Metropolitan Water District approves agreement for Lake Perris water recovery project

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has authorized an agreement with the state Department of Water Resources for planning and preliminary design of a water recovery project at Lake Perris. The Metropolitan Water District board vote April 11 authorized general manager Jeff Kightlinger to enter an agreement with DWR for planning, environmental analysis and […]

Eastern Municipal Water District begins service to county water company customers

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District began providing water service to customers who have been transitioned from the now-defunct County Water Company of Riverside in a rural area of Menifee. The start of service marks the end to a yearslong process that involved the construction of a new water system in the area, the County […]

Understand hardiness zones before planting

Understand hardiness zones before planting

TEMECULA – Gardening benefits the environment in myriad ways. Maintaining natural landscapes and preserving green spaces can reduce the collective carbon footprint of the human race. Trees, flowers and other greenery filter the air and create welcoming habitats for all species of animals and insects. Many home gardeners set out each spring to create landscapes […]

California Earthquake Authority-sponsored auction, coordinated by iHeartMedia, now open to raise funds for the American Red Cross in California

SACRAMENTO – For the sixth year, the California Earthquake Authority and iHeartMedia are collaborating on a star-studded auction to raise money for American Red Cross disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California. The 2017 “Get Prepared, California!” auction has opened, offering concert and sports packages, celebrity meet-and-greets and other once-in-a-lifetime items up for bid. Proceeds of […]

Tickets now on sale for Santa Rosa Plateau’s annual garden tour

Tickets now on sale for Santa Rosa Plateau’s annual garden tour

MURRIETA – The “hills are alive” April 29 with the sights and sounds of nature’s music at the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation’s 14th annual Garden Tour and Garden Party, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring five beautiful and unique private gardens nestled in the Tenaja Valley area on the Santa Rosa Plateau, the tour […]

Murrieta Arts Council presents Earth Day at Water Wise

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Arts Council is presenting a fun Earth Day event Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will be held at Water Wise, 41034 Elm Street. The two-acre property of meandering pathways leads through fountains, sculpture and inspiring works of garden art, many using recycled materials. Freedom in Motion will perform a […]

Eastern Municipal Water District honored as Recycled Water Agency of the Year

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District was recognized as the Recycled Water Large Agency of the Year by the California Chapter of the WateReuse Association. The award recognizes EMWD for its comprehensive approach toward investing in its recycled water program to ensure that resources are maximized. EMWD treats approximately 45 million gallons of wastewater per […]

County waste department holds free composting workshop Saturday in Hemet

HEMET – The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting workshop in Hemet Saturday, April 1. Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, and fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner. Compost can be used to enrich the […]

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