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McIntyre Ranch
Located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. 
Take St. John’s Mine Road, cross over the cattle crossing & stay to the right.
You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.
This is a very narrow road, 10-15 mph. Be aware of wild life.



Sandy Tawaratsumida
Recreation Coordinator
707-639-1325
stawaratsumida@gvrd.org

Crystal Stephan
Recreation Coordinator
Foley Cultural Center
707-648-4630
cstephan@gvrd.org


Outdoor


  COYOTE CLUB - Ages 4-14
  The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats,
  farm animals and an educational garden. Getting up close
  to nature helps us to understand the balance we have with
  the environment. Studies have found that children who
  spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested
  in school. Families are encourage to come to every
  meeting. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! For more
  information contact the Coordinator at 639-1325.
Instructor: Dee Davis
Location: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway.
Cost: $5/class resident, $6/class nonresident
Saturday, 9:00-11:00am
Register here - pre-registration required


  HORSE DAY AT McINTYRE RANCH - Ages 10-17
  Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in
  their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes
  because this is a "hands-on" experience. You will put a halter
  on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean
  their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance
  to sit on a horse (helmets are required and provided, keep
  hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring
  a water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact
  the Coordinator at 639-1325. Instructor: Jane Mitchell
Location: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway.
Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class nonresident
Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Register here - pre-registration required



 

INTERMEDIATE
BACKPACKING

AGES 15+


This class is designed for those who have done a little backpacking,
or perhaps have done some backpacking in the past, but just need to hone their
skills.
  Ideally, you already know the
basics about gear, food, shelter, and safety management and have set up a
campsite/ followed a map while on a route.
 
Now you’re ready to do more of the actual planning: select a
destination, plot your route on a map, plan for your water sources, and go even
deeper into the
wilderness. This
class will guide you through this in-depth process and you’ll learn even more
about gear and strategy options, as well as how to survive common emergencies
in the wilderness. Together, we’ll plan a trip into the High Sierra, during the
week of March 28 - April 2(# of days determined by the class); we’ll travel
safely and efficiently through a variety of ecologic zones and plant
communities; you’ll experience the grandeur and the beauty of the sub-alpine
environment on a deeply personal level.
 
The class will help prepare you to begin planning and executing real
wilderness backpacking trips on your own.
For more information, contact the Foley Cultural Center at
707-648-4630.
Instructor:
Terrie Arnold.

Foley Cultural Center, 1499 N. Camino
Alto


Cost: 
$50/R, $60/NR Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Dates: March 2-23

Register here





FREE! SUSTAINABLE
LANDSCAPING FOR YOUR HOUSE


Winter is a good time to start dreaming and
planning about our garden renewal. This is the perfect class for homeowners who
are thinking about replacing a lawn or who would like to make their current
landscapes resource-wise. You will learn about sustainable landscaping:
beautiful, productive, life-supporting ecosystem featuring trees and a variety
of perennials fed by “secondary” water (greywater and rainwater). We’ll discuss
edible landscaping, examine a few simple design plans, look into current turf
replacement rebates and tell you about sustainable landscapers in our area.
Class is
offered by Sustainable Solano and taught by local landscapers promoting
sustainable landscaping practices.
. For more information or questions please email info@sustainablesolano.org. Instructor: TBA

Foley Cultural Center, 1499
N. Camino Alto
Tues, Feb 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Tues, Mar 21, 6:30-8:30pm

Tues, June
6, 6:30-8:30pm

Tues, Sept 12, 6:30-8:30pm