Category: Going Green

Water-Saving Mulch available to West Sacramento Community

Tree mulch will be available for FREE to West Sacramento residents starting today, July 22nd ,1 p.m., at 1801 West Capitol Ave. Residents are asked to enter the empty lot on West Capitol and exit onto Merkley. Limit is one cubic … Continue reading »

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You’re Invited to Celebrate Earth Day at City Hall!

Join the City of West Sacramento for a free and fun family event to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave. There will be activities for the … Continue reading »

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West Sacramento Expands Urban Farms

The 5th and C urban farm is expanding to other locations within the City thanks to a $40,000 grant from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. New urban farm plots include: 2 acres at Cummins and Douglas, 3.3 acres at Lake Washington and … Continue reading »

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Rain Barrels – The Ultimate Water Savers!

Did you know? With every 1 inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof, you can collect around 600 gallons! That’s a lot of water. And it’s a really good way to provide clean, fresh water for your landscape. … Continue reading »

Posted in Events, Going Green, Public Works, Recycling, Things To Do

Rain Barrel Workshop at the Library

Local Master Gardener, Mike Vilhauer, is continuing the rain barrel workshops that started at the West Sacramento Farmers Market this summer.  The barrels are provided by Nor Cal Beverage at no charge, however, the rain barrel diverter kit, which is … Continue reading »

Posted in Community Groups, General Information, Going Green, Public Works, Recycling, Things To Do

Mandatory Water Restriction in Effect

Since November 2013, the City of West Sacramento has requested that all water customers voluntarily comply with a 20 percent reduction in water use and with water conservation measures outlined in the City’s Urban Water Management Plan, Stage 2 Water … Continue reading »

Posted in Active Aging, Community Groups, Education, General Information, Going Green, Public Works, Recycling

West Sacramento Tree Update

From the West Sacramento Urban Forest Manager: Throughout the City of West Sacramento, our landscapes are beginning to show signs of drought stress. Turf and shrubs are browning, some trees located in turf areas are browning and defoliating in response … Continue reading »

Posted in Active Aging, Education, General Information, Going Green, Parks & Recreation

Stage 2 Water Conservation

The light spring rains, early spring runoff, and intense summer heat have created a water shortage condition in Northern California. Due to these conditions, the City of West Sacramento is focused on improving water conditions this summer and protecting its … Continue reading »

Posted in Active Aging, Education, General Information, Going Green

Save Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency Improvements to your Home!

Want to stabilize your energy costs for years to come? Energy Benefits Yolo is here to help!Energy Benefits Yolo is a group-purchasing program for solar power and energy efficiency led by communities across Yolo County, including Davis, West Sacramento, Winters … Continue reading »

Posted in General Information, Going Green

Celebrate Energy Independence!

There is still time to save money on your energy bill and gain energy independence!  The Energy Benefits Yolo program has been extended to July 31, 2013!  Energy Benefits Yolo is a solar and energy efficiency discount program for West … Continue reading »

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