Watershed Wise

Learn about the health of your watershed and how you can have an impact on the quality of water in your community.

Thank you to our Watershed Wise Neighborhood Partners



Stonelake Community Residents

Stonelake Community Residents have a special opportunity to be part of a Watershed Wise Neighborhood. If you live in the Stonelake Community, you can find programs and services that will help you use water wisely, and keep your watershed healthy.

Join us on March 21st and April 18th for special events in your neighborhood! Help us plant native vegetation and remove garbage resulting in a healthier Sacramento River watershed. 

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Simple actions can make a big difference for the health of your watershed. Learn more about programs and services available in your area to help you become more watershed wise, river friendly and conservation minded. » Learn More »

Water Wisely

Watering your landscape often uses up to 30% of total home water use, so watering wisely is important. Trees are the most valuable asset in your yard and actually use less water than many other popular landscape features. Learn how to keep your trees healthy when converting to a low or no water use landscape by following the tips below.

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2018 California Arbor Week Celebrations!

Thanks to the passion and gusto of a tree-lover named J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 by planting an estimated one million trees! Since its inception in the 1800’s, Arbor Day has been celebrated around the nation as a day to plant and care for trees. How does Sacramento celebrate? Let us count the ways...

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Winter Tree Tips

A Growing Partnership

Top 5 Evergreen Trees

Connecting the Dots: Sacramento County NeighborWoods Initiative

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We will reach our 5 million tree goal with your help. Volunteer with us to plant more trees where you live, work, and play.

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Plant a Tree

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • How wide should I dig the hole when I plant shade trees?
  • How high above the soil level should the top of the root ball be?

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Planting Event at Freeport Park

Freeport Park

Saturday, March 31 8:45A - 12:00P

Come help us plant trees in Freeport Park! Currently the City of Sacramento is partnering with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to enhance part of Freeport Park through naturalization. Naturalization is an alternative landscape design technique focused on promoting natural growth processes. This technique is a new and more sustainable way to maintain parks and open spaces.


STEP Citizen Scientist Training

Coloma Community Center

Saturday, April 14 10:00A - 12:00P

Sacramento’s elm trees are disappearing! Join the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento in monitoring our remaining public elms for the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease with no known cure that has taken the lives of thousands of elms around Sacramento since the 1990s. DED-infected trees will be removed by the City to prevent the further spread of this unwelcome pest. This training will give you the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to monitor elms for DED symptoms using your mobile device. STEP Citizen Scientists commit to monitoring selected elm trees three times between May and October.

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