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The Independent

June 20, 2019

Environment

Survey to Guide Future EBRPD Priorities

As the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) celebrates its 85th anniversary, the Park District is seeking public input to help inform the District’s future priorities and interests to maintain its relevancy to the recreational needs of the East Bay’s evolving multi-cultural community. The survey will also give the public an opportunity to weigh in on some of the most pressing issues the Park District and our community face moving forward.

Survey to Guide Future EBRPD Priorities

As the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) celebrates its 85th anniversary, the Park District is seeking public input to help inform the District’s future priorities and interests to maintain its relevancy to the recreational needs of the East Bay’s evolving multi-cultural community. The survey will also give the public an opportunity to weigh in on some of the most pressing issues the Park District and our community face moving forward.

Posted: June 20, 2019
Go Green Initiative Recognizes Students Combating Climate Change

Thursday, June 6, 2019, marked Go Green Initiative’s World Environment Day celebration, which raised money for its summer internship program. Students, PUSD staff, and community members gathered for a luncheon at the Veterans Memorial Building to recognize and support students who are working to combat climate change in their local community of Pleasanton.

Posted: June 20, 2019
EBRPD Issues Advisory on Rattlesnake Safety in the Parks

As the weather heats up, rattlesnakes become more active in many East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) parks, their natural habitat. They like to explore when the weather gets warm, which can lead to more encounters with humans and dogs. EBRPD is advising that the public take snake safety precautions when visiting Regional Parks.

Posted: June 20, 2019
Thursday 06/06/2019
LARPD Uses Integrated Plan to Control Pests and Weeds

Harmful insects and weeds are controlled in parks using an integrated pest management strategy.

Posted: June 06, 2019
LARPD Nature Programs are Now Fee Based

Beginning in June, most weekend programs offered by the LARPD rangers will be fee-based. For years, the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has offered free weekend nature programs for park visitors. Even as neighboring park agencies moved to a fee-based reservation system for public programs, the district continued to offer these programs free of charge. However, with the rising costs of operating LARPD’s open space parks, the decision was made to charge a nominal fee for weekend programs.

Posted: June 06, 2019
Garden Club Meeting June 13

Both time and location will change for the June meeting of the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club. Because it is the final meeting until September, the Thursday, June 13, event will begin with a potluck dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Livermore Community Center, located at 4444 East Avenue in Livermore. Participants are asked to bring either a sweet or a savory dish to serve eight people.

Posted: June 06, 2019
Thursday 05/30/2019
Cowhorns and Planetary Cycles: Biodynamics Grows on You

Suspend disbelief momentarily, and imagine you are part of something much larger and much more important than whatever you presently believe is your role in life. Perhaps you can set aside your smartphone or other informing device of choice, walk outside, take a deep breath and let the spirit of the earth become your muse for a moment. You are just another life form on this planet, and yet, you are the only one over which you have any control. What you do with your own life force makes an enormous difference, because the choices you make impact an entire ecosystem. Acting as an informed participant in the ecosystem represents the most important way we can all effect positive change in what seems like a hopeless situation.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Thursday 05/09/2019
Warming Weather Means Rattlesnakes

With the arrival of warm weather, rattlesnakes have been showing up in large numbers around the Tri-Valley, according to country dwellers and park rangers.

Posted: May 09, 2019
Livermore Artist Illustrates Children’s Book about Ocean Conservation

Caia Koopman, a Santa Cruz artist who spent her childhood in Livermore, has illustrated a bright, colorful children’s book about protecting the ocean and developing respect for nature.

Posted: May 09, 2019
Evidence Shows Human Influence on Global Droughts Dates Back Over 100 Years

Observations and climate reconstructions using data from tree rings confirm that human activity was affecting the worldwide drought risk as far back as the early 20th century.

Posted: May 09, 2019
Thursday 05/02/2019
Program to Provide Funds for Improving Community Air Quality

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced a new funding opportunity, the Community Health Protection Grant Program, for Bay Area neighborhoods most impacted by air pollution. The Tri-Valley is an eligible community.

Posted: May 02, 2019

'Last Ride' Opens County Fair

The “Last Ride” cattle drive opened the Alameda County Fair on Friday, June 14th. During the drive, 150 large steers were led from the County Fairgrounds to Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. This was the final opportunity for onlookers to s…