SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - One of the students had a little trouble reaching the foot pedals on his wheelchair. The break was a bit of a challenge too. As he tried rolling it out on to the blacktop at the California Montessori Project, American River Campus in Fair Oaks, a trail of fellow fourth graders followed, bringing up the rear.
This was exactly the kind of learning experience intended: hands on, real time, fumbling through it kind of learning. It was only for practice however, practice for what it really feels like to be wheel chair bound. Once the students tackled the wheel chair they got a shot at walking blindfolded with a white cane, punching out their names backward in Braille, learning about how prosthetic limbs work and what it feels like to have the not-so visible kinds of disabilities, such as autism and dyslexia.
“It’s not as easy as it looks,” said Alaina Lawrence, 9 of Carmichael working at the Braille learning table. She and some of her schoolmates were participating in an onsite sensitivity and awareness workshop led by volunteers with the Granit Bay-based nonprofit organization, A Touch of Understanding (ATOU). Officially launched in 1996 by Leslie DeDora and her father, Edward Ennis, ATOU marshals the wisdom and experience of volunteers, many with disabilities themselves, and, along with a truck-load of props, heads into schools across many portions of the Northern California region to conduct onsite workshops for school age children in an effort to minimize bullying, social isolation and discrimination against those living with disabilities.
“We know children are curious and they will ask questions if they feel comfortable doing so,” said DeDora. “What we do is provide a safe space for them to learn how to talk to and accept someone who is different from them. I think in many cases kids in schools mistreat others because we don’t give them the information they need to truly understand what it means to walk in someone else’s shoes.”
Dwight Lunkley, who sports two prosthetic arms and is partially disfigured from a near-death off-roading accident in 1994, handled a portion of the speaker sessions that accompany the hands-on activities. He says there’s nothing more impactful than one-on-one interaction with children as a way to teach tolerance and educate them about what happened to him and how it has impacted his life.
“I love coming in to the schools and talking to kids,” said Lunkley. “You’d be amazed at how smart, compassionate and inquisitive they are about me. So we work together to teach them about what is going on with us, why and how we are really just like them and that even with a physical disability we can have happy lives. But we show them, we don’t just tell them. That’s how they learn the compassion.”
DeDora said her aunt had intellectual disabilities that were initially difficult for her to understand until she was taught by her parents about the importance of celebrating, not rejecting someone because of their differences.
“I remember inadvertently making my aunt cry because I didn’t understand why she looked like the adults in the room, but acted like the kids,” said DeDora.
DeDora parlayed that early education in compassion into a career working as a tutor of students with disabilities in the public schools system. Realizing more could be done to provide young people with tangible opportunities for breaking down misconceptions about people with disabilities, she launched “Walk a Mile In Their Shoes” in 1996. After conducting 60 successful “pilot” presentations, ATOU was formed. Today, the organization has an annual budget of approximately $400,000, three staff members and an army of volunteers, including interns from Sacramento State College working on degrees in adaptive recreation, nursing programs or other related fields.
Much of ATOU’s funding comes through grants and the sensitivity workshops, the fees for which $1,200 each are split between ATOU and the participating campus.
ATOU also relies heavily on funds raised during its annual “Art from the Heart” gala, now in its fifth year. This year’s gala is slated for April 20. Donated artwork is displayed and available for purchase. The event includes silent and live auctions, a raffle, wine, appetizers and likely some of the most inspirational speakers you’ll ever have the pleasure of hearing from.
“It will be a fun, informative and inspirational evening, celebrating art in its many forms and embracing those among us with disabilities,” DeDora said.
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Simple Energy and SMUD are expanding SMUD Energy Store to include home services.
Since last year, visitors to the store have been able to shop for energy-related and smart-home products. Now customers can also choose from a variety of home services categories, each featuring project ideas, available SMUD rebates and financing options, a contractor matching tool and educational resources. The contractor matching tool, powered by HomeAdvisor, helps homeowners connect with the right service professionals to complete home projects.
“This addition to SMUD Energy Store will make it easier for our customers to complete energy-saving home improvement projects,” said Nicole Howard, SMUD’s chief customer officer. “It brings together our product catalog, rebates, financing and HomeAdvisor’s network of pre-screened service providers, and we think our customers will love it.”
SMUD Energy Store’s home services offering helps customers in a variety of ways. Customers who know what they’re looking for—such as a contractor to do a furnace tune-up—will quickly be matched with available pre-screened contractors. Customers looking for inspiration can browse services such as Heating & Cooling, Appliance Upgrades and Water Heaters & Plumbing and find step-by-step instructions, locate a class or workshop and get equipment operating tips.
Simple Energy CEO Yoav Lurie said: “Our utility-branded marketplace has been proven to drive the most customer transactions, and this product launch is a significant step forward for our platform. We’re excited to help SMUD deliver a delightful customer experience for home services and be their customers’ trusted advisor for all of their energy-related needs.”
By providing project inspiration, a network of pre-screened local contractors, cost guides, how-to information and access to available rebates and financing, SMUD Energy Store gives our customers what they need to successfully complete their home improvement projects. Over time, SMUD Energy Store will continue to expand the services and products it offers.
As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 70 years to Sacramento County and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD’s power mix is about 50 percent non-carbon emitting. For more information, visit smud.org.
Simple Energy is the leading provider of utility-branded marketplaces for large investor-owned, municipal, and cooperative utilities including Exelon, Southern Company, Xcel Energy, National Grid, and SMUD. Simple Energy’s software as a service (“SaaS”) instant rebate, customer engagement, digital marketing, and ecommerce solutions engage customers, drive energy savings, facilitate the sale of energy-saving products and services, and serve as the platform for the utility of the future. Learn more at SimpleEnergy.com.
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Local residents can donate new towels, toiletries and luggage for local foster youth through United Way’s Women United Spring Drive happening now through April 17. Items will be donated through Sacramento County’s Foster Youth Emancipation Basket program to more than 260 local foster youth preparing to leave the system and live on their own for the first time. Donations can be purchased from the Amazon wishlist at http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/event/spring-towel-toiletry-and-luggage-drive or can be dropped off at United Way’s office at 10389 Old Placerville Road in Sacramento.
Volunteers are needed on April 17 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at United Way’s office to package the donations and write notes of encouragement to each of the foster youth.
“The goal of the Spring Drive is to support foster youth as they prepare to leave the system,” said Jessica Gauna-Miller of United Way’s Women United. “Foster youth in our community often lack the basic household necessities you need when living on your own for the first time, such as towels, luggage and toiletries. When you participate in the Spring Drive, you’re setting foster youth up for success.”
United Way’s Women United action group in the California Capital Region is a powerful force of 350 local women and supporters making sure local foster youth are prepared for success in college or career when they leave foster care. This focus is part of the Square One Project, the local United Way’s 20-year promise to significantly increase the number of students who graduate from high school ready for success in college and beyond. Through nine decades of work and research across Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties, the local United Way believes ending poverty starts in school and is working to ensure kids meet important milestones to prepare for success in college or career.
Formerly known as Women in Philanthropy, the local Women United group is now part of the global Women United network of more than 70,000 women leaders taking action in their communities. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org/WomenUnited.
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - With all that goes in your recycling cart, do you know what it means to recycle it right? For starters, it means not placing garden hoses in your green waste cart or household batteries in your mixed recycling or garbage cart. Even though recycling has been around for a long time, it can still be very confusing about what goes where. What you do really does matter – a lot! Because, if you are not disposing of your items correctly, chances are, neither are your neighbors and that can add up to a big contamination problem. Sacramento County Department of Waste Management & Recycling (DWMR) encourages everyone to recycle it right!
Let’s sort out recycling!
DWMR provides curbside garbage, recycling and green waste service to about 154,000 customers in the unincorporated area. With that many customers, recycling can easily go wrong. When you load up your recycling cart with clean metals, glass beverage and food containers, and paper, and then you throw in just one unacceptable item such as Styrofoam, a light bulb, or even garbage – especially if it is a greasy pizza box or other food-soiled material – you have just contaminated all your recyclables. When those contaminated recyclables are added to our trucks, it contaminates your neighbor’s recycling, so by the time our truck finishes the route, the entire load will be a mess.
Why is contaminated recycling such a big deal?
When a truckload of recycling has too much contamination, recycling processors either have to slow down the sort line to effectively recover the recyclables, which substantially increases the cost to recycle, or they have to reject the entire load and it’s sent to the landfill. This hurts our program and the environment, which ends up wasting the value of the material and filling up landfill space.
Sacramento County and Sacramento-area municipalities are reminding all customers about the problems of contaminated recycling – for more information, read the insert: Recycle It Right.
What’s in and what’s out?
Now that we know the importance of recycling it right, there are many resources available to help you remember what to put in and what to leave out of your curbside carts! Review acceptable and unacceptable curbside recycling materials. For helpful information to learn how to recycle or properly dispose of specific items, go to the A to Z Materials Guide, or check out the lineup of Recycling Brochures. There are also a host of short recycling videos on the County’s YouTube Utilities & Residential Services Playlist.
Customer outreach – more on recycling it right!
We all have busy lives and are bombarded with information every day. DWMR is currently developing a customer outreach campaign to remind residents about the importance of recycling it right and could include a door hanger “packet” with information on acceptable and unacceptable items for the garbage, green waste, and recycling carts. Additionally, DWMR is researching other measures to reduce contamination in curbside recycling carts before they end up in collection trucks. It is our goal that this outreach will help remind customers what, and what not to put in each cart. By working together, we can reduce contamination and protect our environment.
For waste management and recycling questions:
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) – On Christmas Eve morning, 1995, Karen Loucks came across the compelling photo of a bald three-year-old girl named Laura Williams in a long pink dress, holding her special “blankie.”
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning photo-journalist Eddie Adams, the article in Parade Magazine told of Laura’s battle with leukemia and how her blanket has helped her get through more than two years of grueling chemotherapy.
After reading that article, Karen Loucks, who was 23 at the time, and had just learned to crochet, decided she could crochet blankets to help children like Laura; thus started Project Linus.
To date, Loucks, her friends and hundreds of volunteers have presented thousands of homemade blankets to Denver's Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Center and many other venues locally and worldwide.
‘Linus’ was chosen for the logo, as the image of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts character with his trusted security blanket tells the mission of the project perfectly.
Since 1995, 400 chapters nationwide have delivered close to 7,000,000 blankets to children in need of all ages.
In a recent phone interview with Loucks, she said, “For me, it’s thrilling to be a part of this… I don’t like to do something unless I can make a difference. I don’t get on the hamster wheel just to see it turn…. Here I can see results every day. We can’t stop the disasters but can have a positive effect and help where we can… It’s kids helping kids, they use their own hands to help others.”
The Sacramento Chapter, with Claire Gliddon at the helm since 1997, is working tirelessly to get their own blankets out to children in need in Sacramento and Placer counties. Local “blanketeers” made and delivered 12,437 blankets to needy children in 2017.
Today Gliddon is seeking more volunteers of all ages and organizations that need that “hug” for children. Donations of material and yarn to make even more blankets are needed. Seniors and others who love to knit, crochet, quilt or sew can join in the fun and camaraderie of creating something that will make a huge difference in the life of a child or teenager. These ‘homemade hugs’ can be as simple or complex as the creator choses.
There are no meetings, no quotas. The only requisite is that blankets be new, handmade and washable. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, whether you can make one blanket a year or 100, all are welcome. Blankets can be made at home, with friends, at a community facility such as the Fair Oaks Library, or at one of the many chapter gatherings that take place all over Sacramento and Placer County. Yarn and fabric is available if needed.
“Blanketeers” include seniors, members of faith communities, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs and both junior high and high school students needing community service hours. Yarn is even provided to the Chowchilla Women’s Prison and men at Folsom State Prison to make blankets for the chapter.
Blankets are donated to over 100 local organizations all year. These include hospitals, low-income elementary schools, food closets, shelters, police departments, child abuse prevention programs, the Sheriff’s Department, Ronald McDonald House, My Mother’s Voice, My Sister’s House and Wellspring Women’s Center, to name a few. Blankets are also donated to children of veterans. Every blanket gets a tag sewn on that says, “Made with Love for Project Linus.”
The children know the difference from a manufactured blanket and are “touched that a stranger would take the time to make something for them.” One child stated, “This is the only thing in the hospital that’s mine.”
Following the Columbine school shooting in 1999, blanket donations expanded to victims of other disasters. Besides mostly staying local, children affected by 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, fires in California, and school shootings are just some of the recipients of blankets from Gliddon’s blanketeers.
Gliddon and her volunteers have been invited to exhibit their blankets at the California State Fair since 2015.
A special plea is going out to all collectors for new or almost new Beanie Babies. The project starts at the beginning of each December when they choose a handful of low income schools and present every kindergartener with a warm blanket. A very special touch is the addition of a Beanie Baby in a little pouch with each blanket. In 2017, 790 blankets were delivered to these schools just before Winter break.
Those who join receive an information packet with a list of gatherings, drop-off sites and suggested sizes. For more info, contact Claire Gliddon at (916) 965-8955, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.sacprojectlinus.org and Facebook page at Project Linus-Sacramento-Chapter.
FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - If you can garden, paint, help install smoke alarms, pick up litter, assemble care packages for deployed troops or high-risk maternity patients, whack weeds, help perform random acts of kindness or any number of other tasks, an event coming to Fair Oaks on May 5 seeks your enthusiastic participation.
Organizers of the “Big Day of Service” have announced a number of projects that will be pursued to benefit the Fair Oaks community. The event has been designed to both provide for community needs and give residents and civic organizations a chance to feel the joy of community service.
“We hope to unite the community around the idea that we can all make things better by working together,” said County Supervisor Sue Frost, who is among the event’s financial sponsors that also include several area churches, civic organizations, businesses and individuals.
More than 250 people have already signed up to participate in the May 5 “Big Day of Service” in Fair Oaks and Orangevale, but more participants are welcome. Community organizations or people interested in participating can choose a project from a list and sign up at https://www.bigdayofservice.com/communityservice.
The Big Day of Service will begin with a pancake breakfast and feature a daylong ‘Give and Receive’ Community Resource Fair where opportunities to receive services will be accompanied by ways to give back to the community. For example, a person might get a free haircut then spend some time writing postcards to deployed military troops; or volunteer at one of the many community resource booths.
A variety of no-cost services will be available, from dental hygienist treatments to food distribution, and there will be booths with representatives from many community-minded organizations available to answer questions or consider volunteers.
Among the many projects are plans to paint, weed and spread bark at the Fair Oaks Park Community Garden, which grew over half a ton of produce for local food banks last year; painting benches and repairing vandalism damage at the Fair Oaks VFW lodge; re-staining/sealing planter boxes, spreading wood chips, pulling weeds, building a compost bin and planting seeds at the Fair Oaks Lutheran Church community garden; and painting and weather stripping at the Sunrise Christian Food Ministry’s Fair Oaks pantry.
Event organizers report that they have raised thousands of dollars from civic organizations, businesses, churches and individuals to finance the event.
“The community response has been fantastic,” said Brad Squires, chairman of the Community Foundation of Fair Oaks and Orangevale. “Communities get better when they serve together.”
FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - Fine artist Patricia Mills, a fixture in the art scene in Fair Oaks and beyond for decades, has reopened Studio Tupos in the Village, roughly six years after closing the previous studio and moving it to an art complex near Sacramento City College for five years.
Studio Tupos held a soft reopening in a new, 724-square foot space in August at California and Fair Oaks across from the park and officially kicked off the reopening with an open house March 8 and a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting ceremony March 14.
This iteration of Studio Tupos, said Mills, has a rear space where she will work on her own projects and, beginning in May, begin offering painting classes for seniors on Wednesday afternoons, part of a partnership with the Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks Department. Those classes may be expanded to include art instruction workshops for teens by summer, she said.
“The Parks & Rec. department was already offering summer painting classes for teens, so I couldn’t add that for this session, but we are hoping to do that for the second session later in summer,” said Mills.
The studio also features a large open gallery, which will showcase rotating shows featuring works by various artists, including an exhibition by Mills herself in fall. Impressionist paintings by Kari Breese are currently on display in the gallery. Breese’s “Currents of Color” exhibition launched with the Second Saturday celebrations in the Village March 10 and will be on display through May.
Tupos also has something for the novice, perhaps couples looking for a fun night out or small groups planning an activity. Beginning in May, the studio also will begin offering “Paint and Sip” nights every Saturday, which will offer painting time over wine and cheese, also a Parks & Rec. sponsored program, led by Mills.
“It could be a great way to spend a date night,” says Mills, who has lived in Fair Oaks since 1974. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University Of New Mexico and a Masters in Studio Painting from Sacramento State University. Her work encompasses a range of styles including acrylic on paper and canvas, printmaking and oils, but her style is primarily abstract impressionist.
Mills currently has pieces hanging in the World Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland and another at the Crazy Horse Memorial in Crazy Horse, South Dakota.
Both the Olympic and Crazy Horse museums are not coincidental connections. Mills is married to Olympian Bill Mills, (William Mervin Mills), who won a gold medal in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo in the 10,000 meter run. He is also a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe.
DOVIA Annual Awards Shines a Light on Outstanding Volunteers
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - How do you inspire a team of volunteers not to roll their eyes when asked to do perhaps the most humble of tasks - scooping up dog waste?
With a lot of patience and a willingness to meet them where they are at, says Janice Wagaman, who was selected by the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) March 8 as the agency’s 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Coordinator of the Year.
DOVIA Sacramento is a non-profit organization providing support, workshops and trainings for professional volunteer managers at agencies across the county.
For the last five and a half years, Wagaman has served as the director of volunteers at the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento. Wagaman is tasked with the job of overseeing roughly 2,400 volunteers at the shelter, which range from high school students to elderly adults with retirement time on their hands - all of whom come in with various levels of passion and commitment for service and, of course, an unwavering dedication to helping animals.
“It’s a tough job, lots of passion there, and often it is very emotional,” said Wagaman. “But I absolutely would not have any other job in the world,” said Wagaman. “In my case, one of the biggest challenges is inspiring new volunteers who are starting out at the first level to understand the importance of some of the more menial tasks we have to get done, which is go and pick up poop. And the other challenge is that, with so many people and so many different levels of compassion and passion for being of service at the shelter, I don’t always have the time I would like to have to get to know all of my volunteers on a personal level.”
Under her directorship, Wagaman has created a new volunteer program called “SMART (Sacramento Missing Animal Response Team) Pet Alert, which has played an instrumental role in helping to boost the number of the shelter’s lost animals who are returned to their owners from 23 percent to nearly 30 percent.
“My volunteers are really pushing this at an amazing level,” said Wagaman, one of three volunteers nominated for the award. “They are using social media aps and programs, like Next Door and Facebook to help reconnect lost animals with their owners and it is having a huge impact. I’m super proud of them and this program.”
In addition, the shelter’s overall “Leave Live Rate” under Wagaman’s direction is at 87 percent - that means 87 percent of the animals brought in to the shelter due to separation from their owners, abandonment or other reasons, are being rehomed each year.
“That’s a good number,” said Wagaman. “Of course, we’d love to see 100 percent, but we are proud and always working toward the goal.”
The annual awards also include recognition for Outstanding Youth Volunteers. Taking that award for 2018 was Janae Bonnell, 18, a senior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills. Bonnell has worked as a volunteer at Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento since 2016. One of 14 young volunteers nominated for the 2018 award, she plans on a career in pre-med. She has clocked hundreds of hours as a volunteer working in, among other places, the hospital’s pre-operation unit, post-anesthesia care unit, operating rooms and admissions department.
“Really, this is amazing, but I am very impressed with all of the other nominees who are volunteering out there like me,” said Bonnell, as she posed for photos alongside her parents and sister. “I love working with people and of course being at Shriners gives me valuable experience that goes along with what I want to do, which is pre-med.”
Bonnell took home a scholarship for $500 as part of her award.
Included among the list of nominees for the Outstanding Youth Volunteers is Carmichael resident and El Camino High School senior, Konark Mangudkar, honored for his volunteer work at Eskaton Village Carmichael since 2016. He is interested in a career in neuroscience and technology and has an infinity for working with seniors and in the arena of memory care.
“I get a lot out of working with the elderly, especially those with memory loss issues,” said Mangudkar. “I know they often don’t know who I am, but sometimes they do. It’s a very rewarding place to help out. I know I am getting more out of this than I expected at first.”
The other nominees in the Outstanding Youth Volunteers category were Ivori White, with the Sacramento Public Library, North Natomas branch; Adrian McCauley, Sacramento Public Library; Rachel Neches, Reading Partners Sacramento; Cassandra Ng, City of Sacramento Volunteer Program; Cassidy Schreiner Girl Scouts, Friends of Meals on Wheels; Jihad “Gigi” Hamid, Sacramento Public Library, Arden Dimick; Cecilia Uribe-Smith, Sacramento Public Library-Arden Dimick; Celio Gonzalez, Sacramento Public Library, Galt; Isabel Nguyen, Kaiser South Sacramento; Hadley Nevin, Fairytale Town; Isabel Gatdula, Angelique Ashby’s Youth Action Corps and Emily Chin-Ito, ACC Senior Services.
The two other nominees for Outstanding Volunteer Coordinators adult category are Jordon Powell, American River Parkway Foundation and Katie Curler, Alzheimer’s Association.
SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - A two-year criminal investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Valley Division Investigative Services Unit, culminated yesterday in the arrests of five employees from Sacramento County-based Davis Tow Incorporated (Davis Tow), which included the owners.
The investigation revealed Davis Tow developed business practices that involved the illegal towing of vehicles from commercial properties in the area of Sleep Train Arena in order to profit from the towing and impound fees.
Davis Tow routinely failed to properly report private property tows resulting in increased storage fees and often the lien sale of the vehicles at a profit to Davis Tow. Each of the individuals listed below were arrested and charged with 29 counts of auto theft (10851(a) V.C.) and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime (182(a)(1) P.C.). Bail for each person has been set at $1,000,000.
Scott Gordon Davis, 54 – Placerville
Christopher Gerald Davis, 46 – Antelope
Leslie James McKenzie, 50 – Chico
Andrew Robert Harless, 30 – Homewood
Erik Steven Dyer, 37 – Elverta
The investigation thus far has identified more than 250 victims resulting in approximately $100,000 in damages. If you feel that you have been a victim of an unlawfully towed vehicle by Davis Tow, please go to http://www.chp.ca.gov/davis-tow-investigation, where you can complete an incident report or call the California Highway Patrol at (916) 731-6431.
SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The Wildlife Care Association Bloom Boom Flower Power planting event set for Saturday March 17th has been rained out. Standing water, muddy soil and more rain forecast will make tilling and planting impossible.
The event is now rescheduled for Saturday, April 14th 12pm – 4 pm at Wildlife Care Association, 5211 Patrol Road, McClellan Park.
Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento is engaging ‘flower power’ to brighten the non-profit’s rehabilitation facility at McClellan Park. The state’s second largest volunteer wildlife rehab group is transforming the old USAF Radar dome it now calls home with the bright faces of sunflowers!
Volunteers are needed to help plant a sunflower garden with assistance from Woodland’s Dr. Tom Heaton, creator of fabulous hybrid sunflower seeds. His company Sunflower Selections will provide seed for their newest creation in White Sunflower hybrids and Yellow varieties to provide seeds for wildlife. Led by Sacramento’s own garden star, Plant Lady Marlene Simon and volunteer’s will create a sunflower line garden in a day!
The event is now set for Saturday April 14th and volunteers are needed to help create a burst of color with flower power. Volunteer@wildlifeassociation.com to take part in the Bloom Boom event this April.
If you find wildlife in distress call 916-965-WILD for help.