Preparing for the Seasons
Are you ready?
Climate Change and the Changing Seasons for Gardeners. Don't miss this NY Times article.
Climate Change .Follow the National Resources Defense Council HERE
Keep up with your gardening chores by following the UCCE Master Gardeners' Monthly Tips.
Don't miss Giving TuesdayUpdates This is your chance to support groups important to you, including UCCE Master Gardeners!
National Garden Clubs provide and promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. Learn more HERE.
Also, do not miss the opportunity to learn more by taking advantage of the NGC's educational programs. Learn more HERE.
Who doesn't love Dahlias? They can be the star in your garden. So, for the biggest and the best flowers, get expert advice from Master Gardener Anne Bettencourt HERE.
California's fire season seems to lengthen each year. However, it is not time to become complacent. Leaves and needles fill those gutters that you may have already cleaned out more than once! If you have tree limbs threatening a structure, call a local arborist. Follow the above steps for how to safely clear downed brush.
For more, see UCNR's listings of News and Events. This website covers everything from growing nuts to how Native Americans view Thanksgiving.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services encourages all residents to enroll to receive emergency alerts through CodeRED at the El Dorado County website and click on the CodeRED logo.
Water Shortage and Fire Season
In addition to receiving CodeRED alerts through voice, text messages and emails, residents can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app on the App Store and Google Play. The app will send free push notifications of emergency, community and missing person alerts to mobile subscribers within a warning area. Alerts are initiated by El Dorado County as well as public safety officials throughout North America.
EID Water Declares Stage One Water Alert. Read more HERE.
Remove Dead Trees
El Dorado County is partnering with CalFire by offering seniors (depending on age and income level) a program to remove dying or dead trees within 300 feet of a residence. For more information SEE HERE.
Be prepared for PG&E's power outages should the forecast call for high winds, and other inclement weather. For faster power outage alerts and information, set up automated alerts via text, email, or phone. Visit PG&E to set up alerts with your online account.