Around the Watershed

 

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

The Solano County Water Agency is recruiting 10 interns for the summer of 2015.  SCWA will fill 4 Water Conservation and 6 Lake Berryessa Outreach internship positions.

Water Conservation Intern positions may begin in late April and continue until Fall. Interns will primarily work Monday – Friday, but may be required to occasionally work weekends.

The Lake Berryessa Intern positions run May 8, 2015 – Sept 16, 2015. Mandatory dates include May 8th-May 9th and May 15th-May 18th and holiday weekends. Interns typically work Friday-Monday. Candidates will be required to work over the weekends and holidays, and there is some flexibility for candidates who have school at the beginning or end of the internship period.

Download the full 2015 Summer Internship Announcement here, or call Katherine Phillips at (707) 455-1106.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Alamo Creek Restoration

Solano RCD is looking for volunteers to help plant native plants along Alamo Creek and nearby bike trails.  We need to plant more than 500 native trees and shrubs and thousands of native grass, sedge and wildflower plugs during January, February, and March 2015. 

Join us on any or all of our volunteer planting days!

    • Saturday, February 7, 9:00 am -12:00 noon
    • Saturday, February 28, 9:00 am -12:00 noon
    • Saturday, March 14, 9:00 am -12:00 noon

No expertise is needed to help– anyone with an interest in conservation or restoration is welcome at these events, including families, clubs and service groups.  Dress in layers, and bring sun protection and a water bottle.  Solano RCD will provide snacks and all necessary tools.

Please RSVP and reserve a spot either by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 707-678-1655, ext. 118.   Upon RSVPing, participants will receive specific meeting location and details.

 

Blue Rock Springs Creek Tree & Shrub Planting

We have one last big planting day coming up, and welcome everyone to join us as we wrap up this project.

Please join on us at our HUGE native tree and shrub planting day: 

Saturday, February 219:00 am -12:00 noon

Meet at Wardlaw Dog Park (entrance to the parking lot is on Ascot Parkway across from Jesse Bethel High School). Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves.

We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools.  For more information, please visit the Vallejo Watershed Alliance or email Marianne Butler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 707-301-5778

 

 

Lake Berryessa  & Rio Vista Boater Focus Groups

Early this spring, we'll be holding focus groups for Lake Berryessa and Rio Vista inboard motor boaters.  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.

 

Solano County OUTDOOR Guide cover image-72 dpiSolano County OUTDOORS! Guide

This handy booklet is given to all participants in our third grade Watershed Explorers and 6th grade Suisun Marsh Programs.  Click on the book's cover on the left to visit our OUTDOORS! page where you can check out the online version of the booklet, find more great information about enjoying Solano County's outdoor spaces and see reader postings of their explorations of our great parks and open space areas.