Friday, April 16, 2010

Blazing On Ahead

In keeping with the community's values to be environmentally-progressive, the City has taken advantage of Federal Stimulus funds from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to convert approximately 400 of the City's standard "cobra head fixture" street lights and a portion of the Sierra Point Shared Use Parking Lot lights into energy efficient LED street lights (exampled below):

A portion of the funds will be from the CEC Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants and PG&E rebates; the majority of the funds will be from the CEC Low Interest Rate 1% Loan Program. The loan program will be paid back with the energy savings accrued during the loan period with no out-of-pocket cost to the City. These new LED lights will greatly increase nighttime visibility, plus have significantly longer lifespans and reduced maintainance costs. And of course, they consume much less energy...while having a lower environmental footprint.

But there are the kinds of footprints that the City (and environment) love to see, and those are of the volunteers who come out annually to participate in Habitat Conservation Day. This year's event is on Saturday, April 24th from 9am - 1pm at Costanos Canyon. The City, along with the Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission and Open Space & Ecology Committee invite you to bring your family and friends to remove invasive plants in the Canyon, making room for native plants to thrive. Please wear work clothes and sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and small clippers if you have them. The tools, training, food, drinks, and t-shirts will be provided. We hope you can celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by taking part in the 7th Annual Habitat Conservation Day! For more information and to RSVP, please call 508-2118 or e-mail Lisa at

Have you signed your kids up for Summer Camp yet? Registration is open to all who are looking for fun activities and programs that their kids, grades K - 6th, can take part in! Click here to view the program schedule and the many activities and field trips that have been planned.

And if you have younger kids, then you would be pleased to know that Silverspot Co-operative Nursery School is accepting applications for enrollment, with priority given to Brisbane residents. The school serves families with children 2.5-5 years of age. If you're interested in touring the facility, please call 657-0142.

A tremendous CONGRATS to the U-14 Brisbane Superwomen for becoming the 2010 AYSO State Cup Champs! Your hard work, dedication, and team work paid off in full! Kudos to you, coaches Leslie Davis and Alex Reyes, and all the parents and volunteers who helped the girls realize this great success! More information about the Brisbane AYSO can be found on their website,

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