January 2007
January News & Events

Arroyo Burro Restoration Ribbon Cutting Celebration

The Arroyo Burro Estuary & Mesa Creek Restoration Project will open to the public on January 17, 2007. The project will restore coastal estuarine, riparian and coastal sage scrub habitats, and improve water quality in Mesa Creek, the estuary and at Arroyo Burro Beach.

You are invited to join Mayor Marty Blum and members of the City Council and other elected and appointed officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.

The ceremony will be held onsite. Call 897-2658 for details.

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Volunteers Dig In at Arroyo Burro Restoration Day

Over 100 Community Members came out on December 2nd to view the restoration site and plant native plants. Thanks to the enthusiastic volunteers, over 240 native plants and trees were planted! A total of 6,000 natives will be planted as the final phase of the restoration project.

Please stay on trails within the site to protect the new plants and restoration area. Thank you!

Water Quality Project Completed

On December 13, 2006, Mayor Marty Blum joined other elected officials and city staff at Bohnett Park for the ribbon cutting celebration at the recently completed Westside Summer Urban Runoff Facility.

The ultraviolet light facility will remove harmful bacteria in the Westside Storm Drain which drains urban runoff from 632 acres and is known to contain contaminated water. As part of the pre-treatment process, oil, grease and sediment are also removed.� The water then passes by ultraviolet light and is disinfected before it returns to the drain and is discharged to Old Mission Creek which continues downstream to Mission Creek and East Beach.

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Aloha Jeni!

Jeni Eddington, the Creeks Administrative Assistant, will be leaving the Creeks Division this month and is moving to Hawaii. Jeni has spent nearly 5 years with Creeks and we appreciate and value all of her hard work and creative ideas.
Good luck Jeni and Aloha!

The Rainy Season is Here...

Sediment is a pollutant of concern in local creeks. Help reduce�runoff pollution�at home by sweeping up dirt and yard debris and reduce areas of exposed soil. For home construction projects, capture dirt and construction materials and contain your site. Call 897-2688 with questions.

More Clean Water Tips for the Home

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