Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Amid drought, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed the Department of Public Works to maximize the collection of stormwater to augment the draining water supply. Supervisor Michael Antonovich said the county captures about 200,000 acre-feet of stormwater, which, along with 45,000 acre-feet of highly treated recycled water, goes into the ground aquifers each year.
This groundwater provides a third of the county’s drinking water.
“The drought is a reminder that we must continue to do everything we can to conserve stormwater and make every drop count,” he said in his motion. Antonovich also urged the county’s lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., to seek additional funding and streamlined regulatory processes for stormwater capture, flood control and groundwater recharge facilities and programs.
MARCH 12, 2014 – NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY – NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY – NATIONAL BAKED SCALLOPS DAY – NATIONAL REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST DAY
NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAYAs part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day is celebrated annually on March 12th.
Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on this day, March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting. At this first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present. For these girls, Juliette Gordon Low organized enrichment programs, service projects and outdoor activities and adventures. Since the time of the first meeting, Girl Scouts has grown to over 3.7 million members.
** The organization’s original name was the Girl Guides of America
** By 1920 there were close to 70,000 members
** By 1930 there were over 200,000 members
** In 2005 there were over 3.7 million members
The aim of the Girl Scouts is that girls will develop to their full potential by pursuing four goals: developing their full potential; relating to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; developing a meaningful set of values to guide their actions and to provide for sound decision making: and contributing to the improvement of society.
Slogan“Do a Good Turn Daily”
“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”In honor of National Girl Scout Day, let’s celebrate all that the Girl Scouts of the USA have done for our communities and all across the United States.
For more information, see the official website: Girl Scouts of the USA(GSUSA)
NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAYSpring is just around the corner and enthusiastically, March 12th celebrates National Plant a Flower Day. Each year this day is dedicated to the planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. Flower gardening has become a hobby to many, young and old, and National Plant a Flower Day is a start to the new season each year.
Depending on which climate you live in, flowers can be planted outside or are planted indoors in flower pots. Once the weather is warmer, the flower pots can then be moved to the outdoors.
Marigolds and Daffodils are the flowers of this month.
“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
” Luther Burbank, botanist (1849-1926)
” Luther Burbank, botanist (1849-1926)
* Today, let’s all work together, by planting a flower (or many flowers), to help the world a more beautiful place. *NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator, or the origin, of National Plant a Flower Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL BAKED SCALLOPS DAYToday is a food holiday celebrating a popular delicacy, the scallop. March 12th annually celebrates National Baked Scallops Day.
Scallops are a cosmopolitan family and can be found in all of the world’s oceans. They are one of the most popular shellfish in the world and highly prized as a food source.
“Scallops are characterized by having two types of meat in one shell: the adductor muscle, called “scallop”, which is white and meaty, and the roe, called “coral”, which is red or white and soft.” (Wikipedia)
These meaty mollusks are very low in fat and are delicious prepared in a variety of ways. Baking them omits much of the butter and fat that otherwise go into cooking this lean, white seafood.
Baked scallops are often found served as a delicious entree, however, they are also known and loved as an appetizer.
Put some scallops in your oven today, to celebrate National Baked Scallops Day!
Enjoy the following, “tried and true” baked scallop recipe:NATIONAL BAKED SCALLOPS DAY HISTORY
Much research has failed to find the origin and the creator of National Baked Scallops Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST DAYOriginally known as Registered Dietitian Day, March 12, 2014 celebrates the 7th anniversary of National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day.
Created in 2008 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as the American Dietetic Association), to raise awareness of the indispensable role that registered dietitian nutritionists play in helping people enjoy a healthy life.