Join Mike Brown to learn how to replace your lawn with climate appropriate plants on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. This class helps answer questions about how to get started with removing your lawn, while Mike also guides you to determine the right design and plant choices. From retro-fitting an irrigation system to choosing the best drought tolerant plants, you will gain insights to begin the first steps in lawn removal and drought tolerant landscape design. If you are thinking about complete or partial lawn removal, this is the class for you. You can RSVP on Meet Up. Please note space is limited and Mike’s classes tend to fill up fast from his various activities, so don’t count on Meet Up as your attendance reference. Book early if you want a seat at Jackalope.
A journal of Science study published Thursday reports if climate change continues rapidly, one in six species could face extinction. And in a timely Earth Day vote at last week’s Special Meeting, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support Councilmember Paul Koretz’s motion to implement a Los Angeles citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. We’re committed to work toward a climate resilient solution including protecting local Valley resources at the Sepulveda Basin and recharging the San Fernando Valley aquifer.
Add your voice to the solution by participating at our monthly general meetings the second Wednesday of each month in the conference room of the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys. And bring your ideas to VNNC committees. Several projects are starting up in Van Nuys that you can contribute to if greenhouse gas emission reduction matters to you.
With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.
“We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas,” said Governor Brown. “I’ve declared this emergency and I’m calling all Californians to conserve water in every way possible.”