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Muir, his horses provide outdoor adventures for disabled

Daily Republic

SUISUN CITY — Michael Muir has not let a diagnoses of multiple sclerosis stop him from enjoying the outdoors, even if it is from his wheelchair.

The 67-year-old’s love of horses keeps him ticking along just fine. Over the past 55 years, he has represented the United States four times in world and international championship carriage driving competitions, winning medals and champion honors in Germany, Austria, France and Great Britain. Continue reading...


Solano Land Trust Yoga Hike

Good Day Sacramento

Dina Kupfer is finding out more about Solano Land Trust! Their goal is to share open space with the community by offering outdoor activities to learn about nature, get disconnected and showcase Solano Land Trust offering Yoga hikes through Rockville Trails Preserve. View the videos to find out more. PART 1 | PART 2


Supervisors to Consider Countywide Park District

California Native Plant Society | November 2019 Chapter Newsletter

Solano County voters who support formation of the countywide park district are encouraged to attend the November 19th meeting of the County Board of Supervisors when the Administrative and Finance Plan for the proposed Solano County Park and Open Space District will be discussed.  Supervisors Erin Hannigan and John Vasquez, sitting as the Board’s Park District Subcommittee last month, requested this plan be discussed by the full Board. Continue reading...


The Great Solano Outdoors - Jepson Prairie Preserve

Discover Solano | Fall/Winter 2019

Jepson Prairie Preserve is one of California's best remaining examples of a vernal pool ecosystem and native grassland prairie. Dry and dormant most of the year, the prairie is transformed each spring by winter rains into a tapestry of stunning colors, and its vernal pools host a rich diversity of rare aquatic life. Enjoy an easy guided walk which may include portions of the preserve that are only accessible with a Jepson Prairie docent.
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Land trust launches Rockville Trails project, financial campaign

Daily Republic | Glen Faison | September 18, 2019

FAIRFIELD — The stage was set Wednesday for the most-visible work yet at an expansive woodlands preserve – and a campaign to make it all happen.

The Solano Land Trust and its partners pulled together a multimillion-dollar fundraising effort early this decade to secure 1,500 acres of hills and woodlands in rural Fairfield as open space for the community. Now the organization and its partners hope to do something similar to develop the site for community use. Continue reading...


At Rockville Trails Preserve, 'Awesome isn't even the best word'
Solano Land Trust officials, elected leaders break ground and unveil details of new park design

The Reporter | Richard Bammer | September 18, 2019

With the crunch of shovels slicing into beige dirt Wednesday, the groundbreaking ceremony for Rockville Trails Preserve reached its high point.

Shortly afterward, District 2 Solano County Supervisor Monica Brown, looking out at the hilly, oak-studded, boulder-strewn landscape, summed up the ongoing effort to preserve and enhance the 1,600 acres for public use. Continue reading...


Taking a 'nature bath' in Lynch Canyon
Times-Herald | Richard Bammer | September 2, 2019

On Labor Day, Solano Land Trust's first fall 2019 Kids Hike, led by docents in open space park in rural Fairfield, proves to be a healthy, educational adventure.

While there were many different ways to enjoy Labor Day, hiking with children in a rural Fairfield park proved to be not only educational but also therapeutic, a sort-of “nature bath,” reducing stress and anxiety while boosting an overall sense of well-being.  Continue reading...


Solano Land Trust to carve out 2-mile trail at Rockville preserve
Daily Republic | Todd R. Hansen | August 25, 2019

FAIRFIELD — Eldrith Gosney has been involved in trail racing for about 35 years.

Gosney said she spends more time hiking than running these days – on the headlands in Marin County and at Rockville Regional Park and on trails throughout her native Bay Area – so she is excited about the prospect of a new trail coming to the Rockville Trails Preserve. Continue reading...