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American River Wins Outstanding Environmental Resource Planning and Utilization Award

American River Wins Outstanding Environmental Resource Planning and Utilization Award

The American River Parkway, a collaborative Regional Treasure and fondly called the “Sacramento Crown Jewel”, along with the late Keith Demetrak, California State Parks are the 2012 inductees into the 2012 California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS), District 2, Recreation, Park and Leisure Hall of Honor.  Representing 70 park and recreation agencies in 19 counties of California, the CPRS Induction Ceremony is Friday, March 9, 2012, Barbara Morse Wackford Community and Aquatics Center in Elk Grove, California.  Terry Selk, Director of Tourism, Sacramento-Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is slated as Guest Speaker.

Use Caution on Area Rivers

Use Caution on Area Rivers

EID urges a cautious approach to local streams and rivers. As the weather continues to warm  up, the snow at higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada is continuing to melt. Due to the considerable snowpack this  year, it is anticipated that local streams and rivers—including Caples Creek and the South Fork and Silver Fork  American River—will be noticeably higher and colder for a longer period than usual. These factors will likely make  recreation areas and trail crossings along streams hazardous and unusable well into the summer recreation season.  

Free Electronic Waste Drive-Through Drop off Fundraiser

Free Electronic Waste Drive-Through Drop off Fundraiser

Free Electronic Waste Drive-Through Drop off Fundraiser to help the outreach activities of Foothills United Methodist Church and Save the Environment! Participants won’t even have to get out of their car. Pop the trunk or open the door and we will unload for you!

When: Saturday, May 14
Where:
3301 Green Valley Road, Rescue/Cameron Park  (3/10 mile east of Cameron Park Drive)
Cost: Free Drive through Drop off

We will accept: monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners and fax machines, microwaves, small household appliances such as toasters, mixers & blendes, vacuum cleaners with the dust bag removed

We cannot accept: Large Household Appliances (i.e.

Free tours available at El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant

Free tours available at El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant

El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) invites you to join one of their 2011 wastewater tours.

Ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? You can find out by joining a tour of the El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant. Four tours are set for the second Thursday each of the following months: May 12, June 9, and July 14. All tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

Please email Jim Murphy at jmurphy@eid.org to reserve your spot.

There is no charge but space is limited to 25 participants per tour, EID customers will take priority.

Visit the EID website for more information on the District’s wastewater treatment and processes.

Fix a Leak Week—Check Your Plumbing Fixtures Today!

Fix a Leak Week—Check Your Plumbing Fixtures Today!

Did you know that leaks can account for, on average, 10,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year? That's enough to fill a backyard swimming pool!

This week is Fix a Leak Week. Each year WaterSense reminds folks across America to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for water-wasting leaks.

Click here to read some tremendous tips for tracking down leaks, and much more.

Questions and Answers: Wastewater

Questions and Answers: Wastewater

What is secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment? There are several phases of wastewater treatment. In preliminary treatment, screening and grit removal occurs. Primary treatment includes the processes of sedimentation and floatation. Secondary treatment—also known as conventional secondary treatment—includes biological, chemical, and physical processes for the removal of suspended and dissolved solids prior to disinfection. Tertiary treatment is a more costly form of advanced wastewater treatment that produces a high level of wastewater quality by filtering the wastewater just prior to disinfection. It helps remove the finer particles that conventional secondary processes cannot remove.