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East Sac McKinley Pond Needs Help

East Sac McKinley Pond Needs Help

McKinley Pond has a history of natural beauty

This is a message from Judy McClaver. She is the champion of our pond and she needs your help to compel the city to keep to the renovation schedule.

All projects meet scheduling challenges, but the proposed date changes to the McKinley Pond renovation will have dire consequences, both in wildlife casualties and financial waste. Please help the pond and our city budget and email the City Council today to ask them to compel City Parks and Recreation to meet the scheduled March start date for renovation. Your attendance at the Tuesday City Council Meeting would also be extremely meaningful... Read More

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

"Deadheading at Dusk" at the Old City Cemetery

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden for an early evening hands-on event on Monday, August 4, @ 6:00 p.m.  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.

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to Drought Conditions, Traditional Gold Rush Days Activities Cancelled for 2014

Due to California’s drought conditions and the enormous amounts of water needed to put on the annual heritage event, the traditional Gold Rush Days activities in Old Sacramento have been cancelled for 2014.  The decision was made by Steve Hammond, President & CEO of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Sacramento and other stakeholders of the event.

Each year, nearly 200 tons of dirt (or decomposed granite) is used to help transform Old Sacramento into a scene out of the 1850s.  In addition to the visual transformation, the dirt also allows for a safe foundation for the horses, wagons and for various skits and performances to take place in the streets. However, it takes up to 3,000 gallons of water per day to keep the dirt dampened and dust down during the event – plus up to 100,000 gallons of water to clean up the dirt at the conclusion of the event.   

Mercy to meet with neighbors on July 29

Mercy to meet with neighbors on July 29

Mercy Hospital to Hold Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Meeting – July 29

(An ESP representative will attend.)

Mercy General Hospital will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. to address residents’ questions and concerns about construction at the hospital’s East Sac campus. ... Read More

City Cemetery Tour - "Cemetery Families - Loving or Lethal?"

City Cemetery Tour - "Cemetery Families - Loving or Lethal?"

Families – Do you really have to love ‘em?  Join us on Saturday, August 2nd at 10:00 am. in exploring the dynamics of some families from yesteryear and see how they answered that question.

 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. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

 

Is your East Sacramento yard River Friendly?

Is your East Sacramento yard River Friendly?

Kudos to the City of Sacramento! This is a reprint from their wonderful blog.

Is your landscape River Friendly?

 

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Deadheading at Daybreak @ The Old City Cemetery

Deadheading at Daybreak @ The Old City Cemetery

Come join us in the beautiful Old City Cemetery’s Historic Rose Garden on Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 a.m. for an early morning hands-on event.  (late risers are welcome) Stay as long as you like. 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.

Bring your own gloves (otherwise they will be provided). Tools and training will be provided and coffee and pastries 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 916-715-7294.