SLT in the News

Popular Solano park will reopen next week

Author: By Sam McManis, The Sacramento Bee
Date: Feb 04, 2011

Lynch Canyon Open Space, a popular area closed for six months because of Solano County's budget deficit, will reopen for hikers and trail runners on weekends only, starting Feb. 12 and continuing through June 26.

Hours at the park, nestled in the foothills of American Canyon southwest of Fairfield, are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Feb. 12, the Solano Land Trust will sponsor a volunteer day for trail maintenance from 9 a.m. to noon. That same day, there also is a Flyway Festival Raptor Tour led by local experts. Dogs are not allowed on Lynch Canyon trails, and there is a $5 parking free at the trailhead.

Those wanting to work on volunteer day are encouraged to reserve a spot by calling (707) 432-0150, ext. 200, or by e-mailing natalie@solanolandtrust.org.

In addition, the fourth annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run, a rugged half-marathon and 10K, is scheduled for June 4.

Linda Seifert of the Land Trust said in a prepared statement that the open space is Solano County's "sky country (that) begins right at the edge of I-80. As you make your way up and away from the rush of cars, you feel as though you are truly escaping the rough and hurried edges of our times."

smcmanis@sacbee.com