Environment

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The topic of the free USGS public lecture on April 27 at 7:00 pm is “Potential Corrosivity of Untreated Groundwater in the United States.” The talk will be given b Kenneth Belitz, Chief Groundwater Assessment, National Water Quality Assessment Program and take place in Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd. in Menlo Park.

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A visit to Runnymede Sculpture Farm in Woodside is perfect Earth Day outing

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Imagine going on a treasure hunt in a secret garden, one that ranges over 120 acres. Such was the treat today when Runnymede Sculpture Garden was open to the public, part of an Earth Day celebration sponsored by the towns of Woodside and Portola Valley that also included sustainable landscaping information and garden-focused vendors. Like […]

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Menlo-Atherton High School hosts second annual environmental fair

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On Wednesday, April 19, the seemingly endless rain stopped and the sun came out, as if it wanted to celebrate Earth Day with students at M-A’s environmental fair. In the center of the fair, groups played cornhole while listening to a student band perform live music. Around the perimeter, students and local businesses, such as […]

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Menlo Park’s Earth Day celebration is at Bedwell Bayfront Park

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Celebrate green living in at the very green looking Bedwell Bayfront Park on Earth Day, April 22, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. At this free event, you can learn more about water conservation, drought tolerant planting, alternative energy and more. You can also get involved by participating in one of the hands-on volunteer projects. Enjoy: […]

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Portola Valley goes ECO100: the first city to have 100% renewable electricity supply as default

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Portola Valley is the first city in the country to have 100% renewable energy as the default power supply for all customers in its jurisdiction. All cities in San Mateo County now buy their electric power from Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), a joint powers authority. Peninsula Clean Energy gives customers the choice of ECOplus, a […]

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Portola Valley and Woodside team up for Earth Day Fair on April 22

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Bring your family and join your Portola Valley and Woodside friends and neighbors at beautiful Runnymede Sculpture Farm  (980 Runnymeade Road) for a day of fun and information. Learn how to design landscaping that is beautiful now and will remain beautiful through dry and wet seasons. The event is sponsored by the Woodside Sustainability & Conservation […]

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Numerous Earth Day related events planned in Atherton on April 22

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Atherton’s Earth Day celebration runs from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Town Center (Ashfield Road and Dinkelspiel Station Lane). The Town’s Environmental Programs Committee, Recology and the Atherton Library are teaming up to bring residents free garden mulch, e-waste safe recycling, secure shredding, eco-friendly 3-D printing, the San Mateo County Bookmobile, earth […]

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Adam Stern works to better the environment as Acterra’s Executive Director

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When Menlo Park resident Adam Stern was in 5th grade, he heard about the inaugural Earth Day being held on April 22, 1970. “I asked my teacher if I could go to the Washington Mall and attend,” he recalls. “I still have the poster from that event. It was in my room when I was […]

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Menlo Spark celebrates second anniversary, Menlo Green Challenge continues

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Diane Bailey, Executive Director of Menlo Spark, reminded us that the non-profit just celebrated its second anniversary and that people who take the Menlo Green Challenge, an online climate action tool to help you find out your carbon footprint and take actions, might win an electric bike or scooter. She emails: “Carpooling and swapping out old […]

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What’s next for Menlo Park’s Bedwell Bayfront Park?

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At 160-acres, Bedwell Bayfront Park is Menlo Park’s open space by the bay. Located at the end of Marsh Road, the Park is surrounded on three sides by the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. From the late 1950s through 1984, locals used the former salt pond as a garbage dump, and kids who […]

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Spotted: Mother mourning dove on her nest

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We spotted this mother dove at a home on Encina Ave. in Menlo Park this morning. The photo captures the sweet mourning dove but doesn’t do justice to the care she and her mate took in selecting where to build their nest. It’s tucked high and tight in a trellis that runs up the side […]

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