Citizen Science Friday
December 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
Get involved in science on our lands! Solano Land Trust staff will teach you all you need to know.
Signs that tell stories: Educational signs can enrich an experience for visitors from all walks of life. Lynch Canyon is a treasure trove of learning opportunities and stories just waiting to be told. SLT and County Parks staff would like to expand our informational signs, but first we need an inventory of what we have. We are also interested in your ideas!
Calling for all experience levels! There are 9 named trails at Lynch Canyon, ranging from easy to difficult, and we need to hike them all! Ideally, we will break into teams, one team for each trail. We are hoping to form teams between people familiar with the trails and signs and those who are still looking to the signs for direction. We need experienced Lynch Canyon volunteers to help us catch those out-of-the-way signs. Staff and Lynch Canyon volunteers may be so familiar with the trails that we take for granted the way finding signs that a newcomer needs, so we are also hoping for fresh eyes. Do you have a friend who keeps meaning to get out and exercise? Please bring them! Do you usually hike Kestrel? Consider teaming up with someone who usually hikes North Ridge Trail.
What we will do: Meet at the Lynch Canyon parking lot. We will break into teams depending on turnout. Those who need to leave strictly at 12:30 will be teamed together and given a trail that they can finish on time. I will hand out the sign survey forms, maps, and GPS units. Each team will hike a trail and fill out survey forms, GPS the locations, and take pictures of the signs they see. Along the way, please note any areas that you think could use signs. If we do not finish all of the trails, I will ask for volunteers to continue the project on a different day. If it is sprinkling, we will still hike. If it is pouring rain, we will still meet so that I can hand out forms, explain what information SLT needs, and we can plan alternative days for the hikes.
What you need to bring: Weather appropriate hiking gear. Layers are your friends. Don’t forget your water bottles!
When you RSVP, please tell me what difficulty level and trail length you prefer.