Around the Watershed

Upcoming Events

Weekends August 15 through Labor Day- Bilge Pad Blowout!

LB RV BP Blowout BannerIf you're boating at Lake Berryessa or Rio Vista during the last three weekends of August, look for the Bilge Pad Blow Out stations.  Summer interns will be waiting to help you change out your oily bilge pad for a new one. At Lake Berryessa, the stations will be located at Markley Cove, Steele Canyon and Capell Cove. At Rio Vista, the station will be set up in front of the Moose Lodge. At all of the stations, Boater Outreach interns will help boaters change out their oily bilge pad' install a clean, new one; safely recycle the used pad and reward bilge pad users with prizes and boat service discount coupons.

Postponed - Lake Berryessa  & Rio Vista Boater Focus Groups

We've postponed the Lake Berryessa and Rio Vista Boater Focus group events due to low response numbers to our invitations.  We plan to reschedule these events for early November.  Please watch this space for more information- we really want your opinions! For more information about participating in a Lake Berryessa or Rio Vista Focus Group, or to be put on our participant list, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, September 20 - Coastal Clean up 2014 at a location near you.

2014 CCD for webJoin friends and neighbors at a Solano County Coastal Cleanup event on Saturday, September 20th from 9 am to 12 pm.  Clean up Day events will take place in Benicia, Dixon, Rio Vista, Vacaville and Vallejo, as well as at Lake Berryessa, Lake Solano Park and on Putah Creek. Click on the blue text to take you to that event's flier.

This event is a great opportunity for families, friends, coworkers, scout troops, school groups, service clubs, and individuals.  All our efforts combine with those of people from all over California to clean up our waterways and beaches. Each year, participants in our County clean up efforts make a huge difference to both our local watersheds and to the Delta and the San Francisco Bay.

Download the event flier for contact information of the coordinator for your city or preferred park, and check back often for more information.

Once you decide where you'd like to volunteer, please download the event Waiver Form below and print, complete and bring with you to the event. 

Solano County Cleanup Sites Waiver Form        Lake Berryessa Cleanup Waiver Form

We look forward to seeing you on September 20!