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What are the Benefits of New Fru-hen-ds? Chick out this Backyard Chicken Webinar!

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Been feeling “cooped up?” Looking for some new fru-hen-ds? Or maybe you’re just looking for ways to reduce waste, save money and even improve the quality of your soil? Check out this backyard chicken webinar!

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County Identifies Projects to Dramatically Reduce Tijuana River Valley Sewage

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The County of San Diego has released a report that identifies 27 projects that could potentially reduce the flow of sewage from Mexico into the U.S. and Tijuana River Valley each year by as much as 91%, from 138 days to 12.

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Two County Children Win Virtual Earth Day Art Contest

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Samarth Joshi of San Diego and Yoshie Sannwald of El Cajon have been named winners of the County Land Use and Environment Group’s Earth Day 2020 drawing and animation contests for their artistic expressions of how to save and love the Earth.

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County Land Use and Environment Group’s Earth Day Celebration Goes Virtual

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Our beaches, parks and trails may have limited access under physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the coronavirus can’t stop Earth Day 2020. And the County’s Land Use and Environment Group is helping San Diegans enjoy it —virtually — at LUEG’s Earth Day webpage at www.sandiegocounty.gov/earthday.

Housing

County Creates Online Portal to Track General Plan Progress

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Since the County adopted its General Plan nine years ago, 5,802 residences have been built in the county’s unincorporated communities, leaving capacity for another potential 60,748 residences under the plan. And now you can track progress on the General Plan and local development online, thanks to a new County website.

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County, Solana Center Offering Discounted Rain Barrels

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It’s been a dry winter, but there’s still going to be rain as we head toward spring. And you still have time to make sure you catch every drop, cut your water costs and protect our beaches by ordering a discounted $90, top-of-the-line rain barrel.