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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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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.

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.