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Free e-waste drop off fundraiser this weekend

Free e-waste drop off fundraiser this weekend

What:             Free Electronic Waste Drop off Fundraiser, Participants won’t even

have to get out of their car. Pop the trunk or open the door and we will unload for you!

 

Why:             Our team is raising money to attend soccer tournaments and

helping our environment at the same time by collecting electronic waste.

 

Where:           Joseph Kerr Middle School Parking Lot

8865 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624

 

When: Saturday, August 11th

Elk Grove Offers Innovative Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program

Elk Grove Offers Innovative Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program

Elk Grove, CA – Elk Grove commercial property owners now have better financing options for renewable energy, energy efficiency and water conservation projects, thanks to a new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program offered by the City of Elk Grove. 

The Figtree PACE program provides qualified commercial property owners with long-term, fixed-rate financing not typically available with traditional financing for energy and water efficiency building upgrades and renewable energy systems.  Commercial property owners in the City of Elk Grove are now eligible to apply for PACE financing. 

Special Waste Collection Center Groundbreaking Planned for June 21

Special Waste Collection Center Groundbreaking Planned for June 21

Elk Grove, CA – From old TV sets and computer monitors to paint cans and batteries, most of us have items in our garage or home that are considered household hazardous waste.

The City of Elk Grove is beginning construction of a new facility that will allow residents to dispose of household hazardous waste locally.  On June 21, City officials will break ground on a $4.6 million Special Waste Collection Center located at 10401 Grant Line Road. 

The Special Waste Collection Center is scheduled to open in May of 2013.  When open, the facility will accommodate typical household hazardous wastes and recyclables like antifreeze, batteries, cooking oil, used motor oil, fluorescent light bulbs, pharmaceuticals, gasoline and electronic waste. 

Currently Elk Grove’

Monterey Trail High School wins two grants to develop solar powered project

Monterey Trail High School wins two grants to develop solar powered project

Monterey Trail High School’s Design and Technology Academy (DATA) has been selected as a recipient of a $5,000 Sacramento Municipal and Utility District (SMUD) Energize Minds for Solar Design grant, as well as a $500 Region 3 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Service-Learning Initiative After School mini-grant from the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE).

The DATA program will use the grants to implement the new “Don’t Trash the Trail” program at Monterey Trail and to further develop a solar powered trash compactor.  The “Don’t Trash the Trail” program focuses on educating the school population on the importance of environmental issues. The solar powered trash compactor, which is one-third of the program, is being developed to encourage students and staff to dispose of their trash properly.  Two of Monterey Trail’s recent graduates, James Reede and Gera Groshev, wrote the successful grant proposals.

First Five Mosquito Samples and Two Dead Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

First Five Mosquito Samples and Two Dead Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Elk Grove, Calif.—The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed the first five positive mosquito samples and two new dead birds infected with West Nile virus in both Sacramento and Yolo counties. Though birds had already tested positive in recent weeks, the positive mosquito samples found in both counties are coming much earlier than previous years and could signal a longer and very busy mosquito season. “This virus activity detected in the mosquito population is about a month early. Typically we don’t detect infected mosquito samples until July,” said David Brown District Manager. Based on the California Department of Public Health virus risk assessment, the District is in emergency planning mode. “We want to do what we can now to reduce immature mosquitoes and areas where they breed before they emerge as adult mosquitoes” added Brown.

APWA Sacramento honors the City of Elk Grove's John R. Scott as Manager of the Year

APWA Sacramento honors the City of Elk Grove's John R. Scott as Manager of the Year

Sacramento, Calif. - At a May 17 annual awards dinner celebrating National Public Works Week (May 20-26, 2012), the American Public Works Association (APWA) Sacramento Chapter recognized John R. Scott as one of five outstanding individuals who represented the best management professionals in public works for 2012. Scott won the award for the transportation category.

Scott works diligently and efficiently as the contract manager for Maintenance & Operations for the City of Elk Grove.

Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.