Monday, April 25, 2011

City of Mesa Job Openings

New or revised this week:

Heavy Equipment Operator II (Citywide)  $37,024 - $49,837
Management Assistant I and II (Citywide)  $47,424 - $78,250
Water/Wastewater Field Supervisor  $55,162 - $74,464


To apply for open positions, please visit: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs

Monday, April 18, 2011

April Landscape Watering Schedule

From the City of Mesa:

It's warm, it's cool, it's raining, it's dry - welcome to spring in the desert! Temperatures will continue to increase through the month. Find out how to prepare your landscape and irrigation for our summer sizzle at http://tinyurl.com/3leporg.

These recommendations are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:

Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 7 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - once every 4 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted – once every 20 days
High Water Use – once every 10 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 24 days
High Water Use – once every 12 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted – once every 16 days
High Water Use – once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering – once every 28 days

Annuals watering – once every 4 days

Native wildflowers – once every 7 days

Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrate Urban Birds

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Here is all you need to participate in Celebrate Urban Birds! You can download, copy, and share materials.

Please register (for free).  We would like as many people as possible to participate in Celebrate Urban Birds and use the project resources. The 10-minute bird observation is at the heart of the project and the kit materials support that 10-minute citizen science observation, but there are lots of other materials and resources on the web site.