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Water-Wise Wednesdays-March 25th Retain Workshop

March 19, 2015 

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.

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Water-Wise Wednesdays-March 18th Protect Workshop

March 12, 2015 

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.

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2015 Bulky Waste Drop-Off & Recycling Event

March 10, 2015 

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!

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Water-Wise Wednesdays-March 11th Pollinate Workshop

March 5, 2015 

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.

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Water-Wise Wednesdays - March 4th Convert Workshop

February 26, 2015 

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.

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ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING! – MARCH 14, 2015

February 19, 2015 

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.

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2015 Water-Wise Wednesdays Workshop Series

February 17, 2015 

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.


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Woodland Tree Foundation Planting Workshop & Shade Tree Planting Event

January 23, 2015 

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.

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29% Water Conservation Savings for December

January 22, 2015 

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.

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Free Fall Compost Workshop

November 5, 2014 

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.

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Free Oil Filter Exchange Event for Yolo County Residents

November 5, 2014 

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!

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Free Fix-a-Leak Workshop

November 5, 2014 

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 conservewater@cityofwoodland.org.

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Free Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event

October 6, 2014 

Bring your unused and expired meds Saturday, October 25, from 8 am until noon in the parking lot of the Public Works Municipal Service Center (MSC) at 655 N. Pioneer Ave. for free disposal.

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Join the 2,400 Trees Campaign!

October 3, 2014 

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).

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Radio Disney Recycling Show

August 7, 2014 

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!

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Water Quality Practices Performed by the City of Woodland

August 1, 2014 

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.

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Woodland Water-Wise Landscape Tour

May 6, 2014 
Join the City of Woodland for the 3rd annual free water-wise landscape tour on Saturday, June 7. The registration event will take place from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. Presentations on beneficial insects and a tour site overview begin at 9:00 a.m. Tour maps will be available at the registration event until 10:00 a.m. The tour will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Learn about Wastewater Treatment at Woodland’s Water Pollution Control Facility

April 25, 2014 
In celebration of National Public Works Week, May 18 – 24, The City of Woodland is offering a free tour of the Water Pollution Control Facility on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:30 AM.

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water you use after it goes down the drain? To find out, join us on a fascinating and educational tour of Woodland’s Water Pollution Control Facility.
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A Sweet Reward for Local Business

April 23, 2014 
On Friday, May 2, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., at Aria restaurant, business owners are invited to have a gelato, compliments of Yolo Energy Watch, while learning about PG&E’s commercial Energy Fitness Program and viewing an example of new energy-efficient lighting. An LED “Open” sign will be raffled.
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Water-Wise Wednesdays

February 14, 2014 
The second annual Water-Wise Wednesdays workshop series begins March 5! Join the City of Woodland, Yolo County Resource Conservation District, Yolo County Master Gardeners, and UC Davis Arboretum for talks each Wednesday in March on soils, plants, rain water retention, and irrigation. The talks will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Woodland Community & Senior Center (2001 East Street). Please see the PDF flyer for more details.
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Take Action to Protect Your Water Supply

January 21, 2014 
Woodland is currently asking water customers to voluntarily cut back water use by 20% in order to prevent potential future water shortages. 2014 is starting out as the third dry year in a row. The Governor has delcared a drought emergency. Little or no rain means the City has less groundwater to pump, and pumping water to deliver to homes and businesses becomes more expensive. As the demand for water increases during the summer months, we could face a shortage in water supplies. For tips on conserving water both indoors and outdoors, please visit www.cityofwoodland.org/waterconservation.
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