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County Board Adopts First Environmental Justice Element for General Plan

| 1:21 PM

County Supervisors voted this week to adopt a first-ever Environmental Justice Element for the County’s general plan and heard updates on the County’s new Climate Action Plan and the regional zero-carbon plan they approved pursuing in January.

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County Launches Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide

| 2:07 PM

Looking to help County residents who are thinking about buying an electric vehicle, the County of San Diego has created a new Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide website with information about benefits, costs, incentives — even a link to start shopping for vehicles.

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Virtual Celebration, Real Fun — County’s Earth Day 2021!

| 7:21 AM

The celebration is virtual, but the fun is real — San Diego County’s virtual Earth Day Fair is back at the Land Use and Environment Group’s Earth Day webpage!

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Board Votes to Buy, Conserve Historic Star Ranch Land in Campo

| 4:32 PM

County supervisors have voted to buy the 2,151-acre, historic Star Ranch area in Campo, its largest acquisition of sensitive habitat, wetlands, potential passive park land and hiking trails in a decade.

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Board Votes to Restore, Improve El Monte River Valley Land in Lakeside

| 2:57 PM

Calling it a great project for the entire region, San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to set aside $6.44 million to restore and improve roughly 98 acres of newly acquired open space, trails and recreational facilities in El Monte River Valley in Lakeside.

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All Aboard: APCD Helps Coaster Train Riders Improve Air Quality

| 10:53 AM

Thanks to a helping hand from the County’s Air Pollution Control District, train riders on the North County Transit District’s Coaster line are doing more to keep climate-changing, polluting greenhouse gases out of our air.

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Rains on the way, Get Sandbags from County, CAL FIRE

| 2:19 PM

Rains, potentially heavy, are on the way this weekend and the County of San Diego and CAL FIRE are offering free sandbags to residents who live in the unincorporated areas.