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Earth Day 2015 Celebration

Earth Day 2015 Celebration
Earth Day 2015 Celebration
04-22-2015 - 04-22-2015
City of Sacramento
http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Neighborhood-Services/Earth-Day
Admission: Free
 
(916) 808-6789
 
Start Time(s): Wed 9am-2pm
Celebrate Mother Earth this Wednesday This great event will be filled with environmental education, live entertainment and a lot of fun.  Last year the annual Earth Day Celebration drew more than 6,000 participants from the Sacramento region including area schools, surrounding business patrons, and other members of the community. 
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You’re Invited to Celebrate Earth Day at City Hall!

You’re Invited to Celebrate Earth Day at City Hall!

Join the City of West Sacramento for a free and fun family event to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave.

There will be activities for the kids, live music, local food, raffle prizes, and information about ways you can be a part of the solution and reduce your carbon footprint. Vendors will be on hand with information about services and products that can help your family live healthier and sustainably.

NEW: Rain Barrel workshops  – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (pre-registration required)... Read More

Fix a Leak Week: Every Drop Counts in this Drought

Fix a Leak Week: Every Drop Counts in this Drought

More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s why the City of West Sacramento is participating in Fix a Leak Week, March 16—March 22. And you can help.

Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is an opportunity to improve the water efficiency of your home by finding and fixing leaks... Read More

West Sacramento Makes Flood Protection a Priority, Even During the Drought

West Sacramento Makes Flood Protection a Priority, Even During the Drought

Fifty-two miles of levees surround West Sacramento, protecting residents and businesses from major flood events along the Sacramento River and the Yolo and Sacramento Bypasses. It’s critical that West Sacramento remain prepared for a flood, even during a drought. So what can you do to prepare for a flood? It’s simple: Plan. Pack. Protect.

Make a plan for you and your family to be prepared in the event of a flood, or any other emergency. Pack an emergency kit in case you’re evacuated or stranded. And don’t forget to protect your home and property with valuable flood insurance. Remember, high water events aren’t the only cause of flooding. Storms can overwhelm City drainage systems causing localized flooding. No matter the source, flood water damage to your home can be devastating... Read More

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

Urban Farms in West Sacramento

Urban Farms in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is featured in a recent “Little Green Wheelbarrow” article on urban farms (see link: http://littlegreenwheelbarrow.com/urban-farms/).

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Keeping the Air Clean 364 out of 365 Days Last Year

Keeping the Air Clean 364 out of 365 Days Last Year

West Sacramento is part of the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (AQMD). The District provides advisories when it’s OK and not OK to light fireplaces and wood stoves during the winter season.  Residents can sign up for e-mail or text message alerts at http://ysaqmd.enviroflash.org. Advisories also appear on the AQMD’s Facebook page: facebook.com/YoloSolanoAir... Read More