Archive for February, 2008

Mayor Sanders let’s his yellow mellow

February 27th, 2008

Breaking news – “Mayor Jerry Sanders admits he hasn’t been flushing the toilet as much at home.” The article in the Voice of San Diego by Rob Davis, Sanders turns into Mr. Water,  highlights some of the Mayor’s… more »

Watershed Forum – February 28!

February 26th, 2008

STATE WATERSHED PROGRAM FORUM! February 28, 1:00-4:00 p.m. San Diego Water Department Employee Development and Training Center, 5510 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa CA 91942 The California Department of Conservation (DOC), the City of San Diego and the San… more »

Low Impact Development Workshop Announced

February 26th, 2008

The County of San Diego, in coordination with Filterra, is providing a free seminar on Low Impact Development (LID). This seminar features Larry Coffman, the pioneer and nationally recognized expert on Bioretention and LID Design Guidelines for new… more »

Smoking Ban for State Beaches Proposed

February 22nd, 2008

February 21, 2008 Oropeza targets parks, beaches for smoking ban Sen. Jenny Oropeza has introduced new legislation to further restrict smoking in California. The bill would ban lighting up a cigarette at any of California’s state parks or… more »

Encinitas City Council Meeting Report 2/13/08

February 20th, 2008

The purpose of my posting our City Monitor reports is to let our members know that we are reviewing matters at a very local level, to determine if projects and decisions will have an impact on our oceans,… more »

Next Policy Meeting is April 8

February 20th, 2008

The next meeting of the Policy Subcommittee will be April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Location to be determined. If you plan to attend, please email me at and let me know from what part of town you… more »

Mayors Initiative to Combat Global Warming

February 20th, 2008

Seven Mayors in the San Diego area have signed an agreement promising to meet or exceed Kyoto Protocol targets, but few have concrete plans of how they will achieve those reductions in their communities. Urge your Mayor to… more »

California Friendly Landscaping

February 20th, 2008

The City of San Diego offers a residential low water use gardening class. 10 am. to 2 p.m. March 1; Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Free. Registration: Maureen Hall at (619) 533-4136 more »

Another reason to convert your garden!

February 19th, 2008

Water rates are going up up and away…Ok maybe that is a slight exaggeration but read the linked article below. The Metropolitan Water District in Los Angeles (supplies San Diego with some of its H2O) is about to approve a… more »

The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College

February 16th, 2008

Check out the website for the water conservation garden at Cuyamaca College. I added the site to the links section on the right….The website has good information including some events that are coming up: Feb 23 Water wise… more »