SOLANO COUNTY — Join a free, guided nature walk at Lake Solano Park on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Lake Solano volunteers Linda Matlock and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead the two-hour, easy-paced tour.
Discover, through a reading of the poem “Ode to Putah Creek” by Kitty Van Newkoop, that the Patwin Indians lived by Putah Creek.
Hear how Putah Creek was transformed into Lake Solano, bringing precious water to farmers and residents of Solano County.
Learn about the native plants and trees, and some of their medicinal secrets passed down through the generations by Native Americans.
Spot great blue herons, snowy egrets, peacocks or other wildlife on the tour.
The guides will also show what the resident beavers have been up to.
Lake Solano Park and Campground is located at 8685 Pleasants Valley Road, just off Highway 128 near the town of Winters.
Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Nature Center at the west entrance of the park.
The presentation is free, but there is a fee for parking, payable at the east entrance of the park, on the other side of Pleasants Valley Road.
No RSVP is necessary. For questions in advance, call Kitty Van Newkoop at 557-9308. For same day information, call 530-795-2990.
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