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Drought Emergency Declared

From the Capitol yesterday, Governor Newsom declared a drought emergency for all of California. It has previously been declared in 50 counties, and yesterday's announcement included the final eight.

(Oct. 20, 2021) → Read the full ElkGroveNews.Net report
New Law Will Idle Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers, Lawn Mowers

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and other small off-road engines. According to the Air Resources Board, an hour’s use of a gas-powered leaf blower produces the same emissions as a drive from Los Angeles to Denver.

(Oct. 10, 2021) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report

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Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt
What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

Image caption: At the dump, food waste is methane-producing garbage. At a farm, it's a valuable part of the food web.
Back to the Land, Not the Landfill
In 2022, California trash haulers will begin turning millions of tons of methane-emitting organic waste into a new cash crop: compost.

Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found
A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

Image caption: President Donald Trump sits across from California Governor Gavin Newsom at a press conference on the state’s increasingly destructive fire season. Screen shot from the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel.
POTUS Comes to Sacramento and Implores California to Clean Its Forests
And global warming? “It will get cooler,” the president tells California’s governor.

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