Saturday, September 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
To make a difference and learn helpful environmental tips, register now for the City of Santa Clarita’s 21st Annual River Rally event. Come and help us clean a portion of the Santa Clara River of trash and debris, There is also an Environmental Expo with conservation and sustainability information and giveaways. The check-in point is behind the shopping center at 18386 Soledad Canyon Road (near Sierra Highway).
California is in its fourth year of drought. The majority of our water use is from outdoor watering, so we all have to be very careful with the water we use outside. Water suppliers in the Santa Clarita Valley have adopted a Drought Action Plan, and the State of California issued some requirements for all of us to follow:
Avoid runoff. Adjust your sprinklers to make sure they only water your lawn.
Shut them off. Do not run your sprinklers when it’s raining or 48 hours after.
Use a broom. Do not use a hose to clean driveways, walkways, or patios.
Use a shut-off valve. If you wash your car, use an automatic shut-off nozzle on your hose to lessen water runoff.
Water Down the Drain
Storm drains prevent flooding by collecting rain during storms. These drains are not meant as a disposal system. The Santa Clara River can become polluted when trash, fertilizers, oil, paints, pet waste and pesticides are washed into the storm drains. Too much of these pollutants can make people sick and kill plants and animals that depend on water in the river. These pollutants are also the #1 source of pollution in our nation’s waters today.
By taking steps to save water during the drought, we can also prevent pollution to the Santa Clara River.
L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Santa Clarita City Council members were surprised this week by news of a state-appointed committee’s plan to move juvenile offenders to a pair of facilities in Saugus.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to extend the county’s rent eviction moratorium three months through Sept. 30 to allow residents more time to get back on their feet as the economy begins to return to pre-pandemic levels.
Los Angeles County Public Works was lauded this week for outstanding work in civil engineering and public infrastructure, including the Bouquet Canyon Road project, from local branches of the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.
The Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is offering eligible Californians a free REAL ID upgrade for a limited time for anyone who received a driver's license or identification card during the pandemic.
The California Highway Patrol is partnering with 11 other highway patrols, state patrols and state police agencies for the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition traffic safety campaign beginning Friday, giving motorists “a dozen reasons not to speed.”
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has launched its summer campaign, “One Less Mosquito, One Less Worry” during National Mosquito Control Awareness Week to encourage residents to make mosquito control a part of their daily routine.