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Sacramento Climate Change Town Hall Meeting—Important

Sacramento Climate Change Town Hall Meeting—Important
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Solar Cooking Festival

Solar Cooking Festival

Learn to cook with the sun at this free event at William Land Park. This is a perfect opportunity for novices and solar cooking pros. When most people see it they say, "It's so easy!"

Watch local and international chefs demonstrate their cooking techniques. Solar chefs will hold mini solar-cooking classes to get you started. You can purchase new solar cookers or learn how to make one at home. 

Solar cookers help families throughout the world. You can learn more about the international outreach at this event or on-line at solarcookers.org

If you are a Solar Chef and would like to find out how to participate, go to http://solarcookers.org/events/festival/  

Online registration ends July 16th. This will be a unique opportunity to work alongside solar chefs from Kenya, Norway, Uganda, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Germany, Canada and Hong Kong.

This is a family-friendly event, so no alcohol please.

"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, May 5th @ 6:30 pm. 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.

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season


AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

East Sac Project Coming Before Planning Commission

East Sac Project Coming Before Planning Commission

A Community Process

The below information is from the Sutter Park Website.

Transitioning a neighborhood of such history, identity and character is both a great challenge and a great responsibility. To prepare, the team at Sutter and StoneBridge Properties hit the books—and the streets... Read More

Sac State continues tradition of a green campus

Sac State continues tradition of a green campus

East Sacramento Volunteer Opportunity—Calling All Pruners

East Sacramento Volunteer Opportunity—Calling All Pruners

Fill out this form to volunteer for Friends of East Sacramento’s Next Volunteer Day. Details follow.

 

Dear McKinley Park Volunteers:

Thanks so much to all of you for your volunteer help in keeping McKinley Park clean and beautiful.

We wanted to let you know that our next volunteer day will be Saturday, January 4, from 10 am to 1 pm in the McKinley Rose Garden. (At H and 33rd Streets) 

We will be joining with the Sacramento Rose Society volunteers for the garden’s annual prune-a-thon.  No experience is required as expert rosarians will be there to teach volunteers how to prune. Help will also be needed in removing the rose bush trimmings, raking where needed in the garden, and pruning the bushes around the garden... Read More