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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

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

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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Water, Drought and East Sacramento

Water, Drought and East Sacramento

Dry+Out = Drought

Here is an NPR story about East Sacramento and water conservation. East Sacramento resident, Peter Gleick, was interviewed for this story. After the story, ESP offers some additional water saving tips from a sister neighborhood group in Hawaii.

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water, NPR Story... Read More

6 things you should know about sunscreen

6 things you should know about sunscreen
By Jeff Maher/News10 Did you know that about 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society? Remember to protect your skin and use sunscreen if you're heading outdoors this Memorial Day. Here are six things to know and consider about sunscreen as summer kicks off: 1. Check labels for the term "broad-spectrum." That means it protects against both the UVA rays which cause wrinkles and cancer as well as the UVB rays which cause burns. 2. Dermatologists say SPF 30 is the new SPF 15. Doctors are now recommending SPF 30 more than SPF 15 because the former blocks 97 percent of UVB rays. 3. Check expiration dates. Sunscreen becomes less effective about three years after you open the container. 4. Apply at least two layers of sunscreen. 5.