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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

Wild Night in East Sac

Wild Night in East Sac

This Wednesday has a wild co-inky-dinky. Both ESP and the CA Native Plant Society have planned nature oriented events in McKinley Park. ... Read More

Speaker Series to Include Free Raffle of East Sacramento Books

Speaker Series to Include Free Raffle of East Sacramento Books

East Sacramento Preservation Speaker Series

6-7 pm Wednesday, January 14, 2015

McKinley Park Clunie Clubhouse, East Sacramento Room, 600 Alhambra Blvd.

Paula Peper, historian, author and US Forest ecologist at the Center for Urban Forest Research-retired will present: East Sacramento: From Swamp to Urban Forest... Read More

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Recycle your holiday tree for free

Give your holiday tree a proper send-off; rather than tossing it in the trash, recycle it! You’ll be doing our local landfills a favor.

Sacramento County Waste Management Recycling and SMUD are partnering again this year to offer free holiday tree recycling, including flocked trees, for residents and businesses of Sacramento County. Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails prior to bringing them in.

Dates, Locations, Addresses and Times

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 -Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 31- Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 3- SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Free mulching available)

Acorn Harvesters Needed

Acorn Harvesters Needed

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is recruiting acorn Harvesters for our fall 2014 Acorn Harvest. The Sacramento Tree Foundation is committed to enhancing the natural heritage of the Sacramento region by growing locally adapted, genetically appropriate native trees. Training is provided to help volunteers identify, collect and record 500 viable acorns (about 2 gallons worth). From October to December, 7,000- 15,000 acorns will be collected.  Training class takes place at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center,  Saturday, September 27 10:00am – 12:00.

Please RSVP to Zarah Wyly: (916)974-4307, Zarah@sactree.com

Adopt-A-Park: Shasta Park

Adopt-A-Park: Shasta Park
Adopt-A-Park: Shasta Park
08-23-2014 - 08-23-2014
City of Sacramento Dept of Parks & Rec
: http://portal.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Volunteer-Opportunities/Short-Term-Opportunities
Admission: Free
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East Sacramento McKinley Park Loses Two More Trees

East Sacramento McKinley Park Loses Two More Trees

Tree Foundation—Elm Update, July 29, 2014, McKinley Park

Recently one of the Elm trees shed a large limb over the playground and damaged the park bench. No one was injured. This incident prompted Urban Forestry Services to perform aerial inspections on the group of Elms in that area. We have been informed that two trees will be removed due to substantial structural defects. The remaining six trees have structural defects that will be manage with pruning and periodic monitoring. ... Read More