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Blog & News Articles

Blog & News Articles

7-year old kicks off Give Day with $5 donation!

Thu, April 16, 2020
Our donors give at every dollar amount and age range — like Declan! Declan is a 7-year old West Sacramento resident and Arboretum visitor who took his appreciation for the Arboretum to the next level.

Creating a Monarch Butterfly Study Garden

Tue, April 14, 2020
Watch the video about how our Learning by Leading CCUH SmartLawn team is helping create a Butterfly Study Garden in collaboration with the UC Davis California Center for Urban Horticulture.

To Our Community: A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky

Fri, April 10, 2020
We continue to care deeply about the health of our community and slowing the spread of COVID-19 is our highest priority. For that reason, we are asking all our visitors to follow proper social distancing guidelines if you are visiting the Arboretum and Public Garden spaces such as the Arboretum proper and the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve.

Reminding our community to do their part

Thu, April 09, 2020
It is crucial that everyone going out in public prioritizes adhering to social distancing above all else, which means skipping popular destinations, opting for more local neighborhood or less crowded areas.

Explore nature from home with iNaturalist

Thu, April 09, 2020
Download the iNaturalist app, record your encounters with insects, plants and other organisms, connect with experts who can identify the animals/plants you find, create useful data through your findings, and more!

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Thu, April 02, 2020
We continue to care deeply about the health of our community and slowing the spread of COVID-19 is our highest priority. For that reason, we are asking all our visitors to follow proper social distancing guidelines if you are visiting the Arboretum and Public Garden spaces such as the Arboretum proper and the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve.

Update: La Rue Bridge replacement

Thu, March 26, 2020
The La Rue Bridge replacement project is well underway with plans to shift vehicular traffic from the current portion of the old bridge to the completed half of the new bridge in mid-April. Design and Construction Management (DCM) is on track to demolish the remaining half of the old bridge and complete the rest of new bridge by the start of Fall quarter.

Social distancing crucial — inside and out

Tue, March 24, 2020
We are all in this together.

Visitor instructions, found on signs at popular entrances both at the Arboretum and Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, must be followed when visiting our campus's recreational spaces.
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The Arboretum and Public Garden remains open to visitors — as long as they practice social distancing.

Beautiful, Green Infrastructure with the SmartScape Team

Tue, March 24, 2020

When it comes to green infrastructure, the Learning by Leading™ SmartScape interns have got it covered. The SmartScape team is not only focused on establishing smart irrigation strategies, they are transforming once-overlooked sites into beautiful gardens. In doing so, the SmartScape team has created an area for students to gain a greater understanding of how to approach landscape ecology from both humanistic and biological perspectives. It's hands-on experience!

A message from Director Kathleen Socolofsky to our community

Fri, March 20, 2020

We hope you and your families are all in good health. We care deeply about the health of our community, and slowing the spread of COVID-19 is our highest priority. For that reason, and in light of the recent campus and statewide orders to shelter-in-place, we are canceling all public events, including our plant sales, until further notice.

Learning by Leading™ Alumni Profile: Levy Hernandez

Mon, March 09, 2020
Levy Hernandez, a former Learning by Leading™ apprentice and co-coordinator, earned valuable experience in the program. He is putting it to use creating a more sustainable and climate-resilient Los Angeles.

Building Blocks for Resilient Gardens

Mon, March 09, 2020
As we look to the future, we want to broaden our scope to support landscapes that are not just sustainable, but also resilient. Find plant recommendations and tips on how to build a resilient garden at home.

McBride Family Legacy Lives On

Mon, March 09, 2020
Don McBride likes digging in the dirt... and giving back to his community. Those interests have led to his passion for volunteering with and supporting the Arboretum and Public Garden!