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Environment'Understanding Bird Song'
David Lukas, a naturalist and author of California bird guidebooks, will visit the Environmental Volunteers to discuss the range of bird vocalizations and how to identify and interpret them. The event will include a short walking tour of the Baylands. Sept. 21, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
EnvironmentImprovements to Household Hazardous Waste Station
There have been new upgrades made to the Household Hazardous Waste Station. Safely dispose of unwanted or unused toxic household items. New hours: every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and first Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Limitations: must be Palo Alto resident (license or registration). Please visit the website for more information. Sept. 20-21, Free. Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.
EnvironmentSod Blitz Results & Treatment
Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, director of the U.C. Berkeley Forest Pathology Laboratory, will give a presentation on 2014 Sudden Oak Death (SOD) (which will include a Web-based map of sampled trees) and provide training on the treatment of oaks to mitigate SOD. Everyone is welcome. Sept. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
EnvironmentTree care in droughts workshop
Mountain View Trees and the Mountain View Public Library will provide a hands-on workshop with certified arborists on how to best care for trees when water is scarce. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-noon. Free ($15 donation appreciated). Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.