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Want Shade? Plant a Tree

Want Shade? Plant a Tree

Want more shade next summer — and a cooler home? Plant a tree.

Fall is an ideal time to plant shade trees. The cooler weather and early rain help young trees put down roots and get off to a strong start.

The Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District offer free trees through their Sacramento Shade program. Mature trees can cut home cooling costs during hot summer months by as much as 60 percent.

Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Celebrate a Decade of Building Trails with Music and BBQ at the American River TrailFest

Celebrate a Decade of Building Trails with Music and BBQ at the American River TrailFest

 

In 2004, the American River Conservancy embarked on a campaign to build the first multi-use recreational trail system along the South Fork American River. Over the past decade with support from the local community and public agencies, ARC has preserved nearly 3,000 thousand of acres of open space and built over 20 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails near the South Fork.

On Sunday, June 9th, the American River Conservancy hosts the tenth annual American River TrailFest at Earthtrek Expeditions in Lotus, CA. TrailFest is a family-friendly event that features live music, BBQ dinner, microbreweries and local wineries, live and silent auctions, and Kids’ Zone activity tent. This year, the event features a line-up of talented musicians headlined by local favorites, The Rusty Buckets.

Ready for Spring? American River Parkway Invites You to Participate...Time to Spring into Action!

Ready for Spring?  American River Parkway Invites You to Participate...Time to Spring into Action!

 

March Volunteer Opportunities

  

Volunteer with us at the ARPF Demonstration Garden

Saturday, March 2, 2013
9am-12pm

We will be adding mulch to the garden and transplanting some small plants.

Where: ARPF Demonstration Garden
5700 Arden Way

Park in front of the office in the "No Parking" area.

2013 Greenprint Summit

2013 Greenprint Summit

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a special day of learning, networking, and collaboration on designing, building, and maintaining healthy communities in the Sacramento region. This year’s Greenprint Summit will focus on demonstrating the connection between public health and the urban forest. The Summit provides a forum for sharing current research findings, learning about current regional projects, and exploring new innovative partnerships.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Frank, President of Urban Design 4 Health, Seattle
  • Dr. Desirée Backman, Chief Prevention Officer Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System and California Department of Health Care Services
  • Dr. Sam Soret, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health and Geoinformatics Sciences, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
  • Dr.

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012

 Contact: Jessica Hess
Media and Communication Specialist
City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
916-808-8260
JHess@cityofsacramento.org

 

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

Remember to properly dispose of all fats, oils and grease after the big holiday meal
 

Sacramento, CA - Sewer blockages and backups increase by up to 50 percent during the holidays. Leftover food put down kitchen sinks and garbage disposals contributes to increased sewer clogs. People can avoid potentially messy problems and holiday havoc by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease.

When poured down the sink, fats, oils and grease accumulate in sewer pipes restricting flow and ultimately causing blockages and backups in homes and neighborhoods.

ARPF Thanks You for All You Give, Sacramento!

ARPF Thanks You for All You Give, Sacramento!

December Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us at River Bend Park
Saturday, December 15th
9am-12pm