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City of Santa Rosa Request for Proposals (RFP)

Landscape Architects - City Hall Demo Garden Project

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The City of Santa Rosa Water Utilities Department is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) from landscape architects who are interested in and capable of providing design services to create a demonstration garden at the Santa Rosa City Hall Plaza. The successful candidate will be a key member of the City’s design and management team on this high profile project, provide landscape design services, and lead specific aspects of the project. These services will be provided under a Professional Services Agreement (PSA).

This is an exciting opportunity for landscape architects interested in working with the City of Santa Rosa to design a sustainable demonstration garden, showcasing storm water and water-use efficiency best practices. The RFP and associated project documents can be found at Proposals are due at 5:00 pm on November 20, 2014. There will be an optional pre-proposal meeting and project site tour on November 7, 2014 at Santa Rosa City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA (Room 10), Mayor’s Conference Room.

California Water Commission hears an update on DWR’s activities to address the drought

Monday, October 27, 2014

At the October meeting of the California Water Commission, Department of Water Resources Drought Manager Bill Croyle updated the Commission members on the actions DWR has been taking to address the drought conditions across the state.

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San Gabriel Valley getting graded on local ground water basin usage

Monday, October 27, 2014

Nearly 1.8 million San Gabriel Valley water users are being put to the test. In an effort to shine a light on the effects of the drought, the San Gabriel Valley Water Association is tallying the amount of water drawn from wells in local ground water basins every week, then handing out grades. If the region used less water that week as compared to one year ago, it receives a “passing” grade. More water use yields an “alert,” according to the Association.

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Succulents can cut skyrocketing water bills

Monday, October 27, 2014

Help is available for people who want to rip up lawns and replace with low-water usage plants.

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California’s Pivotal Water Moment

Monday, October 27, 2014

Knock on the door of almost any home in California, and the odds are you’ll be greeted by someone who is feeling, or at least seeing, the effects of this historic drought. The signs are visible all around us – fields have been left fallow, once green lawns are brown and brittle, we’re being asked to conserve. What’s sometimes more difficult to see are the opportunities this drought actually affords us.

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