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Acorn Harvesters Needed

Acorn Harvesters Needed

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is recruiting Acorn Harvesters for our fall 2014 Acorn Harvest. The Sacramento Tree Foundation is committed to enhancing the natural heritage of the Sacramento region by growing locally adapted, genetically appropriate native trees. Training is provided to help volunteers identify, collect and record 500 viable acorns (about 2 gallons worth). From October to December, 7,000- 15,000 acorns will be collected.  Training classes are offered in  Rocklin, Saturday, October 4, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please RSVP to Zarah Wyly: (916)974-4307, Zarah@sactree.com

6 things you should know about sunscreen

6 things you should know about sunscreen
By Jeff Maher/News10 Did you know that about 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society? Remember to protect your skin and use sunscreen if you're heading outdoors this Memorial Day. Here are six things to know and consider about sunscreen as summer kicks off: 1. Check labels for the term "broad-spectrum." That means it protects against both the UVA rays which cause wrinkles and cancer as well as the UVB rays which cause burns. 2. Dermatologists say SPF 30 is the new SPF 15. Doctors are now recommending SPF 30 more than SPF 15 because the former blocks 97 percent of UVB rays. 3. Check expiration dates. Sunscreen becomes less effective about three years after you open the container. 4. Apply at least two layers of sunscreen. 5.

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season


AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Event

Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Event

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, January 18

7501 Foothills Blvd. , Roseville

TSI Semiconductors, Sims Recycling Solutions and Pacific Records Management are partnering with the City of Roseville for a free electronic waste collection and document shredding event.

Proceeds from the document shredding and electronic waste collection benefit the Utility Exploration Center.

Source: Brian Jacobson, City of Roseville

Free E-waste event

Do you have closets that won’t close, do you have an old TV, or worry about what electronic equipment, if not properly disposed, does to our communities landfills?  If you answered “YES”, bring your electronic waste over to Bethlehem Lutheran Church located at 1279 High Street on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Bethlehem Lutheran will be collecting E-Waste and you won’t even need to get out of your car!  When you arrive follow the drive way along side Gold Country Fair to the back of the church and we will be ready to accept your E-waste.  All Green Recycling (www.allgreenrecycling.com) will load E-waste onto their trailer right on site.  Volunteers, including some of our youth, will be ready to assist you with all your donations.  This is the first time that Bethlehem Lutheran has sponsored and community E-Waste event.  If you have ten or more items you can call and we can

The Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run July 28

The Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run July 28

Sunday July 28th, Hoppy is proud to once again be the sponsor of Blood, Sweat, and Beers in Auburn, CA. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

The Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run is nestled in the American River Canyon. The course has rocks, roots (to keep you on your toes or on your face), lot's of dirt, hills, and wildlife. Both the Long Course (10.5 Miles) and Short Course (5.9 Miles) are a challenging mix of single track trail, a cool canal system, unimproved dirt roads with just a hint of paved roads to keep things interesting. So leave your pretty racing flats at home and accept the challenge to have some dirty fun! This run benefits Protect American River Canyons (PARC) is an Auburn-based grassroots educational group dedicated to the preservation of the wilderness, recreational, cultural, and historical resources of the North and Middle Forks of the American River and its canyons for all to responsibly care for and enjoy.

The Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run July 28

The Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run July 28

Sunday July 28th, Hoppy is proud to once again be the sponsor of Blood, Sweat, and Beers in Auburn, CA. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

The Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run is nestled in the American River Canyon. The course has rocks, roots (to keep you on your toes or on your face), lot's of dirt, hills, and wildlife. Both the Long Course (10.5 Miles) and Short Course (5.9 Miles) are a challenging mix of single track trail, a cool canal system, unimproved dirt roads with just a hint of paved roads to keep things interesting. So leave your pretty racing flats at home and accept the challenge to have some dirty fun! This run benefits Protect American River Canyons (PARC) is an Auburn-based grassroots educational group dedicated to the preservation of the wilderness, recreational, cultural, and historical resources of the North and Middle Forks of the American River and its canyons for all to responsibly care for and enjoy.