Environment

Grazing goats return to Sharon Hills Park in Menlo Park

The hungry weed-eaters will be grazing in Sharon Hills Park for the next two weeks, eliminating the fire hazard of dry weeds and grass. The goats are a nontoxic alternative to using herbicides, one of the many environmentally friendly practices of the City of Menlo Park’s Integrated Pest Management Plan. The goats are cared for […]

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Earth Day celebrated with bicycle blessing and electric vehicle showcase

Parishioners at Trinity Church in Menlo Ppark were encouraged to cycle to church today in observance of Earth Day. Following the 10:00 am service, the bicycles — and one tricycle! — were blessed by the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett. In addition, the church parking lot was filled with a selection of electric vehicles), all owned by […]

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Keep Menlo Park storm drains free of debris for a clean San Francisco Bay

With the end of the rainy season, the City of Menlo Park is reminding residents of the importance of keeping debris away from storm drain inlets. The three main types of stormwater pollutants are: – Litter (e.g. cans, paper and plastic bags and cigarette butts) – Chemicals (e.g. detergents, automotive fluids and fertilizers) – Organic […]

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Earth Day in Menlo Park is noted with a ceremony to celebrate the city’s Climate & Sustainability Resolution

Emailed Diane Bailey of Menlo Spark: “An amazing thing happened this week. With the leadership of Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved a momentous Climate & Sustainability Resolution for Earth Day.” Today, Earth Day, the signing of that resolution was celebrated in front of City Hall by the Mayor […]

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Disaster Preparedness Fair set for April 27

To celebrate Earthquake Preparedness Month, come and join your friends and neighbors in learning how to be safe and prepared in case of earthquakes, fires, and floods. Menlo Fire Protection District, Red Cross, USGS, PG&E, CERT, Adapt, and much more will be at the free Disaster Preparedness Fair on April 27 from 11:00 am to […]

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on April 13

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program helps residents properly dispose and/or recycle their residential hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste (HHW) is waste from your home that is toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive based on its chemical properties. Products such as paint thinner, toilet bowl cleaner, and rat bait exhibit these hazardous characteristics. It is illegal […]

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Skies remain cloudy after overnight rain – but the benefit is a pretty spring scene

Are we really in for another few days of off and on showers? So says the weather forecast (except for tomorrow which looks good). Report InMenlo weather watcher Bill Russ: “.1” to report this morning. Now 21.75” season to date.” The lovely photo of oak and horses was taken by Irene Searles who writes:  “Driving […]

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Group gathers to protest the removal of Redwood trees in Menlo Park

A small group that included the Raging Grannies gathered near the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood today to protest the removal of seven Redwood trees in that area. They passed out flyers to inform fellow residents what they can do to help save the trees. Another protest is planned for tomorrow, March 24, from […]

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Sacred Heart School’s two Kindergarten classes’ flags flown in Antarctica

As part of Global Studies in the preschool and kindergarten, Sacred Heart Schools’ (SHS) two kindergarten classes undertook a first-of-its-kind project that made their education about Antarctica all the more tangible. Each class designed and painted a SHS- and penguin-themed flag which was mailed to Antarctica and displayed by researchers at the remote Cape Royds […]

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County-wide greenbuilding efforts & new guide available for zero carbon commercial construction

Diane Bailey of Menlo Spark emailed InMenlo the following: “Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability (OOS) are joining together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by developing “reach codes” that exceed state energy efficiency standards for buildings. Their new website supporting the effort lists several […]

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Trinity Church in Menlo Park launches climate change initiative, “Reclaiming Eden”

“Reclaiming Eden: Stopping climate change one household at a time” is a new initiative by Trinity Church in Menlo Park. “All around us, the ramifications of climate change are becoming more real,” said the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett, rector at Trinity. “The earth is under pressure, and she is not doing well. And when the Earth, […]

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