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June 22 tire recycling event cancelled

June 22 tire recycling event cancelled

WOODLAND -  The Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management hosted its first 2010/11 free tire recycling event, through a grant funded by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), in October of 2010.  Five events have been held since with a total of 6,368 tires collected. Due to strong participation in these events, grant funds which sustain this program have been depleted. Therefore, the tire recycling event scheduled for June 22 has been cancelled.

“We want to thank those who have participated this year in the tire recycling program for properly disposing of their tires,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Rexroad.  “These events provide Yolo County residents with a means of free and proper disposal of waste tires that can pose fire, health and environmental risks.

May is Bike Month in Davis!

May is Bike Month in Davis!

DAVIS - The month of May is Bike Month in Davis. The citizens of Davis and the entire region are part of a Million Mile May challenge to use bicycles to commute and run errands. By registering at: www.mayisbikemonth.com you can log your miles, win free prizes and track the number of pounds of CO2 and other pollutants that are prevented from entering the atmosphere as a result of people riding more than 1 million bicycle miles in the Sacramento region.

Check out all the great bike events in Davis during May is Bike Month!

*May at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame
303 3rd Street (corner of 3rd and B Streets)
Every Wednesday and Saturday in May. Hours of operation are: Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.

Whole Earth Festival takes place May 6-8 at UC Davis

Whole Earth Festival takes place May 6-8 at UC Davis

DAVIS - UC Davis will host its 42nd Annual Whole Earth Festival this weekend, May 6-8 in the Quad on campus. The events theme "Consciousness, Cultivating, Compassion," highlights the drive to ensure as little waste as possible is generated during the festival in efforts to preserve the environment.

The mission of the event is to create a community driven festival of education, music and art while cultivating organic produce grown from gardens into tasty, nutritional meals to feed volunteers, staff and performers. Festival goers will be provided with information about how frugality and ecological sustainability come hand in hand, and we should be careful with the resources we create and consume.

For more information, visit the festival's website at http://wef.uc.davis.edu.

Girl Scout Troop to donate, plant tree at Sutter Davis

Girl Scout Troop to donate, plant tree at Sutter Davis

DAVIS - A beautiful new addition will enhance the Meditation Garden and Sutter Davis Hospital thanks to a local Girl Scout troop in Davis. Junior Troop 1678 will donate a Forest Pansy Redbud to be planted outside the birthing center window of the hospital.

The Girl Scouts will plant the colorful tree on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:15 p.m. at the hospital located at 2000 Sutter Place.

The tree donation is part of a project to help the 10-year-old girls achieve the bronze award, the highest award given to Junior Girl Scouts. The girls raised the money for the tree through different fundraisers throughout the year, with cookie sales contributing to a majority of the funds.

Sutter Davis’ patients, their loved ones and hospital staff use the Meditation Garden on a daily basis as a place for hope, healing and personal reflection.

$500 reward offered after dozens of trees vandalized

$500 reward offered after dozens of trees vandalized

WOODLAND - Police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for damaging numerous trees along County Road 102 between East Gibson Road and Farmers Central Road.

Woodland Police Sgt. Steve Guthrie said the damage was done sometime between Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. A large number of saplings and trees were either uprooted or broken off along the road.

The trees that were uprooted have been replanted, but about 36 trees were destroyed due to being broken, said Guthrie. The estimated loss for the destroyed trees is about $8,500.

Anyone with information about this act of felony vandalism, should call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800.

Free tire recycling event set for April 16

Free tire recycling event set for April 16

WOODLAND - Yolo County, in cooperation with the City of Woodland’s bulky waste collection program, will host a free tire recycling event for Woodland residents on April 16, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Fairgrounds (enter on Gibson Road). During this one day event, sponsored by California Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), there will be no charge for the disposal of used tires.

There will be a limit of nine tires per vehicle. Farmers and ranchers may contact the Yolo County Farm Bureau at (530) 662-6316 to obtain a hauling permit allowing for transport of up to 20 tires per vehicle.

- All passenger car, truck, and farm tractor tires with or without rims and that are air filled with no solid areas will be accepted.

- Heavy equipment tires and tires with a diameter greater than 60 inches will not be accepted

- Tire bins full of tires will not be accepted.

Final 'Flyway Night' lecture to be held April 7

Final 'Flyway Night' lecture to be held April 7

DAVIS - Yolo Basin Foundation will hold its last Flyway Nights lecture of the season on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The speaker, Kate Mawdsley, will discuss vernal pools and their flowers, with a focus on the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

Mawdsley is retired from the library at UC Davis and has been an amateur botanist since the late 1970s and a docent at Jepson Prairie vernal pools since the mid-1980s. She is also a docent for the Yolo Basin Foundation and is well-known for her extensive knowledge of wildflowers.

Flyway Nights is offered monthly from November through April by the Yolo Basin Foundation and the Department of Fish and Game. The talk will be held at Fish and Game’s Yolo Wildlife Area Headquarters at 45211 County Road 32B (E. Chiles Rd.) in Davis. A $5 donation to support the foundation’s wetland education programs is suggested, and members are free.