Nixle provides emergency notifications
Davis has a new way to share important information with the community. Emergency information is disseminated with e-mail and text messaging to the public.
Users can list multiple locations to receive customized, up-to-date notices. Community members will receive information, such as local road closures, that impacts areas via cell phone, e-mail and the web.
Nixle is free and designed specifically for public organizations. Subscribers can register at nixle.com.
Yolo County backs up Census 2010
The Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved support of the U.S. Census 2010, partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau. The county will cooperate to distribute information and encourage participation.
“The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is committed to ensuring every Yolo County resident is counted in the 2010 census,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors chairwoman Helen M. Thomson. “A united voice from government, business, community-based and faith-based organizations, educators, media and others will allow the 2010 census message to reach a broader audience, providing trusted advocates who can increase awareness of the importance of the census.”
The census counts everyone living in the U.S. every 10 years. Data is used to distribute federal and state dollars to local governments. The data helps allocate money to community health care transportation, community development, housing, social services, employment and education. Participation is required, and forms will be sent out in March. Information will be kept private.
Flyway Nights Speaker Series
The next meeting of the Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Night Speaker Series, features the Salton Sea and its ecosystem restoration program.
Cliff Feldheim, staff environmental scientist with the California Department of Water Resources, will speak about the sea’s history on Feb. 4. The sea is California’s largest lake and a vital habitat to birds. The salinity, however, increased and fish and wildlife will ultimately not be able to survive there. The state was charged to provide options to protect the area.
Flyway Nights take place at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month until April. Visitors can come to the Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Wildlife Area Headquarters at 45211 Chiles Road.