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Tunes for Trees - Great Music & Family Fun!

Tunes for Trees - Great Music & Family Fun!

Get ready for some terrific music for a great cause! 

It's all happening at the 3rd annual "Tunes for Trees" benefit concert for the Woodland Tree Foundation. This year's concert features local musical legends Red Rose Ranch Band and the Hey Nows! as well food, drinks, and a silent auction for a chance to take home local goodies.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th at the historic Gibson House Museum located at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Live music and dancing will continue until 9:00 p.m.

Purchase your $15.00 tickets online at www.woodlandtree.org or at the door!

Funds raised by "Tunes for Trees" will help support the planting and care of trees in and around the Woodland area.

September 4 Groundbreaking Set for Major Water Supply Project in Yolo County

What: The City of Woodland will begin official construction activities for the Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project, an effort to provide high-quality surface water for the first time to the City of Woodland, and potentially the City of Davis and UC Davis.

Last week, the City of Woodland awarded a construction contract for the preparation of the water treatment plant site, marking the first construction activity associated with the project. The water treatment plant site is located within City of Woodland boundaries, south of I-5 and one-half mile east of County Road 102. Construction crews are mobilizing to start work on September 4.

When: 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 4

Where: 42929 County Road 24, Woodland.  County Road 24 is the extension of Gibson Street to the east. Signage will direct attendees to the site of the future water treatment plant.

UC Davis Experts: California Bioenergy Action Plan

UC Davis Experts: California Bioenergy Action Plan

Several UC Davis faculty and staff members contributed to the creation of the 2012 California Bioenergy Action Plan, which was released by state agencies today (Aug. 22). The plan is designed to accelerate clean energy development, job creation and protection of public health and safety. Learn more at http://resources.ca.gov.

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Mosquito control aerial spraying in Woodland

Mosquito control aerial spraying in Woodland

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announced today that aerial treatment for adult mosquitoes that may carry the potentially fatal West Nile virus is scheduled for two consecutive nights starting Thursday,  August 23rd from approximately 8:00 pm to midnight over the City of Woodland in Yolo County.  “Our surveillance efforts indicate high infection rates in this area,” said David Brown District Manager.  “In the last few days many mosquito samples and dead birds have tested positive for disease and its necessary to act quickly in order to reduce the numbers of infected adult mosquitoes and reduce the risk of human infections” added Brown.

UC Davis Discovery May Lead to Better Lure to Detect Fruit Fly

UC Davis Discovery May Lead to Better Lure to Detect Fruit Fly

 

DAVIS--A certain species of yeast that UC Davis researchers found in “almost all” their samples of raspberries and cherries infested by the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), may lead to a better lure to detect the invasive pest in the field.

A research team from the UC Davis Department of Entomology, the Department of Food Science and Technology, and a visiting professor from the University of Extremadura, Spain, found that the yeast,   Hanseniaspora uvarum, appeared in just about every cherry, raspberry, and larva of the spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) that they sampled at collection points in Davis, Winters, and Watsonville.

The agricultural pest, native to southeast Asia and now found in many parts of North America, was first observed in California in the fall of 2008 in the central valley, but was not identified until early 2009.

Saving the bees - A heartfelt contribution to the UC Davis bee research program

Saving the bees - A heartfelt contribution to the UC Davis bee research program

 

DAVIS--Honey bee researchers at the University of California, Davis, have received an unexpected and  heartfelt financial contribution from a first-grade class at Nueva School, Hillsborough, Calif.

 

After learning about the declining bee population, the students in Rebecca Newsom’s class set out to help the honey bees by making bee-themed items, selling them at a fundraiser, and netting $214 for the bee research at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis.

Free "water wise" landscape tour in Woodland on Sat., June 16

Free "water wise" landscape tour in Woodland on Sat., June 16

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