Woodland is currently ranked #9 in the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation! If you haven't taken the pledge, take it now at www.mywaterpledge.com and share your link with friends to be entered into a daily prize drawing!
The fourth and final talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The City of Woodland will cover options to capture and retain rainwater on site. Arlen Feldman with the Yolo County Master Gardeners will cover irrigaton options to limit run-off.
The third talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The Woodland Tree Foundation and City staff will provide tips on how to help your trees survive the drought. Linda Magrum with the Yolo County Master Gardeners will provide suggestions for very low water use plants.
It's time for some spring cleaning! Get rid of that bulky waste that's been sitting in your garage or backyard for FREE on Saturday, April 11th from 8 am to 2 pm at the Yolo County Fairgrounds (use Gibson Rd entrance). Tell your friends and family!
The second talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Christine Casey with the UC Davis Department of Entomology will give tips on helping bees and other pollinators thrive in your drought-tolerant landscape.
The first talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Taylor Lewis with the UC Davis Arboretum will explian the steps to convert your landscape from turf to water-wise plantings.
Help celebrate Arbor Day! Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 AM to Noon to plant trees in various locations throughtout the City. Please bring a shovel, sturdy shoes and gloves. The City Arborist will demonstrate proper tree planting techniques and Environmental Services will have a table with information on water conservation and how to help your trees survive the drought.
Volunteers will gather at Everman Park (929 Cottage Drive) at 9:00 A.M. and go to various tree planting sites from there.
The City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District invite the public to a third annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation every Wednesday evening in March from 7:00 to 8:30. The series will be held at the Woodland Community and Senior Center at 2001 East Street in Woodland. The workshops will cover a variety of outdoor water conservation issues and techniques, including lawn removal and conversion to water-wise landscapes, attracting native pollinators with drought-tolerant plants, selecting the best plants for your water-wise landscape, helping trees survive the drought, retaining rainwater on site, and choosing the right irrigation system for your landscape needs.
The Woodland Tree Foundation will be hosting a one-hour tree planting workshop on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. A shade tree planting event will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The meeting location for both events is the Campbell Park picnic area at the corner of Thomas Street and Collette Way. At the January 31 workshop, volunteers will learn the ins and outs of properly planting a shade tree. On February 7, volunteers will plant shade trees at the homes of residents who have adopted free shade trees from the Woodland Tree Foundation. Please bring a shovel, sturdy shoes, and gloves to both events. For more information, contact Ken Trott, Woodland Tree Foundation, (530) 867-3130. Funding assistance for the Shade Tree Planting Program is provided by the City of Woodland, PG&E, and the John & Eunice Davidson Fund.
The City of Woodland showed an impressive 29% reduction in water use in December 2014 compared with December 2013. Woodland's residential water use totaled 74.45 gallons of water per person per day for the month of December. These savings would not have been possible without the efforts of all residents and businesses. Despite recent rain events, California remains in drought conditions. Drought information is posted on the City's drought portal, www.cityofwoodland.org/drought.
Join the Yolo County Master Gardeners on Saturday, November 8 to learn how to turn your food scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil amendments for your landscape and garden through backyard composting & vermicomposting. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Woodland Community College.
Free food scrap buckets will be given to Woodland residents who attend the composting class. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call 661-2059 or visit the EnviroWoodland Facebook page.
Bring in your used motor oil filter for recycling to any AutoZone or O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Woodland, Davis, or West Sacramento on Saturday, November 15 during normal business hours and receive a new, comparable oil filter for free! Limit 2 per resident, while supplies last.
Stop by the City of Woodland Environmental Services tables outside of the Woodland AutoZone and O'Reilly Auto Parts stores from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for free funnels and oil giveaways!
Do you suspect that you have a leak on your property? Would you like to learn from local plumbers how to make basic leak repairs? Attend the City of Woodland's free Fix-a-Leak workshop on Wednesday, November 19 to hear local plumbers discuss leak detection and repair. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center (2001 East Street). No pre-registration is required. For more details, e-mail email@example.com.
The 2,400 Trees Campaign is a community-wide effort coordinated jointly by the City of Woodland and the Woodland Tree Foundation. The City’s Climate Action Plan calls for increasing Woodland’s community tree canopy 50% by 2020 by planting 6,000 new trees between 2014 and 2020 and maintaining and nurturing existing trees. As an initial step toward this target, Mayor Stallard has announced a goal of planting 2,400 trees community-wide in 24 months (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016).
Hey, Yolo County kids! Join Radio Disney on Friday, August 15th @ 6 - 7:30 pm on the East Stage inside the Yolo County Fair.
Radio Disney will be rocking out with cool music, earth friendly games and lots of prizes! Take the pledge to recycle and stick around to create your own recycled craft!
Even with the current drought situation, the City is required to employ some practices that may appear wasteful to the public but are required in order to provide safe and clean potable (drinking) water to the community. These practices include flushing water through our well columns, through distribution lines, and from our wells from time to time.