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Sacramento San District About to Start Historic $2.1 Billion Echowater Project

Sacramento San District About to Start Historic $2.1 Billion Echowater Project

It is a service every urban and suburban dweller or worker uses on a daily basis without much thought. This same service has also often been used as a measuring stick to differentiate between a fully developed, industrialized economy and society, and those that are still undergoing development.

We are of course referring to sewage and sanitation services.

For Elk Grove and all of Sacramento County and portions of Yolo County that have sewer connections, that service is provided by the Sacramento County Sanitation District. Many Elk Grove residents might be familiar with the District's sprawling processing facility just west of Franklin Boulevard and North of Laguna Boulevard... Read More

California Drought: 10 Ways to Save Water

California Drought: 10 Ways to Save Water

There is no “I” in drought. There is also no “A”.

Because I live in Parched City, California, I know you little nanny goats have been dying to ask me what I’m doing to save water. Well, it doesn’t matter what I’m doing, what matters is that everyone else is doing it. And I’m here to tell them what for and how to. Did you know we’re suffering from the biggest California Drought ever (if you don’t go back more than 1200 years?)... Read More

Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)

Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)
Plant Clinic (The Secret Garden)
05-02-2015 - 05-02-2015
UC Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
 
(916) 875-6913
 
Start Time(s): Sat 9am-1pm
Do you have questions about your plants? Are these bugs good or bad? What is the reasons do your plant looks different this year?  How can you garden with limited water? Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to have a UC Master Gardener help you answer all over your questions
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Gardening with Limited Water

Gardening with Limited Water
Gardening with Limited Water
05-13-2015 - 05-13-2015
UC Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
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Plant Clinic

Plant Clinic
Plant Clinic
04-11-2015 - 04-11-2015
UC Master Gardeners
http://ucanr.edu/sacmg
Admission: Free
 
(916) 875-6913
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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

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

Micke Grove Zoo growing its conservation efforts with sustainable edible garden

San Joaquin County, CA – As part of its efforts to conserve and protect earth’s resources, Micke Grove Zoo follows the action program of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” The Zoo’s Animal Care Specialists created a soil bed that is used to compost kitchen waste and two separate beds for growing produce. The kitchen waste includes leftover or unusable portions of animal diets created in the animal kitchen. The animal kitchen is where diets are prepared for all of the captive wildlife housed at the Micke Grove Zoo.