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City on the Lookout for Winning T-Shirt Design for 20th River Rally, Open to K-6 Students: VIDEO

June 13, 2014

The 20th Annual River Rally will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Santa Clara River near Wiley Canyon Road and Via Princessa bridge (East of Orchard Village Road). To celebrate the 20th annual River Rally, the City is inviting students K-6 grades to submit an art design that may be selected as the artwork printed on this year’s t-shirts for the event. This Week in Santa Clarita has the details.

River Rally T-Shirt Contest Flyer

Click to view contest flyer.

To celebrate the 20th annual River Rally, the City is inviting students K-6 grades to submit an art design that may be selected as the artwork printed on this year’s t-shirts for the event.

*Pre-registration is required to participate in this year’s River Rally event*

For more information about the 20th Annual River Rally, call the River Rally hotline at (661) 284-1415 or visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

 

 

Around Town: 2014 Bike to Work Day Challenge

May 23, 2014

 

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On Thursday, May 15, the City of Santa Clarita held the 2014 Bike to Work Day Challenge in conjuction with LA Metro’s Bike to Work Week.

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More than 30 businesses, with a total of 234 bike riders, participated in this year’s event.

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The winners for this year’s Bike to Work Day were:

  • Small Business – Hahn & Associates AND Ethos Components (tied for first) with 100-% participation! Prize – $75 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Rita’s Italian Ice gift certificates
  • Medium Business – Newhall School District (Stevenson Ranch Elementary) – 17-% participation Prize – $150 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Rita’s Italian Ice gift certificates
  • Large Business – City of Santa Clarita – 13-% participation. Prize – $250 gift certificate to restaurant of choice and Rita’s Italian Ice gift certificates

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For more information about future cycling events in Santa Clarita, visit BikeSantaClarita.com. For information about future green events in Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Santa Clarita’s Annual Bike to Work Day Coming May 15: VIDEO

April 29, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita previews the upcoming Bike to Work Day happening Thursday, May 15.

Residents and local businesses can pledge to ride their bikes on Bike to Work Day and register online to automatically be entered in drawings for some cool prizes. May will be Bike Safety Month for the City of Santa Clarita. Several family friendly events will be held throughout the month including the Amgen Tour of California. For a list of all events, go to SantaClaritaTourofCA.com.

For business looking to participate or help sponsor the event, call Environmental Services at (661) 286-4098 or visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

City of Santa Clarita’s 2014 Earth Arbor Day Celebration: VIDEO

April 28, 2014

This Week in Santa Clarita covers the City of Santa Clarita’s Earth Arbor Day Celebration, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, which happened on Saturday, April 12, at Central Park. Check out photos from the event on the City’s Flickr page.

For more information about future green events in Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

 

Around Town: 25th Annual Earth Arbor Day Celebration at Central Park

April 18, 2014

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On Saturday, April 12, the City of Santa Clarita held its annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, at Central Park.

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Mayor Laurene Weste and Mayor Pro Tem Marsha McLean helped plant the ceremonial tree to kick off the event.

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A popular feature of the event is the free mulch and tree giveaways.

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The Amgen Tour of California promoted the upcoming cycling event that will be held in Santa Clarita.

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There was also a recycled art gallery on display, as well as a cArt aRt contest that showcased resident’s artwork on recycling bins.

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For more information about future green events in Santa Clarita, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Go Green at the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival Coming this Saturday at Central Park

April 9, 2014

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The City of Santa Clarita’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Festival, presented by the SCV Family of Water Suppliers, is coming to Central Park this Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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There will be a wide variety of fun activities and events for families to participate in and learn how to stay green and keep the environment clean.

For more information about the City’s Annual Earth Arbor Day Celebration, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Registration Now Open for Earth Arbor Day’s ‘cArt aRt’ Competition

March 6, 2014

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Local artists are invited to transform an everyday curbside recycling cart into a work of art for the City’s cArt aRt Competition. Residents, families, school groups, clubs, teams, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the competition, which is open now through Monday, March 24.

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All cArt aRt submissions will be on display at Earth Arbor Day on Saturday, April 12.  Winners will receive cash prizes in the following categories:

  1. Grand Prize $200
  2. Most Creative $100
  3. Best Local Flair $100
  4. Best Green Theme $100
  5. Fan Favorite $50.

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Artists must provide everything used in the art project, with the exception of the recycling cart, which can be painted or left natural.

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Participants must complete an entry form before receiving a FREE container from Waste Management.   Containers that once held hazardous waste products cannot be used in the competition, including used containers of paint, oil pesticides, cleaning products and chemicals.

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All entries must be submitted between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Environmental Services booth at the City’s Earth Arbor Day event. The 2014 Earth Arbor Day celebration will be hosted at Central Park on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

EA Day 2014 Cart Art Entry Form

Click here for entry form.

For more information on the cArt aRt Competition or to obtain an entry form, please contact Laura Jardine in the City’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 255-4376.  

City Receives Top Honors on Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration Project

December 27, 2013

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The City of Santa Clarita is committed to preserving its natural spaces and resources.  These efforts were recently recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA), which named the Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration Project the “best environmental project of the year.”

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Before

The Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration Project was initiated in 2001 to preserve a portion of the Creek that runs along the outer perimeter of Central Park, and is the last natural stretch of the Creek in the City.  During storms, the Creek flow caused severe bank erosion, so the Restoration Project was designed to stabilize the bank, slow erosion, and preserve the Creek’s natural flow, in addition to adding native plants to the area.

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After

In 2010, the City purchased 3.6 acres of property surrounding the Creek and began the project, which was completed in June 2013 by City staff.  This included planting native Sycamore, Elderberry, and Toyon plants and installing a temporary, solar-powered irrigation system to help water the plants until they mature and can survive on rainfall alone.  Plaques were also installed along the trail lining the Creek to provide information about the project to the public.

For more information about the Bouquet Canyon Creek Restoration Project and its recognition as the APWA’s “best environmental project of the year,” contact the City of Santa Clarita’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098.

Green/Energy Efficient Businesses Encouraged to Sign Up for ‘Whac-a-Watt, Save-a-Lot’ Energy Challenge

November 12, 2013
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The City of Santa Clarita and the Community Energy Partnership invite local businesses with tracked energy savings to sign up for the Whac-A-Watt, Save-A-Lot Business Energy Challenge by November 30.  Eligible businesses must have tracked their energy use in the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for one year before the energy improvement and one year after to demonstrate savings.

Click to visit Community Energy Partnership website.

The challenge will be broken down into two categories, including small to medium sized businesses with two to 100 employees, and large businesses with more than 100 employees.  One business from each category will be recognized for the largest percentage of energy savings and the most improved energy savings, and credit can be received for both electricity and natural gas saved.  The winning businesses will be recognized by the Santa Clarita City Council at one of the bi-monthly Council Meetings as well as on the City’s green website.

To sign up, complete the following steps by November 30:

  • Identify the month and year when your business completed the energy improvement measure(s) and confirm that your business has ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager data from the previous year.
  • Visit GreenSantaClarita.com for directions on how to generate two ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Statement of Energy Performance Reports, which will be used to evaluate energy savings.
  • Follow the directions and either save digital copies or print out hard copies of the report.
  • Complete the online entry form.
  • Email the reports to Environmental Services Program Coordinator Heather Merenda at HMerenda@santa-clarita.com with the subject line reading: “Submission-Energy Challenge” or mail the reports to:

City of Santa Clarita

Attn:  Heather Merenda

23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 225

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company and Southern California Edison supported by the California Public Utilities Commission.

For more information on the Whac-A-Watt, Save-A-Lot Business Energy Challenge or to sign up, visit GreenSantaClarita.com or contact the Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098. 

1,500 Residents Collect 10,400 Pounds of Trash at the 19th Annual Santa Clarita River Rally

September 25, 2013

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On Saturday, September 21, over 1,500 community members participated in the 19th Annual Santa Clarita River Rally held at the Newhall Community Center.

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There was also the Environmental Expo at the event, with over 20 vendors sharing environmental tips to residents.

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Participants went through a safety and training course before heading to the river.

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Roughly 10,400 pounds of trash and recyclable were collected by volunteers.

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Click to view the full gallery at the City’s Flickr page.

For more information about future green events, visit GreenSantaClarita.com.


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