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Shell sells riverside tank facility to Port of West Sacramento

The Port of West Sacramento and Equilon Enterprises D/B/A Shell Oil Products US have reached an agreement on the disposition of Shell’s petroleum tank farm facility in Pioneer Bluff. The deal outlines a creative public-private transaction which will allow Shell to phase out operations at the facility within the next 4 years, by March, 2021... Read More

CDPH participates in prescription drug Take-Back Day

Apr. 26, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health announced that consumers who have prescription drugs that are no longer needed or are expired can dispose of them safely on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 29... Read More

Fish social lives may be key to saving coral reefs

The social eating habits of fish may play a central role in protecting coral reefs, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, published April 10 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 

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Trees for tomorrow planting event Tuesday, 2-7

Help is needed for the City’s  Trees for Tomorrow Program next Tuesday. We will begin planting at Sam Combs Park and then migrate to Westacre and Westfield.  A total of 12 trees will be planted in these three parks. During the event volunteers will be building the community while planting trees. These trees will grow to provide shade, cleaner air, and a serene outdoor space for recreation and relaxation. Shovels will be provided.

 

Address: 205 Stone Blvd
West Sacramento, Ca  95691

Date: Tuesday 2/7/2017

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Go to: http://www.treedavis.org/volunteer/ to sign up!... Read More

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

Yolo landfill exhibit wins Blue Ribbon at county fair

On opening day of the Yolo County Fair, judges announced the Yolo County Department of Community Services, Integrated Waste Management Division’s exhibit won first place for its value in community service.

Sticking with the fair’s theme of “80 Years of Fun”, Yolo County, alongside the recycling staff from jurisdictional partners (Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland) showcased how 80 years of recycling programs throughout the county and at the landfill have made Yolo County more sustainable. The exhibit allows fairgoers to learn about the many ways recycling has changed throughout the decades, identify source reduction programs in their community and participate in a recycling trivia display board.

Most notably, Waste Management, Inc. and Davis Waste Removal, Inc. curbside carts fill the booth highlighting the various programs in Yolo County communities and the recent roll out of organics food waste composting in Davis and Clarksburg.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the tenth street gate. Free. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets, with limited parking within the cemetery. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Pollination sensation

Pollination sensation

Summertime is peak pollinator season as hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects are out in full force gathering pollen and nectar for their nests. California native plants in particular provide an excellent, high-nutrient source of food for not just the European honeybees but for our native birds and pollinators. Join our tour in the California Native Plant Demonstration Garden and learn how to garden for pollinators with our resilient, drought-tolerant summer blooming natives that continue to bring beauty into the garden even during the hottest months of the year. Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:00 a.m. Sacramento Old City Cemetery.