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Bill Seeks To Improve, Preserve American River Parkway

February 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Legislation introduced in the California state Assembly would create the Lower American River Conservancy to improve, protect, preserve and possibly expand the 5,000-acre American River Parkway.

California Department of Water Resources


El Niño Helps, Won't End Historic California Drought

January 6, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Record rainfall in parts of California, fueled in part by El Niño, won't end the state's historic four-year drought.

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Sparks Seeks Humane Ways To Manage Beavers

December 1, 2015 | Steve Milne

The Nevada city of Sparks has decided to stop trapping and killing beavers along the North Truckee Drain and seek a non-lethal alternative to remove them.

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#OptOutside: Some People Take A Hike On Black Friday

November 26, 2015 | Ed Joyce

A movement around the U.S. encourages people to skip the shopping malls Friday and spend time in nature. Some national parks and state parks in California are waiving entry fees.


People Flock To See Sandhill Cranes In Lodi

November 6, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The 19th annual Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival this weekend is expected to bring thousands of visitors to see the stately birds.

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EPA Funds California, Nevada Native Tribe Water Projects

October 27, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing more than $30 million to California and Nevada native tribes for water quality and environmental restoration projects.

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'Prescribed Burns' To Start In Eldorado National Forest

September 30, 2015 | Ed Joyce

A program will begin soon in the Eldorado National Forest to remove live or dead vegetation to prevent the spread of wildfires.

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Sacramento Area Water Districts Reducing Outdoor Water Days

September 29, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The Sacramento Suburban Water District is asking customers to voluntarily cut outdoor watering to one day a week this fall as other water providers move to mandatory restrictions.

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