New Year’s Eve Nature Walk: Watchin’ the Tide Roll In at Rush Ranch

The Solano Land Trust is hosting a King Tides Walk from 11 AM to 1 PM on Tuesday, December 31st. The walk includes tours of some of the California King Tides Project’s Citizen Science Monitoring Locations. Check out the details below and contact the Solano Land Trust at daviess@sfsu.edu to sign up!

SOLANO COUNTY – Celebrate New Year’s Eve learning about science while watching the tide roll across Rush Ranch’s wild wetland. Join scientist and educator Sarah Ferner on Tuesday, December 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a short walk near the edge of Suisun Marsh during one of the highest high tides of the year – a King Tide. Nature should put on a quietly beautiful show as the rising tide slowly floods the marsh. Participants will learn about Suisun Marsh, scientific research occurring there, and what King Tides can teach us about sea level rise. Bring your camera to participate in California King Tide Project’s citizen science photo monitoring. Space is limited and advance registration is required via e-mail to Sarah at daviess@sfsu.edu.

Bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good tread, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that provide protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain, cold). Hiking sticks, bug repellent and binoculars are also recommended. Plan to walk on trails that may be wet or muddy and stand still in windy conditions. This event is primarily for adults, though interested young people are welcome. The walk will proceed rain or shine because stormy weather creates an even more interesting scene.

Meet in the courtyard outside the Rush Ranch Nature Center. The Ranch is located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road near Suisun City, about 2 miles south of the Highway 12/Sunset Avenue/Grizzly Island Road intersection. For questions, call 707-432-0150 x200 or email volunteer@solanolandtrust.org.

Rush Ranch is owned and operated by Solano Land Trust, in partnership with the Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Learn more at www.solanolandtrust.org.

Rush Ranch at High Tide. Courtesy of Tom Muehleisen

Rush Ranch at High Tide. Courtesy of Tom Muehleisen

Rush Ranch at King Tide by Tom Muehleisen

Rush Ranch at King Tide by Tom Muehleisen