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September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.

Old City Cemetery Event "Deadheading at Dusk"

Old City Cemetery Event  "Deadheading at Dusk"

Come join us on Monday, September 1 at 6:00 pm in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event.  We will be removing spent blooms from the many rosebushes and tidying up the garden which encourages repeat blooming of the roses in our treasured Historic Rose Garden.

Tools and training will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops are free, however, donations are appreciated and go towards the restoration and preservation of the roses and cemetery artifacts.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

Mandatory Water Restriction in Effect

Mandatory Water Restriction in Effect

Since November 2013, the City of West Sacramento has requested that all water customers voluntarily comply with a 20 percent reduction in water use and with water conservation measures outlined in the City’s Urban Water Management Plan, Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency.

Residents responded with merit by effectively reducing water use by 19.4 percent. However, the State continues to experience an extreme drought emergency. Therefore, further action is required on the part of all Californians.

As a result, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency drought regulations which became effective July 28, 2014. These regulations prohibit certain water uses and direct the cities, including the City of West Sacramento, to implement a water shortage contingency plan that imposes mandatory restrictions on outdoor watering... Read More

West Sacramento Tree Update

West Sacramento Tree Update

From the West Sacramento Urban Forest Manager:

Throughout the City of West Sacramento, our landscapes are beginning to show signs of drought stress. Turf and shrubs are browning, some trees located in turf areas are browning and defoliating in response to a reduction in irrigation as required by the State mandate... Read More

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

This week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2013 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2013.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2013 was $721,636,091; an all-time high and an increase of 12.89% from 2012.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.”

New Emergency Notification System Launched: Yolo-Alert.org

New Emergency Notification System Launched: Yolo-Alert.org

The City of West Sacramento, in cooperation with Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, and in partnership with emergency response agencies throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties, has implemented a state-of-the-art mass notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important community news. The system enables officials in the three counties to provide essential information quickly, through a variety of avenues, when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents... Read More