Mark your Calendar for Earth Day Mill Valley

Come join the fun at Earth Day Mill Valley, a free community event on Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 11am to 2pm, at the Mill Valley Community Center. This family-friendly event will feature fun activities and green exhibits for all ages, in a beautiful outdoor setting. Dozens of booths hosted by environmental and community groups, […]

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Leaves that Disappear in the Night

First you see them, then you don’t. Those glossy new leaves that cloaked the branches on your dwarf fruit tree seemed to disappear overnight! Same with the succulent mahogany-colored foliage on your prize rose plant, and the prickly leathery leaves on a large chunk of your California live oak.  What’s up with that?  Even your

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National Poison Prevention Week

In 1961, Congress established National Poison Prevention Week to raise awareness, reduce unintentional poisonings, and promote poison prevention. It is sponsored by the National Poison Prevention Week Council; this year it is March 17-23. America’s Poison Centers represents 55 poison centers across the country, focused on preventing every poison and toxin-related health emergency in America.

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An Easy New Tool to Help ID Animal Pests

Have something creating holes in your garden soil, or eating your oranges? But don’t see any obvious pests? The new tool from the University of California, Wildlife Pest Identification Tool, may help you find an answer.  This online tool will help you narrow down potential vertebrate pests using signs of the critter.  Using a photo

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