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Mulch Madness returns to McKinley Park

Mulch Madness returns to McKinley Park

Grab your wheelbarrow and join the after-work mulching party at McKinley Park. Volunteers are needed to help care for the park by applying mulch rings around the park trees. If you don’t have a wheelbarrow, just show up! The Sacramento Tree Foundation will have extra wheelbarrows, gloves and rakes.

Monday, July 15, 6:30-8:00pm  –  Meet near the Pond

Monday, August 12, 6:30-8:00pm. –  Meet near the basketball court

Monday, September 9, 6:00-8:00pm.  –  Meet near the Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd.

Mulch Madness! is supported by the City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department and the Sacramento Tree Foundation.  Mulch is provided by the City of Sacramento Urban Forestry Service.

Visit www.sactree.com/events for more information and to register.

Dispose of Fireworks Safely – Collection Services Will Occur on July 4

Dispose of Fireworks Safely – Collection Services Will Occur on July 4

The City of Sacramento Recycling and Solid Waste Division urges customers to dispose of spent fireworks safely.  All used fireworks should be fully extinguished, doused with water and bagged.  Spent fireworks should be placed in garbage containers, they are not recyclable.

Collection Service on Holidays

Garbage, yard waste and A-week recycle collection will occur on July 4 for customers who have Thursday as their collection day.  Containers should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

Did you see the ring around the sun?

If you were outside today, you may have noticed a giant ring around the sun. That ring is actually the reflection of ice crystals from high cirrus clouds, according to EarthSky.org

The ring was seen all over the area by News10 viewers, including Roseville and Stockton. Did you get a chance to see it?

Stash Organic Trash

Stash Organic Trash

Sacramento -- A free Backyard Composting seminar Saturday morning, April 13, explains how to stash organic trash into backyard compost bins and keep it out of landfills.

Camellia Park Commnity Garden at 6650 Cougar Drive in South Sacramento is the place to be for the two early morning seminars at 8 and 9 a.m. to learn about composting organic trash into nutrient-rich soil perfect for enriching gardens.

Save a landfill -- create compost for fun and excitement.

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

Open Gardens in Historic City Cemetery

 

The award-winning Sacramento Historic Rose Garden will host its annual Open Garden with sales of rare old roses and rose merchandise, tours, and a Silent Auction. Thousands of old-fashioned, fragrant roses will be in bloom amidst beautiful Victorian monuments and statues in the Historic City Cemetery. Native plant and perennial gardens will also be on display, and a history tour is scheduled.

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Waste Not... Compost It... Want Not

Sacramento -- Saturday, March 9th kicks off the first 2013 Backyard Composting Seminars at Southside Community Garden, 5th & W Streets in downtown Sacramento.  Session 1 is from 8-9 a.m. and Session 2 from 9-10 a.m. 

April 13th is the next session at Camellia Park Community Center, 6650 Cougar Drive in the South Sacramento area.  Session times are the same each week.  Please view flyer for future dates and locations.

Registration is FREE.  Although not required, please RSVP at http://Facebook.com/SacRecycle to help with staff planning.  Fed up with Facebook?  Please call 916-264-5011 or 311 for more information, or log onto http://sacrecycle.org for all kinds of useful stuff.