Entries by Sabrina

Earth Day 2021 – List of Events

The COVID-19 pandemic will affect most events. Please check with the organizer or this blog regularly. Any updates will be posted as soon as they are available. Santa Rosa Earth Day April 22 from 11 am-2 pm Place to Play Community Park in Santa Rosa. To prevent the spread of COID-19, this is a drive-thru […]

D.I.Y. pesticides…. Are they safe?

I was on a call with a friend the other day. She just happened to mention how she has been spraying newly developing weeds growing in the cracks of her walkway with the widely popular vinegar, dish detergent and salt recipe. Wonderful that she was getting a jump start on the young weeds, since the […]

Save Water As If Your Life Depends On It

“Every drop counts.” “Use water wisely.” “There’s never enough to waste.” “Our future in every drop.” “Save water, rain or shine.” Those of us in the water industry are always looking for new ways to ask our customers to save, conserve, and never waste water. And we do that for good reason. We live in […]

Too Much Fertilizer

Fertilizer is food for plants which need a variety of nutrients to grow and thrive. While we humans get our nutrients from different foods we eat, plants get most of their nutrients from the soil. Sometimes soils don’t have the nutrients necessary for plants to grow and thrive, so we apply chemical fertilizers and animal […]

Simple Tips to Rehydrate and Diversify your Garden

Welcome 2021! A new year that comes with new resolutions and reflections on the past year. For many, the past year dramatically changed how we live our lives and where we live it. Those lucky enough to have a garden, lawn or greenspace have found a place for gatherings, play and relaxation. However, a lawn […]

Riparian Plants and Their Humble Little Job

It goes without saying that plants are some of the most beautiful and important organisms we have on our planet. As a child I was always interested in the world of plants. A world seemingly so familiar yet so estranged from common understanding. As kids we run barefoot and play on the soft grass, take […]

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 […]