Roll and stroll at the Sierra Discover Trail

The Bear Yuba Land Trust is partnering with FREED for a trek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday on the ADA compliant Sierra Discover all access one-mile interpretive loop trail near Grouse Ridge. Wheel, stroll, walk or run the beautiful trail maintained by PG&E. All mobility levels welcome.

After a slow sashay around the Sierra Discovery Trail, there will be time to have lunch before heading over to the Omega Overlook for an easy roll or stroll on that 1/4 mile trail.

This trek is rated as easy. There is a suggested donation of $10, which supports both nonprofit organizations. For more information or to register, call BYLT Treks Coordinator Melony Vance at 530-272-5994, ext. 200 or email

Train tunnels and Old Highway 40

The Bear Yuba Land Trust will head up to the Donner Summit area from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 to explore the historic train tunnels.

Treks leaders Sue Graf and Clarence Motter will explain about how they were built, what life was like for the workers and envision the hardships they went through blasting through granite in the cold and snow.

The outing also will follow a bit of old Highway 40 which once traversed the entire U.S. If you love trains or local history, this trek is for you. It is rated easy to moderate. There is a $12 suggested donation for BYLT members and a $17 for the general public. For more information, go to or call 530-272-5994, ext. 200.

CDFW to offer one-day waterfowl hunting clinic

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Advanced Hunter Education Program and the California Waterfowl Association will co-sponsor a waterfowl hunting clinic Aug. 10 at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area.

The clinic will teach techniques for waterfowl hunting in northern California and is designed to accommodate all skill levels.

Two experienced instructors, CDFW Chief of Patrol Mike Carion and Warden Aaron Freitas will lead the clinic. Topics will include decoy placement, blind design, waterfowl calling, duck identification, appropriate hunting gear, game care, cooking tips and safety. Information will also be provided on hunting State Wildlife Areas and the Federal Refuges.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults (youth 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by adult).

Space is limited so preregistration is required at

After registering, participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

Grizzly Island is located approximately nine miles south of Suisun City.

— Submitted to The Union

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