Woodland residents are invited to dispose of unneeded medications at the Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event on October 14 alongside the Woodland Police Department Fall Festival and Open House. The Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sixth Street between Oak Avenue and Lincoln Avenue (enter from Oak Avenue). Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles as they drive up to the drop-off site.
Community Choice Energy (CCE) allows local governments to purchase and develop power on behalf of their residents, businesses, and public facilities to provide electricity with high renewable energy content at competitive rates. In June 2017, the City of Woodland joined the City of Davis and Yolo County as a member of the Valley Clean Energy Alliance (VCEA) joint powers agency. VCEA is a municipal, not-for-profit electricity provider with the mission of delivering cost-competitive clean electricity, product choice, price stability, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. Much public outreach will precede the CCE program launch, which is anticipated to occur by summer 2018.
Redesigning your front yard is an exciting, yet daunting project. The free “Plant Your Ideas” workshop is designed to give homeowners the tools and information they need to get started! Join us on March 4th from 10am-12pm in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First Street.
Safely dispose of unneeded medications in the new medication disposal kiosk at the Woodland Police Department (1000 Lincoln Avenue). The kiosk is located in the Police Department lobby, which is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following items may be disposed of in the kiosk:
The kiosk is sponsored by Yolo County in an effort to prevent improper disposal and unauthorized use of pharmaceuticals.
Woodland residents are invited to dispose of unneeded medications at the Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Woodland Police Department.
Join TV and film personalities Corbett and Grace Lunsford as the Proof is Possible Tour makes a stop in Woodland at the Proof is Possible Green Fair! Woodland is one of just 20 cities being visited nationwide by the Proof is Possible Tour, which includes a tour of the "Tiny Lab," an ultra-efficient 200-square-foot house on wheels that demonstrates energy-efficiency tools and techniques.
Tour the Tiny Lab between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. or between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and attend a workshop from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. showing how to apply lessons from this whole-house approach to increase efficiency and comfort in your home.
The Proof is Possible Green Fair is a Step Up and Power Down and City sponsored event and, along with the tours of the Tiny Lab and workshop, will include informational booths, the Buckhorn food truck, and energy-saving prizes. Join us on Sunday, October 9 at the Woodland Public Library parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.!
Admission is free. Visit https://woodland.stepupandpowerdown.com for more information and to RSVP to the event.
The City of Woodland recently released a free, easy-to-use water-use portal to help residents and business owners better understand and manage their water use. Visit www.cityofwoodland.org/mywateruse to register and for more information. For those who would like extra guidance, City staff will hold a workshop on August 10, 7:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community Center (2001 East Street) to teach participants how to most effectively use this tool.
The City of Woodland urges residents and businesses to continue conserving water by aiming for a 10% reduction in water use compared to 2013. In the hot, dry summer months Woodland’s water use nearly doubles. Reduce your use by limiting outdoor irrigation to three days per week between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Also, remember to keep Woodland, “The City of Trees” and take extra care of your trees during the drought.
Read the full article to learn more about recent changes to water use restrictions.
You're invited to the City of Woodland’s free Water-Wise Landscape Tour Saturday, May 21st. Explore some of Woodland’s attractive drought-tolerant landscapes and learn how you can cut your outdoor water use by up to half.
For more information visit www.cityofwoodland.org/landscape. Also be sure to check out photos and descriptions of the Landscape Tour sites at http://woodlandwaterwiselandscapetour.blogspot.com/
On Tuesday, April 12, the City of Woodland and Yolo Energy Watch will host an informative and no cost Fix-a-Leak/Fix-a-Light workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Woodland Senior and Community Center. No preregistration is required.
The City of Woodland and the Yolo County Resource Conservation District invite you to a series of free workshops the second through fifth Wednesdays in March. The workshop series will cover various landscape water conservation techniques, including topics on lawn conversion, lessons learned from professionals, efficient irrigation, rainwater capture and retention, and how to maintain a drought-tolerant landscape.
The workshops will be held at 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St., in Woodland on March 9, 16, 23, and 30.
In 2015, water conservation, the drought, and El Niño flooded the headlines. See how much Woodland reduced our water use and learn about ways to continue saving in 2016.
Click here to see the 2015 Water Conservation infographic!
The City of Woodland, in partnership with the Woodland Tree Foundation, is proud to announce the first Legacy Grove Tree Planting event scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. The Legacy Grove will feature a variety of tree species, provide an opportunity for memorializing or honoring individuals or groups, and provide an attractive and accessible location for recreation and relaxation, among other community benefits. The trees planted in the Legacy Grove will compensate for the removal of trees removed as part of the City’s solar project and will promote the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions consistent with the City’s Climate Action Plan by increasing carbon sequestration, tree canopy, and shade.
Join your neighbors and Woodland Tree Foundation to plant shade trees in neighborhoods of Woodland on January 23, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Campbell Park and work in teams to plant shade trees at the homes of participating residents. Training and refreshments will be provided to volunteers. Please bring a shovel, work shoes, and gloves. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
The City's Environmental Services Division is again teaming with the Wastewater Pretreatment Program, the Police Department, and Corner Drug Co. to sponser the annual Pharmaceutical Take-Back Event. This free single-day event is open to Woodland residents only and will be held on Saturday, October 17, from 8 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of the Public Works Municipal Service Center at 655 North Pioneer Avenue.
The California Department of Water Resources on August 12 initiated two statewide rebate programs that can help Woodland homeowners replace water-guzzling lawns and inefficient toilets.
The City of Woodland Environmental Services division is pleased to announce the renewal of rebate funds for mulch, rain barrels, weather-based irrigation controllers, rain sensors, compost bins and vermicompost bins for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.
In your kitchen, never pour Fats, Oil or Grease (FOG) down the sink. In your bathrooms remember the three “P’s”! Only Pee, Poo & Paper down the pipes. A little bit of good housekeeping by all can prevent an expensive call.
The City Council proclaimed a Stage Two, Water Warning at the Council meeting on Tuesday, May 19 in order to meet the State mandate for a 25% reduction in water use. Specific restrictions include a 25% reduction in residential water use, a 40% reduction in non-residential irrigation use, limiting irrigation to three days per week, and no watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with an exception for drip irrigation. The complete list of restrictions can be viewed in the May 20th press release. Please view the drought page for more details.
The City Council will consider moving to a Stage Two, Water Warning at the Council meeting on Tuesday, May 19 in order to meet the State mandate for a 25% reduction in water use. Specific restrictions will be publicized after the May 19 Council vote in the paper, online, and as an insert in the June utility bill. The proposed restrictions are likely to include a 25% reduction in residential water use, a 40% reduction in non-residential irrigation use, limiting irrigation to three days per week, and no watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with an exception for drip irrigation.
Woodland is currently ranked #9 in the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation! If you haven't taken the pledge, take it now at www.mywaterpledge.com and share your link with friends to be entered into a daily prize drawing!
The fourth and final talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The City of Woodland will cover options to capture and retain rainwater on site. Arlen Feldman with the Yolo County Master Gardeners will cover irrigaton options to limit run-off.
The third talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The Woodland Tree Foundation and City staff will provide tips on how to help your trees survive the drought. Linda Magrum with the Yolo County Master Gardeners will provide suggestions for very low water use plants.
It's time for some spring cleaning! Get rid of that bulky waste that's been sitting in your garage or backyard for FREE on Saturday, April 11th from 8 am to 2 pm at the Yolo County Fairgrounds (use Gibson Rd entrance). Tell your friends and family!
The second talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Christine Casey with the UC Davis Department of Entomology will give tips on helping bees and other pollinators thrive in your drought-tolerant landscape.
The first talk in the City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation is this coming Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Taylor Lewis with the UC Davis Arboretum will explian the steps to convert your landscape from turf to water-wise plantings.
Help celebrate Arbor Day! Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 AM to Noon to plant trees in various locations throughtout the City. Please bring a shovel, sturdy shoes and gloves. The City Arborist will demonstrate proper tree planting techniques and Environmental Services will have a table with information on water conservation and how to help your trees survive the drought.
Volunteers will gather at Everman Park (929 Cottage Drive) at 9:00 A.M. and go to various tree planting sites from there.
The City of Woodland and The Yolo County Resource Conservation District invite the public to a third annual series of free workshops on outdoor water conservation every Wednesday evening in March from 7:00 to 8:30. The series will be held at the Woodland Community and Senior Center at 2001 East Street in Woodland. The workshops will cover a variety of outdoor water conservation issues and techniques, including lawn removal and conversion to water-wise landscapes, attracting native pollinators with drought-tolerant plants, selecting the best plants for your water-wise landscape, helping trees survive the drought, retaining rainwater on site, and choosing the right irrigation system for your landscape needs.
The Woodland Tree Foundation will be hosting a one-hour tree planting workshop on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. A shade tree planting event will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The meeting location for both events is the Campbell Park picnic area at the corner of Thomas Street and Collette Way. At the January 31 workshop, volunteers will learn the ins and outs of properly planting a shade tree. On February 7, volunteers will plant shade trees at the homes of residents who have adopted free shade trees from the Woodland Tree Foundation. Please bring a shovel, sturdy shoes, and gloves to both events. For more information, contact Ken Trott, Woodland Tree Foundation, (530) 867-3130. Funding assistance for the Shade Tree Planting Program is provided by the City of Woodland, PG&E, and the John & Eunice Davidson Fund.
The City of Woodland showed an impressive 29% reduction in water use in December 2014 compared with December 2013. Woodland's residential water use totaled 74.45 gallons of water per person per day for the month of December. These savings would not have been possible without the efforts of all residents and businesses. Despite recent rain events, California remains in drought conditions. Drought information is posted on the City's drought portal, www.cityofwoodland.org/drought.
Join the Yolo County Master Gardeners on Saturday, November 8 to learn how to turn your food scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil amendments for your landscape and garden through backyard composting & vermicomposting. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Woodland Community College.
Free food scrap buckets will be given to Woodland residents who attend the composting class. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call 661-2059 or visit the EnviroWoodland Facebook page.
Bring in your used motor oil filter for recycling to any AutoZone or O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Woodland, Davis, or West Sacramento on Saturday, November 15 during normal business hours and receive a new, comparable oil filter for free! Limit 2 per resident, while supplies last.
Stop by the City of Woodland Environmental Services tables outside of the Woodland AutoZone and O'Reilly Auto Parts stores from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for free funnels and oil giveaways!
Do you suspect that you have a leak on your property? Would you like to learn from local plumbers how to make basic leak repairs? Attend the City of Woodland's free Fix-a-Leak workshop on Wednesday, November 19 to hear local plumbers discuss leak detection and repair. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center (2001 East Street). No pre-registration is required. For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2,400 Trees Campaign is a community-wide effort coordinated jointly by the City of Woodland and the Woodland Tree Foundation. The City’s Climate Action Plan calls for increasing Woodland’s community tree canopy 50% by 2020 by planting 6,000 new trees between 2014 and 2020 and maintaining and nurturing existing trees. As an initial step toward this target, Mayor Stallard has announced a goal of planting 2,400 trees community-wide in 24 months (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016).
Hey, Yolo County kids! Join Radio Disney on Friday, August 15th @ 6 - 7:30 pm on the East Stage inside the Yolo County Fair.
Radio Disney will be rocking out with cool music, earth friendly games and lots of prizes! Take the pledge to recycle and stick around to create your own recycled craft!
Even with the current drought situation, the City is required to employ some practices that may appear wasteful to the public but are required in order to provide safe and clean potable (drinking) water to the community. These practices include flushing water through our well columns, through distribution lines, and from our wells from time to time.