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Electronic Recycling Event

Electronic Recycling Event

At no charge, bring in your old electronics and receive a FREE Grizzlies Game Voucher- good for two tickets in the Field Level Reserve Sections for a Grizzly Game!

100% of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen Central Valley!

See complete list of recyclable items here: http://bit.ly/1LEawVP

Water Wise Plant Exchange

Give away and share some of your water wise plants and take some new ones.

Saturday May 2, 2015

8am to noon at Fresno State's Horticultural facility on Barstow Ave just east of Chestnut.

Spring Garden Tour Time

It’s Spring Garden Tour Time!

Four tours will each focusing on one subject: Woodlands, Cottage Style, Park-Like, Roses, Fruit Trees, California Native and Water Resistant Landscapes.

Complimentary lemonade and cookies for all visitors. Master Gardeners from the Master Gardener Association of Fresno County will be at each home to answer questions.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 RAIN OR SHINE 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $30 available at any garden on the tour or the Garden Of The Sun at 1944 Winery.

For details on each garden tour – click HERE.

Enjoy the day of inspiration! 

 

VALLEY DROUGHT 2015 - Cities May Get Increased Water Restrictions

VALLEY DROUGHT 2015 - Cities May Get Increased Water Restrictions

Brand new numbers are out on water usage, and as a state we're doing horribly.

 Water use was down almost 3% in February. That may seem good, but usage was down over 20% in December.

Who's hogging all the water?  Turns out Clovis is guzzling it down. Water usage there was actually up 3%.

Fresno was down 7%.

And Visalia was down over 14%.

 The biggest offenders are in San Diego and Los Angeles. Those areas use almost 70% of the water in the state.

Now, Governor Brown's plans to drop water usage by 25% could be going up for areas that use more than their fair share.

People who live in Clovis, Exeter, Hanford, Kerman, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Los Banos, Merced and Visalia could be looking at mandatory 35% water cuts. Those cities are on a list of over 100 who use what the state calls too much water per person. Because of that, state officials will decide later this month whether to hit these communities with stricter water laws.

Learn About (and buy) Water-Wise Plants

Learn About (and buy) Water-Wise Plants

The 5th Annual ‘SPRING INTO YOUR GARDEN’ Festival is Saturday, March 28, 2015.

 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Clovis Botanical Garden 945 N. Clovis Avenue (just north of Alluvial Avenue at Dry Creek Park)

Enjoy a relaxing spring day in the Garden or buy some water-wise and California native plants for your own garden. 

Like to learn more about these plants? There will be Garden presentations on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m. Experts Ellinor Teague, Thelma Valdez, and Madeleine Mitchell will share information on water-wise plants for your home landscape.

 Landscape designer consultations are available with designers John Pape and Terry Key for a $25 donation to CBG; call Georgia at 287-2320 to schedule an appointment.

Exhibits and Food vendors Casa de Tamales and P&R Fusion with Peruvian & American cuisine will also be there.

This will cost $5.00 for adults; CBG members are FREE. 

Robotics Team Headed To World Festival

Robotics Team Headed To World Festival

Congratulations to the outstanding Riverview Elementary School Robotics Team who will be representing the Central Valley at the Robotics World Festival in St. Louis, April 22-25, 2015. At the World Festival, they will compete with 107 teams from around the world!

The FAB 5 is a first year robotics team consisting of five sixth grade boys, Noah Arsitio, Corben Beaty Jeffrey Forbes, Evan Murai, and Daniel Shin. They competed among more than 100 teams in the Central Valley Region and placed first at the 2014 FLL Central Valley Robotics Championship in December.

Storm Preps - How To Stay Safe

Storm Preps - How To Stay Safe

As the first large storm of 2015 moves toward Northern and Central California packing heavy rain and gusty winds, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hard at work preparing for the storm and reminds customers to have a preparedness plan ready as well for potential power outages and other storm related hazards.  The utility is closely tracking the weather system and mobilizing crews and materials into areas that will feel the brunt of the storm, so they can get to work and restore service to impacted customers more quickly.