Information from Solano Land Trust:
All are invited to Get the Rush on Saturday, May 19th from 10am to 1pm at Rush Ranch, just south of Suisun City on Grizzly Island Road. Get the Rush is a series of fun and free activities for the whole family. It takes place on the third Saturday of every month.
Rain or shine, you can enjoy a blacksmith demonstration. Weather permitting, you can also enjoy a marsh walk and Native American display beginning at 10am, and horse drawn wagon rides beginning at 11am.
10am to 11:30am: Take a guided tour of the tidal marsh and upland grasses of Rush Ranch. Learn why Rush Ranch is locally loved and nationally famous! Meet your guide in the native plant garden beside the Nature Center.
10am to 1pm: Travel back in time as you enter the historic Rush Ranch Blacksmith Shop. Learn about traditional blacksmithing tools and equipment, and see the forge in the center of the ranch. Take part in an interactive demonstration with a smithy, and you may even get the opportunity to make your own iron nail or other keepsake!
10am to 1pm: Visit Little Bear at his table full of Native American tools and decorations, most of which he hand-crafted himself. Ask him about his life experiences and the history and culture of Native Americans.
11am to 1pm: All ages and mobility levels are invited to go for a horse-drawn wagon ride. Wheelchair users are encouraged and can board via a solar-powered wheelchair lift. These rides allow those with limited mobility to experience the freedom and excitement of exploring beautiful open spaces like Rush Ranch, with highly trained horses and experienced drivers.
Rush Ranch is owned and operated by Solano Land Trust. This month’s Get the Rush activities are made possible by the volunteers of Solano Land Trust, the Rush Ranch Educational Council, and Access Adventure. Timing and activities may vary month to month. Rush Ranch is located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road, off Highway 12, approximately 2 miles south of Suisun City. For details and directions, visit www.solanolandtrust.org.
Where: Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun, CA 94585.
When: Saturday, May 19th, 10am-1pm
Why: Fun for the entire family!