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Flex Alert in effect today

Flex Alert in effect today

The ISO is reminding Northern Californians that a Flex Alert is in effect today, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Consumers are encouraged to reduce their energy use between noon and 7 p.m., as air conditioners drive peak demand. Read more in the attached news release or click here.

 

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?

Celebrate a Decade of Building Trails with Music and BBQ at the American River TrailFest

Celebrate a Decade of Building Trails with Music and BBQ at the American River TrailFest

 

In 2004, the American River Conservancy embarked on a campaign to build the first multi-use recreational trail system along the South Fork American River. Over the past decade with support from the local community and public agencies, ARC has preserved nearly 3,000 thousand of acres of open space and built over 20 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails near the South Fork.

On Sunday, June 9th, the American River Conservancy hosts the tenth annual American River TrailFest at Earthtrek Expeditions in Lotus, CA. TrailFest is a family-friendly event that features live music, BBQ dinner, microbreweries and local wineries, live and silent auctions, and Kids’ Zone activity tent. This year, the event features a line-up of talented musicians headlined by local favorites, The Rusty Buckets.

American River Conservancy Hosts Open House

American River Conservancy Hosts Open House

A new exhibit, “Watersheds: Human Connections,” is now on display at the American River Nature Center. Located in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, CA the Nature Center is the education hub of the American River Conservancy (ARC). On Friday, April 12th from 1 to 3 pm, ARC invites the public to attend an open house that showcases the new permanent exhibit.

Funded by a Proposition 84 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the watershed exhibit uses interpretive panels and interactive displays to educate visitors on California’s waterscape. A 3-D model of the American and Cosumnes River watersheds illustrates the infrastructure – dams, hydroelectric facilities, and canals that are important components in moving water from its source to its users. A large interactive watershed table demonstrates the impact moving water has on a landscape or how erosion impacts a diversity of habitats.

Free Landscape Design Workshop

Free Landscape Design Workshop

What: Free Landscape Design Workshop

Why: You'll learn how to create water efficient yards and gardens at this free landscape design workshop

Who:  Workshop led by Landscape Liaisons’ Cheryl Buckwalter

When: Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Additional Information: Call 916-791-2663 to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are also welcome.
 

Go to our Facebook page for updates as we near the event, plus weekly tips on how to improve your home's water efficiency.

http://www.facebook.com/sanjuanwaterdistrict

 

2013 Greenprint Summit

2013 Greenprint Summit

Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a special day of learning, networking, and collaboration on designing, building, and maintaining healthy communities in the Sacramento region. This year’s Greenprint Summit will focus on demonstrating the connection between public health and the urban forest. The Summit provides a forum for sharing current research findings, learning about current regional projects, and exploring new innovative partnerships.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Lawrence Frank, President of Urban Design 4 Health, Seattle
  • Dr. Desirée Backman, Chief Prevention Officer Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System and California Department of Health Care Services
  • Dr. Sam Soret, Chair of the Department of Environmental Health and Geoinformatics Sciences, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University
  • Dr.

Coloma Grange hosts metorite talk and solar eclipse event

Coloma Grange hosts metorite talk and solar eclipse event

PRESS RELEASE

COLOMA, CA - UC Davis geology professor Qing-Zhu Yin will give a public talk, “The “Lotus Valley” Meteorite: What does it mean to science? What does it mean to our valley? What can it mean to you?” on Sunday, May 20.

Where: Gold Trail Grange #452, 319 State Highway 49

Coloma, CA 95613 (located within Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Free Parking at Sutter’s Mill Parking Lot next door)