September 13th 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.- DeMeo Park Clean Up– The West End Neighborhood joins forces with the Park A Month Volunteer program. Hand tools will be provided on-site by City of SR staff, but you are also welcome to bring your own tools. Don’t forget a hat/sunscreen, gloves and water. Sign up to make sure there are enough tools provided at DeMeo Park A Month Clean Up. Location: DeMeo Park 610 Polk St.
Creek Week September 20th-29th Creek Week is a week-long celebration of our local creeks. It’s a week of fun and adventure, clean ups & educational activities for everyone at your local creeks and nature areas. Children should be accompanied by an adult for all events. Family Fun Day- September 27th 10:00 AM-2:00PM is a day with free family-friendly adventures such as Turtle Talk & the Downtown Underground tour. Learn about how to protect our creek water, how to care for feral cats and what to do with injured wildlife and more. Location Prince Memorial Greenway (Santa Rosa Creek) between Gateway Park at Santa Rosa/Sonoma Avenues to Olive Park at Olive/Hazel/Orange Streets. More info at Creek Week
DROUGHT SPECIAL!!! For a limited time only Santa Rosa Water will double the per square footage $$ amount for removing lawn. Do you have underutilized areas of lawn that you can live without? If so, why not take advantage of our Green Exchange Rebate, remove unwanted lawn, save water and get paid to remove it. *Residential customers can get a maximum rebate amount of $500 (regular rebate $250). *Commercial customers can get a maximum rebate amount of $5,000 (regular rebate $2500). Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!! Visit us at srcity.org/wue to learn about our rebates or call us 707-543-3985.
Alert! Mandatory Water-Use Restrictions Apply Santa Rosa City Council adopted Stage 1 – 20% Mandatory of the City’s Water Shortage Plan on August 5, 2014 to comply with the State’s drought emergency regulations. Stage 1 – 20% Mandatory requires a 20% community-wide reduction in water-use and includes restrictions and prohibitions on water-use, which include: 1. Requiring outdoor irrigation to occur between 8pm and 6am.2. Prohibiting washing down of hardscapes (unless required for public health and safety). 3. Prohibiting the use of potable water for street washing.4. Requiring the use of hose-end shut-off nozzles on all garden and utility hoses. 5. Requiring “Water-on-request” programs at restaurants. If violations occur customers will be notified and required to address the issue at the customers’ expense. More info at Water Shortage Page.
Pay for Parking by Phone– The City of Santa Rosa’s Parking Division has launched a pilot program that allows you to pay for parking using your cell phone (MobileNOW! Ap)! Extend your parking time with a simple click. Receive automatic expiration alerts. During the pilot program the pay-by-phone meters are available downtown along 4th Street. Learn how at ParkSantaRosa.com
Local Success- The West End Neighborhood Association sponsors are West End resident owned or West End/Railroad Square area businesses. As sponsors, they support our neighborhood activities and events. As loyal customers we help their businesses prosper. Shop, purchase, dine and support micro-local!
The West End Neighborhood, home of the West End Farmers Market where urban-ism, preservation, art and people come together. For the latest updates, calendar of events and photos go to srwestend.com