7:30am - Registration, light breakfast, and lunch prep begin.
8:30am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
12:00pm - Break for lunch on trail.
3:30pm - Head back to camp.
4:00pm - Drinks, appetizers and socializing. Showers available.
5:30pm - Dinner and entertainment.
SUN EXPOSURE | HYDRATION | HYPOTHERMIA Please plan for sun protection, including sun hats, sun block and light long sleeve shirts. Please bring water bottles or a water bladder large enough to hold at least 2 liters of water. Drink plenty of water throughout the work day. If you feel tired or weak, let your crew leader know, and take a break.
POISON OAK There are limited areas of poison oak. Have your crew leader point some out to you if you don’t know what it looks like. “Bunny suits” will be provided for those who need extra protection. Clean with Tecnu (which V-O-Cal provides) after the work day, and be cautious when handling your dirty clothes. Always wear gloves when handling tools.
TICKS Ticks are always a hazard so it is important to check during and after the project.
SNAKES Rattlesnakes can be present but likely will be scared away by the large number of volunteers. If you see one, tell your crew leader, and wait until it leaves the area before proceeding.
SHARP TOOLS Please listen to your crew leader’s tool safety talk and observe proper tool use throughout the day.
V-O-Cal volunteers will be rehabilitating long-neglected trail at Lynch Canyon Open Space, land that was saved from becoming landfill by the Solano Land Trust, our hosts this weekend. Our focus will be on the Prairie View Trail, a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, which continues across the street in Rockville Hills County Park, as part of an eventual 550 mile loop encircling the Bay. We will be widening the trail in places, improving drainage, and making some small re-routes to improve sustainability.
The Napa County Open Space and Parks District is naming the Madrone trail after Chino Yip. We have worked on this trail in the past and will be extending it this year. Chino Yip was instrumental in the planning and development of Moore Creek Park. He is also a V-O-Cal crew leader and long-time volunteer. Help honor Chino by participating in this project!
We are headed back to Sanborn Park in Santa Clara County Parks. This year we will build a new trail that will connect to a bridge to be installed later this summer by park staff.