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Solar Permits Issued by the County Surge

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The County of San Diego is on pace to have one of its busiest years for solar rooftop permits, and it could get busier as a 30% federal tax break to help offset the costs ends in 2019.

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County Participates in Earth Day Events, County Earth Day Fair Monday

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The County of San Diego will take part in Earth Day and earth-friendly events around the county to share how the County protects the environment—from improving air quality to protecting watersheds and diverting waste from landfills—and explain how residents can help.

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crane fly

They’re Back! Spring is Crane Fly Season in San Diego County

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San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but in San Diego County in the spring we have crane flies! Especially after wet winters like the one we’ve just had. Crane flies look like giant mosquitoes, but they’re not. Some people think they eat mosquitoes, but they don’t. So, what are they?

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County Blooming with Painted Lady Butterflies

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You may have noticed—San Diego County is blossoming with beautiful, floating, black and orange “painted lady” butterflies. “You just peek out the window and there they are, they’re everywhere.”

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Beach Water Testing Lab

Board of Supervisors Approve Beach Water Testing Funding

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San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to authorize the County’s Department of Environmental Health to carry out an agreement with the state for $348,000 to help fund the County’s beach water quality program that protects residents and visitors year-round.