Cupertino shorts: Water District issuing Grants for Innovative Conservation Methods

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Article courtesy of Silicon Valley Community Newspapers | October 22, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News | Shared as educational material

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is looking for enterprising ways individuals are saving water during the California drought.

The district is accepting grant applications from individuals and groups that are developing innovative water conservation programs and technologies. Grants will range between $5,000 and $50,000, and proposals are due Nov. 30.
Applications and more information are online at valleywater.org/grants.aspx. Questions and comments can be sent by email to gdelapiedra@valleywater.org or by phone at 408.630.225.
Find hidden treasures at senior center
The Cupertino Senior Center is hosting its annual Hidden Treasures event Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hundreds of items have been donated to the center as part of a fundraiser to benefit the senior center’s Case Management Program for at-risk members and the Stay Active Fund, which provides assistance to offset the cost for center membership and classes, according to event organizers.
Attendees can shop for one-of a-kind holiday gifts. Items such as fine china, housewares, jewelry and knick-knacks will be for sale. A snack bar selling sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and muffins will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The senior center is located at 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd.

MidPen bond meeting on projects

On Oct. 29 at 5 p.m., the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District board of directors will discuss and approve the initial five-year implementation plan for Measure AA projects that have been prioritized. This meeting will be held at the district administrative office, 330 Distel Circle, in Los Altos.

Voters in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties voted in June for the $300 million bond measure that will be put toward a slew of projects aimed at public access and acquiring and restoring open space.

To learn more about the next stages of Measure AA projects and to sign up for email updates, visit openspace.com/measureaa. Meeting times and locations are subject to change.

Fall family festival at Blackberry

The city of Cupertino is putting on a family-themed festival Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave.

Festivities will include a pumpkin patch, photo booth, carnival games, animal visits from McClellan Ranch Preserve and live music. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

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