FAIRFIELD — A new ranger station that opens Friday will offer visitors to downtown Vallejo information about public lands in the region.
The U.S. Forest Service will host a ribbon-cutting reception from 5 to 6 p.m. for the ranger station at 419 Georgia St., according to a press release. The station will highlight local and regional parks, California State Parks, as well as lands managed by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Wildlife Refuge System and Solano Land Trust.
“These lands belong to all of us,” said Amanda Cundiff, partnership liaison for the Forest Service, in a press release. “Our goal is to inspire everyone to get out and explore the public lands near you. That could mean going on a family picnic in Blue Rock Springs Park here in Vallejo, or planning your first wilderness camping trip in the Mendocino National Forest a couple hours away.”
The ranger station will eventually carry information for volunteer, internship and job opportunities, according to the press release. The San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge will recruit for its Youth Conservation Corps this summer. The station will also serve as headquarters for the Visions of the Wild Festival, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Sept. 3-6.
The ranger station will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays during the farmers market and during Friday’s Art Walk. An exhibit of artwork by Jesse Bethel High School students and Vallejo resident Paul Armentano will be on display.
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