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Sep
21
Thu
Sac Food Policy Council meeting
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am

Sacramento Food Policy Council monthly meeting notice: Ongoing project collaboration, planning, organizing, and advocacy strategy for the newly established Sacramento Food Policy Council (Sac FPC). Scheduled for the third Thursday morning of every month.

Please RSVP your attendance: SacFoodPolicy [at] gmail [dot] com

Check out the op-ed on the Food Policy Council:
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article17039336.html
twitter: @sacfoodpolicy

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CapSciComm Networking Social
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From CapSciComm Sac:

How can we best communicate environmental science? Where can communications professionals and environmental professionals collaborate and solve challenges in policy, management, and public understanding? This month, we are combining our CapSciComm event with the monthly Green Drinks Sacramento social to meet up and share a drink over these important questions!

Environmental science, policy, and management is a major issue area for Capital Region professionals. We’re excited for this opportunity to build new bridges and connections with our colleagues and friends in the Green Drinks Sacramento network ― which gathers scientists, policy analysts, outreach specialists, and other professionals, spanning state and local government, consulting, academia, and other sectors.

Please RSVP to help us plan, and we’ll see you on September 21st. Keep science spicy, Sacramento!

— The CapSciComm Board

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Migration and Wintering Locations of Swainson’s Hawks
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sac Audubon Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 7PM

Migration and Wintering Locations of Swainson’s Hawks

Dan Airola says about his study, partially funded by SAS, “We put satellite transmitters on hawks to track their movements during spring and fall migration and to locate and describe their wintering areas. We found an unprecedented diversity of wintering areas from western Mexico to central South American, which appears to distinguish the Central Valley populations from those residing elsewhere in western North America.”

Update on Habitat Preservation for Swainson’s Hawks in Sacramento

Jude Lamare, Ph.D., Pres., Friends of the Swainson’s Hawk, will give a brief update on the status of habitat preservation locally and current conservation issues.

Dr. Lamare is a retired consulting political scientist (Ph.D., UCLA, 1973). She was the founding manager and managed the Cleaner Air Partnership of Sacramento from 1986 to 2005. She, Jim Pachl, and Vicki Lee founded Friends of the Swainson’s Hawk, a citizen advocacy group, in September, 1994, and she has served as president since then.

Audubon meeting location
Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Directions: From California Avenue in Carmichael, turn into Ancil Hoffman Park on Tarshes Drive. Follow Tarshes past the entrance kiosk. At the next stop sign turn left on to San Lorenzo Way and drive a few hundred yards. The Nature Center parking lot will be on your right. Please note that the Palm Ave only allows vehicles to exit the park onto Palm. There is no entry at the end of Palm Ave.

To get customized directions, in the map on right click on the blue “Directions” (near top right corner), and enter where you are coming from.

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Sep
22
Fri
Native Plant Walk with CNPS @ see Friday Walks page on www.sacvalleycnps.org
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Time varies week to week. Check the Friday Walks page at www.sacvalleycnps.org.

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Forest to Farm: Exploring connections between rural and urban resilience
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Forest to Farm: Exploring connections between rural and urban resilience by the Cleaner Air Partnership

PROGRAM:

Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County Supervisor, District 5
Highlights of why investing in healthy forests and productive uses of biomass is important to air quality and regional environmental and economic resilience.

David Shabazian, Program Manager, Rural Urban Connection Strategy (RUCS), SACOG
Overview of our region’s pioneering approach to bring rural into the “urban” planning process to address transportation, land use, air quality and rural development issues.

Ken Payne, Partner, Municipal Consulting Group
Highlights of planning for watershed resilience and forecasting water demand to support a sustainable economy in a changing climate.

The CAP quarterly meetings are an opportunity to gather with representatives from local government, business, health and environmental communities to hear about important air quality topics affecting our region.

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Sep
23
Sat
Fall NATIVE PLANT Sale!
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

From the Sacramento Valley, California Native Plant Society, a member organization of ECOS:

FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE, plus: “On the wild side of art” A new art market featuring flora and fauna, Sept 23 & 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Shepard Garden & Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
(LOCOS Tacos Food Truck will be on site during our entire event!)

Sacramento, CA – It’s that time of year: gardeners are gearing up for the annual California Native Plant Society Sacramento Valley Chapter Plant Sale – our big chapter fundraiser and the catalyst for all sorts of activities. As drought and climate change issues continue to affect our daily lives, native plant gardening is especially crucial.

Our gardening practices are changing as we learn about the negative impacts of over-watering and chemical-dependent techniques. Our chapters have been at the forefront of showing the benefits of locally native plants: the most ecologically beneficial solutions any gardener can employ. They are naturally low water use solutions; do not require chemical fertilizers and pesticides; provide a unique caterpillar-host relationship to allow for abundant butterfly populations; provide the best nectar, pollen, and habitat for butterflies, bees and birds; and give a sense of place that no other plant palette can provide.

We will have hundreds of species from Elderberry Farms, Cornflower Farms, and Hedgerow Farms.

For questions and more information about the Plant Sale, please make contact with:
Chris Lewis, Plant Sale Coordinator, Sacramento Valley, California Native Plant Society
Tel: (916) 812-2876
Email: cnpschris [at] gmail [dot] com
Web: http://SacValley.CNPS.org

“On the wild side of art” art market featuring flora and fauna
This fall the California Native Plant Society will host a new art market focused on regional artists titled “On the wild side of art.” The works are focused on native plants, animals, and functional ceramics for the home and garden.  A variety of mediums will be on display including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, glass, and fabric sculptures.  

For questions and more information about the Art Market and the makers, please contact:
Julie Clements, Art Market Coordinator
Clay Pigeon Ceramics
Volunteer Sacramento Valley, California Native Plant Society
Tel: (510) 423-2095 cell
Email: sakamanga [at] gmail [dot] com

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Sacramento Transit Riders Union – biweekly meeting
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Sacramento Transit Riders Union meets at Organize Sacramento every week. The Sacramento Transit Riders Union is an independent, democratic, member-run union of transit riders organizing for better public transit in Sacramento County and beyond.

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Sep
24
Sun
Fall NATIVE PLANT Sale!
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

From the Sacramento Valley, California Native Plant Society, a member organization of ECOS:

FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE, plus: “On the wild side of art” A new art market featuring flora and fauna, Sept 23 & 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Shepard Garden & Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816
(LOCOS Tacos Food Truck will be on site during our entire event!)

Sacramento, CA – It’s that time of year: gardeners are gearing up for the annual California Native Plant Society Sacramento Valley Chapter Plant Sale – our big chapter fundraiser and the catalyst for all sorts of activities. As drought and climate change issues continue to affect our daily lives, native plant gardening is especially crucial.

Our gardening practices are changing as we learn about the negative impacts of over-watering and chemical-dependent techniques. Our chapters have been at the forefront of showing the benefits of locally native plants: the most ecologically beneficial solutions any gardener can employ. They are naturally low water use solutions; do not require chemical fertilizers and pesticides; provide a unique caterpillar-host relationship to allow for abundant butterfly populations; provide the best nectar, pollen, and habitat for butterflies, bees and birds; and give a sense of place that no other plant palette can provide.

We will have hundreds of species from Elderberry Farms, Cornflower Farms, and Hedgerow Farms.

For questions and more information about the Plant Sale, please make contact with:
Chris Lewis, Plant Sale Coordinator, Sacramento Valley, California Native Plant Society
Tel: (916) 812-2876
Email: cnpschris [at] gmail [dot] com
Web: http://SacValley.CNPS.org

“On the wild side of art” art market featuring flora and fauna
This fall the California Native Plant Society will host a new art market focused on regional artists titled “On the wild side of art.” The works are focused on native plants, animals, and functional ceramics for the home and garden.  A variety of mediums will be on display including paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, glass, and fabric sculptures.  

For questions and more information about the Art Market and the makers, please contact:
Julie Clements, Art Market Coordinator
Clay Pigeon Ceramics
Volunteer Sacramento Valley, California Native Plant Society
Tel: (510) 423-2095 cell
Email: sakamanga [at] gmail [dot] com

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Sep
26
Tue
ECOS: Organizational Development Committee Meeting @ Join via conference call!
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join via conference call! Contact Jon Ellison for the number if you do not receive it prior to the meeting.

The Organizational Development Committee works on:
– Strengthening the nonprofit structure
– Oversight of fundraising efforts
– Monitoring our progress on the ECOS strategic plan
– Work to renew and initiate both individual and organizational memberships
– Public relations and outreach to our Committee charge

Organizational Development Committee Co-Chairs:

Jon Ellison
jellison [at] surewest [dot] net
916-880-0202

Juli Raju
4juliraju [at] gmail [dot] com
916-289-2228

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Sep
27
Wed
CNPS: Nursery work day
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

See webpage: sacvalley.cnps.org

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