Entries by Sabrina

Get the FOG outa here!

What is FOG?  F.O.G. stands for Fats, Oils, and Grease. Very common in residential and commercial kitchens, FOG is a detrimental waste byproduct of preparing and cooking various animal and processed foods. Most common sources of FOG trace their roots to meat fats, dairy fats, and vegetable oils. These three FOG sources are widely used […]

Fun Facts: Street Sweepers

Have you ever awoken to a noisy sound on your street early in the morning and wondered what it was? If it was not your friendly Solid Waste truck collecting your garbage, it was probably your City’s Street Sweeper. Have you ever wondered why so many resources are spent to keep your streets clean, how […]

Creek Week – Ways to Get Involved with Protecting Our Creeks

Creek Week – Ways to Get Involved with Protecting Our Creeks September marks several dedicated efforts throughout California that signify the importance of clean water and promote cleanups of local waterways. Pollution Prevention Week (starting on the third Monday of September), Creek Week (starting the fourth week of September), and California’s Coastal Cleanup Day all […]

Car Washing: Clean Car – Clean Environment

Help keep our waterways clean with responsible car washing practices Summer months usually bring us outdoors: gathering with friends, bar-b-ques, 4th of July fireworks, swimming, hiking, boating, concerts in the park, and summer camps. Really, an endless list of summer activities to enjoy in the sunshine and warmer weather. This year is different as we […]

Looking for a Little Peace? Plant a Rain Garden

The term “rain garden” may bring to mind images of tropical forests or elaborate garden water features. In reality, they are one of the easiest ways to improve your yard while protecting our creeks, streams and Russian River. They are also a great excuse to play in the garden. Rain gardens filter, infiltrate, and slow […]

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary!

While we socially distance and modify our daily routines to limit the spread of Coronavirus, individually celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary on April 22nd – the planet’s largest civic event by learning more about climate actions, conservation, our home watershed, and promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. What is Earth Day? Earth Day started on April […]