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American River Parkway Needs You...Our Youth To Volunteer...AND, Pie Awaits Your Palate!

American River Parkway Needs You...Our Youth To Volunteer...AND, Pie Awaits Your Palate!

 

President's Week

Student Volunteer Day!

 

On Wednesday, February 22nd from 12pm-3pm

we invite students, ages 14 and up, to help us with oak grove maintenance at the Elmanto access to the Parkway.

 

We will provide gloves, tools, and pie!

6400 Pounds of Debris Lighter is Our American River Parkway - Thank You 100+ Volunteers!

6400 Pounds of Debris Lighter is Our American River Parkway - Thank You 100+ Volunteers!

 

 

 

 

Once again, our community offers servitude to our beloved American River Parkway!  Such is the reciprocity of gratitude.   Our American River Parkway gives so much to our community and asks for such little in return and we are honored to partake in nourishing that which nourishes our soul, all year long…from long walks along the trails all bundled up with a warm drink in hand, to runners who pace their time along a quiet path, to a spectacular salmon run delighting onlookers, as well as those hope

People Protesting Against Water Company

People Protesting Against Water Company

People in Rancho cordova are taking action after being notified by golden state water company that their rates are going up 50 percent if approved by California public utilities commission. They have made flyers, signs, and plan to appeal to commissioners.

Golden state says the proposed increase is actually 23% for average use water metered customer.

 

Source: Jeff Maher, News10 reporter

Local Restaurant Seizes The Sun!

Rancho Cordova, CA – Locally owned Brookfields Restaurant has always taken pride in their wholesome, homemade
fresh food, and in providing exceptional customer service. Brookfields has also been very active in
recycling.

For over a decade they have been saving our landfills by recycling cardboard, glass, paper and
plastic.  Waste grease from their fryers is picked up by a local oil company and converted to biodiesel.
And, they are currently investigating recycling vegetable waste with a local composter.

In addition, biodegradable products are used to package Brookfields “to go” meals, including utensils made from
potatoes.

The Brookfields “green revolution” expanded this month.  Air Systems of Sacramento, and a local
solar products manufacturer, SolarRoofs.com, are installing solar thermal panels to offset hot water
needs at their Folsom Blvd. location.

The Jerusalem Cricket is scary looking but harmless

The Jerusalem Cricket is scary looking but harmless

The large (up to 2 inches in length), fierce-looking Jerusalem Cricket is a member of the Stenopelmatidae family.  It is commonly called a “potato bug,” in spite of the fact that it doesn’t prefer potatoes and is not a true bug.  The Native Americans called it Who-tzi-Neh or “Old Bald Man.”  Southwestern Indian tribes once called it, “child of the desert” and regarded it with fear. In Mexico it is sometimes referred to as, ”Niña de la Tierra,” translated, “Child of the Earth,” because of the almost child-like appearance of its relatively large, roundish head.

Occurring only on the North American continent, west of the Rocky Mountains from British Columbia to Mexico, the Jerusalem Cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus, is a mostly subterranean insect that is only occasionally seen when it ventures above ground after dark, when cool, moist conditions prevail, or when the ground is being tilled for planting.  It is not poisonous but its l

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, legislation that would require each state’s department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization to put in place a Complete Streets policy that ensures all Federally-funded transportation projects accommodate the safety and convenience of all users. Complete Streets policies ensures roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, freight vehicles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH).

“Complete Streets policies are a win-win for local communities: they save lives and create forward-looking projects that provide lasting value,” Matsui said.