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Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012

 Contact: Jessica Hess
Media and Communication Specialist
City of Sacramento Department of Utilities
916-808-8260
JHess@cityofsacramento.org

 

Keep Household Drains Fat Free this Holiday Season

Remember to properly dispose of all fats, oils and grease after the big holiday meal
 

Sacramento, CA - Sewer blockages and backups increase by up to 50 percent during the holidays. Leftover food put down kitchen sinks and garbage disposals contributes to increased sewer clogs. People can avoid potentially messy problems and holiday havoc by properly disposing of fats, oils and grease.

When poured down the sink, fats, oils and grease accumulate in sewer pipes restricting flow and ultimately causing blockages and backups in homes and neighborhoods.

Tree Tour - Riverpark Neighborhood

Tree Tour - Riverpark Neighborhood

Celebrate fall and explore the City of Trees on guided tours with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Tree Tours happen rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes for lawn and street walking. We also recommend you bring water and a camera (for all the beautiful trees). Tours begin promptly. All tours are free, but to ensure that you're included, RSVP to www.sactree.com/treetours to register.

Saturday, October 27th, 10:00 to 12:00

Meet: Riverpark Shopping Center, 5495 Carlson Drive, near Lovella 95819

Tree Tour - Capitol Park

Tree Tour - Capitol Park

Celebrate fall and explore the City of Trees on guided tours with the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Tree Tours happen rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes for lawn and street walking. We also recommend you bring water and a camera (for all the beautiful trees). Tours begin promptly. All tours are free, but to ensure that you're included, RSVP to www.sactree.com/treetours to register.

 

Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 to 12:00

Capitol Park, 10th & L Street, 95814

Meet: North steps of the Capitol on L St

Mulch Madness! in McKinley Park

Mulch Madness! in McKinley Park

Grab your wheelbarrow and join the Sacramento Tree Foundation for its last mulching party of the season. Volunteers are needed to help care McKinley park trees. If you don’t have a wheelbarrow, just show up! The Sacramento Tree Foundation will have extra wheelbarrows, gloves and rakes.

Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7:00pm.  –  look for the mulch pile North of the Clunie Community Center,  601 Alhambra, along McKinley Blvd. 95816

This summer, Sacramento Tree Foundation volunteers have mulched 91 McKinley park trees. Mulch Madness! is supported by the City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department and the Sacramento Tree Foundation.  Mulch is provided by the City of Sacramento Urban Forestry Service.

Visit www.sactree.com/events for more information and to register.

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Not only do trees beautify your home and neighborhood, they can help to dramatically reduce cooling costs during the hot summer months. Sacramento County residents are eligible for up to 10 free trees through the Sacramento Shade tree program, a partnership between Sacramento Tree Foundations and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Businesses, parks and schools in the SMUD service area are also eligible for free SMUD shade trees.

Sacramento Shade customers can choose from over 30 deciduous trees (deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall to allow the warm winter sun into your home).

Mulch Madness

Mulch Madness

Shine On Event Celebrates History And Supporters

Shine On Event Celebrates History And Supporters

Solar Cookers International  – the highly regarded, Sacramento-based humanitarian organization – is having its annual Shine On event July 10th at the Sierra 2 Center in Curtis Park. This is an exciting opportunity to mobilize and thank around 250 area residents passionate about our mission of promoting the use of solar cookers to cook food and pasteurize water for the benefit of people and environments through advocacy, humanitarian assistance, education resources and international development programs. 

This is also a time to learn more about solar cooking and how to save some money and help the environment. News10 Chief Meteorologist, Monica Woods, will be the guest speaker.