FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 20, 2013 – EDITOR’S NOTE: On Feb. 13, the News-Ledger published a story about city-sponsored trapping of a beaver colony discovered in Southport’s Bridgeway Lakes area. You can find the original article here. Below is a response. By Heidi Perryman, Ph.D. Trapping, as you know, is a short-term solution that [...]
NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 6, 2013 – City’s trapper has so far caught five of the pesky mammals By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor “It comes in waves,” reports Dena Kirtley, the City of West Sacramento’s urban forest manager. “It has probably been about three years.” But now, they’re back: “About a month ago, one of my [...]
FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — SEPT 26, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Those creative folks living next to the Main Drain Parkway in Southport have come up with something new to the city. They’ve installed a “little free library” about as big as a good-size birdhouse. “My husband heard about the [...]
NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 – Bridgeway Island Elementary School was named a “Title I Academic Achievement Award” again this year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. It’s the second consecutive year for the award. The honor goes to schools that meet performance standards “meeting the educational needs of students living at or [...]
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Celebrate Arbor Day on Sat., April 28, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Bridgeway Lakes Park (the boathouse), 3650 Southport Parkway. Festivities include a bounce house, the planting of five new trees, and information tables. Free. Sponsored by the City of West Sacramento.
NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A water tower it is. West Sacramento’s planning commission on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of making a new Southport cell phone tower look like a water tower – an allusion to the region’s agricultural heritage. Nixed were proposed designs in the form of [...]