Summer is Here!

Vegetable gardens are sprouting, while spring bouquets have had their run.


Longer days give us the opportunity to enjoy more time in our gardens: turning over the soil; adding new seeds and plants; and even reimagining our garden's layout. Enjoy!

Keep up with your gardening chores by following the UCCE Master Gardeners' Monthly Tips


Sign-up for this month's UCCE's online class on Waterwise Gardening.

Fire Season Has Begun!

Local counties have suspended "Burn Days." The threat of wildfires is upon us. Think twice before using lawnmowers in dry brush! Hitting a rock could ignite a fire.


If you haven't done so already, replace dead plants with ones that are fire-resistant.


Your 100-foot defensible space around all structures should be cleared by now. Check out Drought Resources for Central Sierra, and El Dorado Irrigation District's tips for conserving water.


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.

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.

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.

Power Outages

Be prepared for PG&E's power outages should the forecast call for high winds during dry conditions. 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.