Open Space Authority hikes: Come for the fresh air and stay for the breath-taking views

By |2019-07-11T09:27:28-07:00June 29th, 2019|Environment|

Enjoy the scenic Coyote Valley and other OSA sites at outdoor events Photo courtesy Open Space AuthorityLittle Uvas Creek is part of the Open Space Authority's preserved lands. Summer is here. With warm weather, longer [...]

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Many things can cause hardpan, but bottom line is it’s not good for plants

By |2019-07-11T09:28:55-07:00June 29th, 2019|Environment|

Photo courtesy Hardpan is a layer of soil so dense that air, water, and roots can barely move through it. Unlike compacted soil, which is a general condition of soil that doesn't have enough [...]

Take a Hike . . .with  Mike Monroe: Explore the majestic redwoods of Mt. Madonna County Park

By |2019-07-02T10:33:57-07:00June 29th, 2019|Environment|

By Mike Monroe Charles Kellogg Our annual sojourn to Yosemite Valley is always a special time. Usually we try to avoid the summer crush of tourists, but this year the weekend of June 8 and [...]

Your Garden . . .with Kate Russell: Warm, moist conditions means basil downy mildew threatens local crops

By |2019-06-12T19:31:42-07:00June 1st, 2019|Environment|

Basil downy mildew pathogen is under California state quarantine Basil’s fragrant leaves make it a Morgan Hill gardener's favorite, but there is a new disease on the horizon: basil downy mildew. And warm, moist conditions are all [...]

Your Garden . . .with Kate Russell: While pruning, simply chop and leave plant material on the ground

By |2019-05-07T03:50:52-07:00May 6th, 2019|Environment|

Published in the May 8 - 21, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Each spring, Morgan Hill gardeners are busy trimming and pruning. All that plant material is then composted before being returned to planting beds. In [...]

Take a Hike . . .with Mike Monroe: Celebrate Earth Day while learning about vineyard sustainability

By |2019-05-01T01:14:14-07:00April 19th, 2019|Environment|

CLICK HERE for more stories published in the April 24 - May 7, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life This year marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day. What better way to toast Mother Nature than with [...]

Press release: City of Morgan Hill wants to protect our planet’s environment

By |2019-04-24T07:36:47-07:00April 14th, 2019|Environment|

Published April 7, 2019 Click HERE to find the latest stories in Morgan Hill Life Click HERE to find more upcoming events on our Special Calendar page Andi Borowski, Environmental Services Assistant at the Morgan Hill City's Community Services Department, [...]

Main story: WERC founder honored with lifesize statue of beloved owl Loki

By |2019-04-24T07:23:15-07:00April 5th, 2019|Environment|

The Great Horned Owl bronze sits outside Centennial Recreation Center Click HERE to find more stories in the April 10 - 23, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Marty CheekWERC founder Sue Howell, Teresa [...]

Outdoors: Open access events give public chance to view wildflowers

By |2019-04-24T07:22:47-07:00March 8th, 2019|Environment|

Hikes and other activities offer magnificent panoramic views from Coyote Ridge, Diablo Foothills Published in the March 13 – 26, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo courtesy Open Space AuthorityCheck out the carpet of wildflowers [...]