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State officials to hold public meeting on Bay Delta Conservation

State officials to hold public meeting on Bay Delta Conservation

SACRAMENTO - On Monday, April 25, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes and California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird will gather with stakeholders and the public to discuss the continued development of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), including plans for obtaining public input into the BDCP process.

The public meeting will take place from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Tsakapolous Library Galleria, 828 I Street in Sacramento.

The Department of the Interior and the state of California are committed to moving forward with the development of a habitat conservation plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that achieves the dual goals of the BDCP-ecosystem restoration and water supply reliability.

Development of the BDCP began in 2006 and has involved the active participation of water contractors and agencies, environmental and conservation organizations, state and federal agencies and other stakeholder groups.

Slideshow: Tornado in the Maxwell area

Slideshow: Tornado in the Maxwell area

SACRAMENTO - A tornado formed near the Colusa County town of Maxwell Monday.

Check out the tornado photos sent in from viewers.

Free recycling for West Sac seniors

Free recycling for West Sac seniors

Living on a fixed income and want to save money when you have hazardous waste for the Yolo Landfill?

If you are a West Sacramento resident age 65 or older, or you have a disability, you qualify for free pick-up of household hazardous waste (HHW), says West Sac city spokesman Art Schroeder in the city's newsletter.. 

The Yolo County Central Landfill offers the service to qualified West Sacramento residents as part of the HHW drop-off program the landfill offers every Friday and Saturday.

Examples of hazardous waste include fluorescent lights, batteries, paint, household cleaners, automotive fluids, syringes, mercury thermometers, and pesticides. 

To schedule an appointment, call toll free (866) 714-8470. .To learn more about cost effective city services and programs, visit www.cityofwestsacramento.org.

Free tire recycling in West Sacramento on Feb. 26

Free tire recycling in West Sacramento on Feb. 26

Yolo County and the City of West Sacramento are hosting a free tire recycling event this Saturday, Feb.26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 815 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.  

Yolo County residents are encouraged to turn in their used passenger car, truck or farm tractor tires during this free event, made possible through a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).  Participants may bring in up to nine tires to be recycled free of charge.

Things to remember when participating in this tire recycling event:
*There is a limit of no more than nine tires.

Post holiday recycling

With Christmas over, you may be wondering what to do with last year’s Christmas tree.  City spokesman Art Schroeder says in West Sacramento, Christmas trees can be recycled curbside by cutting them into sections small enough to fit in your yard waste cart.

Schroeder says, "Place the pieces in your yard waste cart or place them next to your yard waste cart and they will be collected on your regular service day…You should remove all tinsel, lights, ornaments, flocking and stands.

You can also take your tree to the Yolo County Central Landfill, located at 44090 County Rd 28H for free drop-off.  Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free tree pruning workshop

Free tree pruning workshop

WEST SACRAMENTO - Learn to prune young trees for structure and form at the free tree pruning workshop.

The class will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15. at 1110 West Capitol Avenue, City Hall from 9am to 11:30am. 

RSVP: Call 617-4620 to register.