April, 2021
Solano County's Earth Day
April 19-24, 2021
Each year, the Solano Resource Conservation District coordinates with Solano County’s Earth Day Cleanup Event. This year they decided to feature the Matt Garcia Foundation during their campaign. They recognize the work the Foundation has put in to keep Solano County clean and green.

They are doing a virtual event that will take place from April 19th till April 24th. During this event, the Solano County Earth Day Celebration, they encourage us to clean up trash, locally.

The Matt Garcia Foundation will continue to serve our community by keeping Solano clean and green. We hope you choose to do so as well. #KeepSolanoClean&Green

Along with that, if you visit their social media @cleanupsolano you will find tips and solutions that you can incorporate into your life for sustainability that will not only make a difference during Earth week but your everyday life.

The Matt Garcia Foundation is looking forward to connecting with you again on April 24th, which will be when we do neighborhood clean-ups. Stay tuned with the Foundation to learn more.
2021 Water Awareness Video Contest
Solano County high school and middle school students and their teachers can win up to $1,500 in cash in Solano County Water Agency’s 11th annual video contest.

The 2021 Water Awareness Video Contest is challenging students to make a step-by-step tutorial that teaches viewers #HowTo Save Water. The topic is purposely broad so as to provide students with maximum flexibility to demonstrate water-saving tips with what they have on hand given challenges posed by the coronavirus emergency.
Judging will be based on entertainment value and originality, videography, style and organization, audio/sound, and movie content and accuracy, including whether the video incorporates the 2021 theme.
Your 60 second public service announcement video must focus on the selected 2021 theme #How To Save Water

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Community Day Clean-up
April 24th 9:00am – 11:00am
Located 'on the green' at the corner of Jefferson & Texas Streets
Fairfield, CA 94533
To protect your health and slow the spread of the coronavirus, we will be follow the most recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control, available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
  • If you are sick in any way, DO NOT come out to the cleanup.
  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from everyone you encounter, even if you are wearing a mask.
  • ALWAYS wear gloves.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Unfortunately, you may find used gloves, masks, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) among litter. DO NOT PICK UP ANY PPE without a grabber.
The Matt Garcia Foundation will proved gloves, grabbers and buckets for collecting the trash.
For more information visit www.FFINEST.org

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Text: 81010 | Enter: @mgfv
Home fire safety, it's still important!
In the midst of one of the worst pandemics in history, it’s easy to forget other important safety tasks that could save your life. One that comes to mind is fire safety in the home. According to the United States Fire Administration, the risk of dying in reported home structure fires is 55% lower in homes with working smoke alarms than in homes with no alarms or none that worked.
You should have at least one smoke alarm installed on each level of your home, preferably near sleeping areas. Test the alarms regularly and change the batteries twice per year. Also, have a fire escape plan and practice it regularly.  For more fire safety information, contact your local fire department.
Some Inspiring Words...
“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”
 - Aldo Leopold
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what
kind of difference you want to make.”
- Jane Goodall
Did you know?
You can support your local small business without spending a cent?

Like or love their post – Tag friends who would enjoy their product or services – Share their post – Join their Facebook group and like the page - Tell your friends!
Everyday we learn something new. Take life as a test and shoot for a better score each day… It doesn’t have to be an “A” the next day,
but let’s hope it improves.
-Matt Garcia
P.O. Box 3301
Fairfield, CA 94533

DIRECT: 707.372.4160
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