Get a rain barrel and get a rebate!
We're at the annual Sustainability Fair at Oak Park High School today! We're sharing info on water conservation, FOG, and watershed protection. Stop by and say hello!
We'll be at the OPUSD Sustainability Fair tomorrow (Feb. 24th) at Oak Park High School, from 10am-2pm. Stop by the booth and learn about our free community compost, water conservation, watershed protection, FOG, and those so-called "flushable" wipes!
What are you waiting for? Rain? It's time to take advantage of the water conservation rebates and the hands-on drip irrigation classes available to you!
With no rain in sight for Ventura County and dry conditions anticipated throughout the winter, there is no time like the present to take advantage of rebates fo...r water-saving devices and workshops to become water-wise both inside and outside of your home. For more information, please visit bewaterwise.com
Another opportunity to buy a rain barrel or a compost bin!
Did you know that rain barrels can help you save water and garden sustainably? Ventura County is hosting a Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Truckload Sale, just in t...ime for the rain! Get your rain barrels at the discounted price of $75 each + tax, and compost bins for $55 each + tax. Order yours before they run out: www.rainbarrelprogram.org/venturacounty.
Protect our watersheds!
As we welcome the first rain, we also welcome the “first flush”. First flush refers to the initial runoff of stormwater that can carry high levels of pollutants... (waste and chemicals) that has built up during the dry months. You can prepare for the first flush and reduce your impact by disposing trash, pet waste and any yard chemicals around your house.
A great gift idea, rain barrels!
We're all doing a little more cooking than usual these days, so here's a reminder to keep fats, oil and grease (aka FOG) out of the sewer lines. Happy holidays to you and yours!
#SantaAnaWinds continuarán elevando el peligro de incendios en el sur de California con vientos que soplaran hasta 80 millas por hora el jueves. Cualquier incen...dio nuevo tendrá la potencia de intensidad extrema. ¡Prepárate ahora y prepárate para escapar del peligro en caso de un incendio forestal. Obten más información acerca de qué llevar contigo si eres evacuado http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Spanish/
#SantaAnaWinds will continue to elevate fire danger in Southern California with expectant winds reaching 80 mph on Thursday. Any new fires will have extreme levels of fire growth potential. Prepare now and be ready to GO! should a wildfire strike near you. Learn more about what you can do NOW in case of an evacuation: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Go-Evacuation-Guide/
Do you find yourself with some cooking oil /grease you need to get rid of? Did you deep fry your turkey this year? Here's a tip for you! Keep it out of the drain, out of the sewer!
You're invited to dispose of leftover cooking oil, fat and grease at no charge as the city of Moorpark and Coastal Byproducts host a recycling collection event. http://bit.ly/2hRVZgg
If you want to know how much rain has fallen, check this out!