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Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Green Acres Nursery & Supply)

Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Green Acres Nursery & Supply)
Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop (Green Acres Nursery & Supply)
08-29-2015 - 08-29-2015
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free *Registration is not required, but recommended to secure your tree watering bucket filled with fun gardening and water conservation items
 
(916) 875-6913
 
http://www.takeashowersaveatree.org/ to register
Start Time(s): Sat 10am-11am
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County are joining the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Water Agency for a free Take a Shower, Save a Tree Workshop Master Gardeners will talk about the benefits of selecting Mediterranean climate and California native plants for creating an attractive and water conserving landscape Sacramento Tree Foundation will teach you how to identify signs of water stress and how to do simple soil moisture monitoring  Plus, you will learn resp
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Children's Earth Day Celebration

Children's Earth Day Celebration
Children's Earth Day Celebration
04-22-2015 - 04-22-2015
Sacramento Children's Museum
http://www.sackids.org/
Admission: Free *Children also receive free admission into the Sacramento Children's Museum
 
(916) 464-1910
info@sackids.org
 
Start Time(s): Wed 11am-1pm
The Sacramento Children's Museum is partnering with Assemblyman Ken Cooley to host the Children's Earth Day Celebration
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Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Drought, water shortages on voters’ minds

Californians believe the water shortage is serious by a whopping 94 percent in the latest Field Poll, released Thursday... Read More

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)

Acorn Harvesters Needed

Acorn Harvesters Needed

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is recruiting acorn Harvesters for our fall 2014 Acorn Harvest. The Sacramento Tree Foundation is committed to enhancing the natural heritage of the Sacramento region by growing locally adapted, genetically appropriate native trees. Training is provided to help volunteers identify, collect and record 500 viable acorns (about 2 gallons worth). From October to December, 7,000- 15,000 acorns will be collected.  Training class takes place at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center,  Saturday, September 27 10:00am – 12:00.

Please RSVP to Zarah Wyly: (916)974-4307, Zarah@sactree.com

6 things you should know about sunscreen

6 things you should know about sunscreen
By Jeff Maher/News10 Did you know that about 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society? Remember to protect your skin and use sunscreen if you're heading outdoors this Memorial Day. Here are six things to know and consider about sunscreen as summer kicks off: 1. Check labels for the term "broad-spectrum." That means it protects against both the UVA rays which cause wrinkles and cancer as well as the UVB rays which cause burns. 2. Dermatologists say SPF 30 is the new SPF 15. Doctors are now recommending SPF 30 more than SPF 15 because the former blocks 97 percent of UVB rays. 3. Check expiration dates. Sunscreen becomes less effective about three years after you open the container. 4. Apply at least two layers of sunscreen. 5.

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season


AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.