[Fosc] Green Living presentation, Wed 9/3 7:30pm Dimond Library
danielswafford at aol.com
danielswafford at aol.com
Fri Aug 29 17:11:25 PDT 2008
The September 3 DIA General meeting will host Karen Paulsell, Friends of Sausal Creek volunteer and Restoration Committee member, presenting methods and resources individuals can use to keep themselves, their home, and the watershed healthy.
Under a grant from the State Water Quality Control Board, FOSC developed a presentation based on the book ‘The House and Garden Audit: Protecting Your Family's Health and Improving the Environment.” Free copies of the book are available to attendees. Join the discussion and learn about healthy communities Wednesday Sept. 3, 7:30pm at the Dimond Library.
Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to learn more about Oktoberfest in Dimond and how you can get involved.
See you there,
-Daniel Swafford, Chair
Dimond Improvement Association
"Involvement Builds Community"
Join Us! http://www.dimondnews.org
Come out to Oktoberfest in Dimond, 10/4/08
Under a grant from the State Water Quality Control Board, we've developed
a PowerPoint presentation based on a book called The House and Garden
Audit: Protecting Your Family's Health and Improving the Environment.
With the grant, we've purchased copies of the book to distribute free to
The book is a great overview of actions that individuals can take in the
house and garden to help keep themselves and our creeks and watersheds
healthy. It has lots of photos, lots of tables that provide a great
reference, and lots of web site
s and other sources for people who want
more information. Here's what it covers:
* History of development in the Sausal Creek watershed
* Managing some typical household pests without toxics
* Water use
* Keeping pollutants and silt out of creeks
* Lawns: high water and pesticide use; polluting to mow; low
* Garden practices to reduce the need for pesticides
* Common garden pests and non-toxic methods to reduce their
* Beneficial insects/spiders
* Attracting beneficial wildlife to your garden
* Native plants: attract wildlife; reduce water and pesticide use
* Fire: a major watershed pollutant
* Landforms and drainage and effects of urbanization
* Homeowner options to reduce runoff
* The role of invasive non-natives in creek bank failures and
* Working in urban watersheds
The PowerPoint presentation is fast-paced, mostly photos, and provides an
overview of what is in the book.
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