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Environment'Helping the Snowy Plover'
This Audubon Lecture Series event will discuss the state of the Western Snowy Plover, a sensitive species with only about 200 birds that breed in the Bay Area. This talk will cover research and habitat enhancement work being done by the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Sept. 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Cubberley Community Center, Room H1 , 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
EnvironmentClimate Action Survey Forum
Hosted by the Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter, the program will share the results of the Climate Action Survey, conducted with 31 cities and both San Mateo and Santa Clara county staff to see what local cities were and are doing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Old Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
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.