Sunday, October 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Coyote educator, farm nonprofit and Da Vinci High win environmental honors

Da Vinci Charter Academy students Augustus Brandt, left, and Lauren Owens get some help from parent volunteers Bill Heinick and Jill Van Zanten as they construct a straw bale bench on the school campus at 1400 E. Eighth St. The bench used bales donated by UC Davis and ceramic tiles created by Da Vinci students as well as "found" tiles. A screen next to the school's stage area incorporated reclaimed materials. Patsy Owens/Courtesy photo

By
From page A1 | April 18, 2013 |

Davis resident Cayce Wallace, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers and Da Vinci Charter Academy are the winners of the 2013 city of Davis Environmental Recognition Awards, presented by the city’s Natural Resources Commission. The awards will be presented at Tuesday’s Davis City Council meeting.

The awards were created in 1995 to recognize the environmental accomplishments of individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations working in and around Davis.

* Wallace has worked to educate local residents about the importance of the coyote’s role in the regional ecosystem, and how to peacefully coexist with them. Noting that coyotes were frequenting grassy fields east of Harper Junior High, she enlisted support from the school administration and students and taught them how to humanely discourage coyotes’ presence on school grounds, and purchased and mounted “coyote crossing” signs to alert motorists on the Mace Boulevard curve.

She also distributed fliers to the neighborhood so that people are familiar with hazing techniques and what they can do to discourage coyotes.

“Cayce Wallace has been a significant help to the city’s urban wildlife program, from helping arrange care for sick or injured urban wildlife to, more recently, providing significant support in the drafting and implementation of the city’s coyote management and coexistence plan,” a news release said.

She was nominated by Gene R. Trapp and Janet Krovoza, with letters of support from John T. McNerney, Sharon Montooth and Camilla H. Fox.

* The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is an eco-friendly nonprofit organization based in Davis. It works closely with family farmers to address the growing questions of where food comes from and how it is grown. CAFF strives to build on shared values around food and agriculture.

With programs like the Farm to School Initiative and Buy Fresh Buy Local, CAFF is committed to achieve the goals of its vision statement: “Strong partnerships exist between family farmers and their communities,” a news release said.

CAFF was nominated by Iain Bartolomei.

* The Da Vinci Charter Academy was recognized for creating an environmentally responsible school community by encouraging students to use recycled/found materials instead of new/purchased materials in their big projects. The school has expanded the recycling infrastructure for campus events and uses 100 percent reusable plates, cutlery and linens for feasts, faculty lunches and other social events. The campus recycling team’s (Green Team) mission is to foster sound ecological practices within the Da Vinci community.

Da Vinci Charter Academy promotes sound environmental practices in routine school and extracurricular activities throughout the year, such as Putah Creek habitat restoration, burrowing owl nests, construction of a bottle-brick bench built solely out of earthen and recycled materials, a native plant garden on campus, Team Blend and an energy audit program, a news release said.

The school, at 1400 E. Eighth St., was nominated by Cristina Young and Elaine Talley, with letters of support from a chemistry and physics teacher at the school, the Green Team and the Hospitality Team.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

$18.75M grant aims to build global food security

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Return to sender: MRAP removal options go to council

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Housing First pilot project targets West Sac homeless

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

Howzat! Cricket tradition grows in Davis

By Lily Holmes | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Hawaii hit by winds, rain as hurricane veers west

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
For the record

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Evidentiary hearing set for man shot by CHP

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Cop witnesses car-pedestrian collision

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

Safe viewing of solar eclipse planned

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Fill the Boot for the hungry

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

Crash victim ID’d as Woodland man

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

 
Guns to be discharged at police range

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

Donate used books at Co-op

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Love-life tips on ‘Heart to Heart’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Wolk sets ‘Morning with the Mayor’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Volunteers sought to chip in on parks cleanup

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

DHS ski and snowboard swap set on Nov. 9

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Quiz Master Gardeners at open house

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Firefighters on the town

By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A3

Senior Computer Club hears from county official

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Celebrate origami at Davis library

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Esparto home targeted in three-city pot bust

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

 
Apply by Friday for Biberstein grants

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Wolk earns perfect score from senior advocates

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

UCD celebrates 50 years of global agricultural success

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Special education information night scheduled

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A11

Be on the lookout for tagged Monarch butterflies

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A16 | Gallery

 
.

Forum

Old news disturbs the present

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Are we there yet? Yik Yakking the day away

By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8

Take time to reach out for help

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

 
A bionic hand with feeling

By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

Ain’t Snow Mountain high enough

By Our View | From Page: A14

 
Proposed lights harm kids

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

Teach cyclists to obey laws

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

 
Let’s take Davis’ energy future seriously

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14

Be careful cycling on Fifth

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

 
Water theater isn’t fun

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

Elect Granda to board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

 
Yes on Prop. 47: reasonable changes to curb recidivism, save money

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

No on Prop. 47: an end to safe neighborhoods, and more victims

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

 
.

Sports

Vargas emerges from crowded Aggie WR corps

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Competitive Aggies fall at No. 6/7 Montana

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils stick it to Chico, cancer

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

JV Devils fall to Franklin

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

 
Niemi leads Sharks to win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

UCD roundup: Big crowd sees Aggies nip Guachos

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

 
Davis is a temple for fine beverages

By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Arcadia Biosciences earns spot on global innovation list

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
35 employers will be at West Sac job fair

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Rob White: Building an economy on innovation

By Rob White | From Page: A6

 
.

Obituaries

Peggy Belenis Swisher

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Sadie Louise Barga

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Morgan Wheeler

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B8