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How to Live in Peace with Urban Coyotes

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coyote crossing Mission Blue Dr.

Coyotes are being spotted more regularly and close to civilization, in some cases harming or preying on our beloved pets.  We understand this causes a lot of concern, even panic, but according to the CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, coyotes are by nature fearful of humans.  Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to keep rodent populations under control.  Therefore, keep your dogs and cats indoors at night and do not leave food bowls out overnight.  Coyotes are like dogs and will remember how they got their last easy meal…and will keep returning to get their next.  Some other tips from the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife include:

•    Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes.
•    If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction.
•    Put away bird feeders at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.
•    Provide secure enclosures for rabbits, poultry, etc.
•    Pick up fallen fruit and cover compost piles.
•    Ask your neighbors to follow these tips.

In essence, please respect and protect wild animals.  Keep them wild.  To report an aggressive coyote, please call dispatch at (415) 467-1212.

November 2018 Marina News

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Election Yard Signs are Not Recyclable

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Now that Election Day has passed, you may be wondering where to dispose of any yard signs you may have.  The corrugated plastic signs are unfortunately NOT recyclable so please put them in your trash/landfill carts. The H-wire stands can easily be reused, and we're sure some out there will have creative reuse projects for the signs as well.  Thanks in advance for helping keep contamination of our recycling stream to a minimum!

2018 Winter Clean Up

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Annual Winter Clean Up Nov. 17 and 18

The Annual Winter Clean-Up is scheduled for the weekend of November 17 & 18.  This is the time to clear your property of fallen leaves and branches which could find their way into one of the City’s storm drains and cause flooding during the rainy season.

Dumpsters will be placed throughout town for residents to dispose of their yard waste.  

Please place your yard trimmings and branches (less than 4 inches in diameter and NOT within plastic garbage bags) into the nearest-located dumpster.  Click here for a map of the dumpster locations to help residents locate them easily.  

If you need assistance, we will have limited staff available to transport your yard waste to one of the dumpsters.  For assistance, please call (415) 508-2147 during the following times:

Saturday, November 17:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 18:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Please remember that this is for YARD WASTE ONLY (leaves, branches, grass).  NO GARBAGE OR OTHER WASTE is to be disposed of in these dumpsters.  Doing so will make the entire load unrecyclable.  

As a reminder, do not attempt to trim tree branches that are touching or near PG&E power lines.  Call PG&E if you have any questions or concerns at (800) 743-5000.  If you have other questions regarding tree removal in general, see the Tree Removal Permit page on our website or call (415) 508-2120.  

Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this City-wide effort.  If we all pitch in to clean up our properties from yard trimmings and fallen leaves, we can prevent future problems from occurring in our storm drains.

November 2018 STAR Newsletter

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