Saturday, July 25, 2015

Solar Energy Plans Generate Excitement in the Community

Wednesday July 22 – Plans are underway at the Cedar Falls Utilities to build a solar panel project on city property near Prairie Lakes.

Steve Bernard from CFU told us how citizens can purchase shares in this project for $399, paid back over a 20 year period with a credit on our utility bills for the portion of the electricity generated by the solar panels.

Steve explained how homeowners whose homes aren’t suitable for solar panels and renters can all take part in the CFU Simple Solar project and generate some of their electricity by this environmentally-friendly source.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July Brings Sparkling Programs to the Rough Risers

Wednesday, July 1 Business Meeting      

Wednesday, July 8 - Making Your Trees Come Alive
Kim Jordan of Jordan Nursery will share tips about how to select and care for trees in our community.  She will answer questions that you might have about tending your yard.

Wednesday, July 15 - No Morning Meeting - 
We decided to not meet on Wednesday morning because we are going to have dinner at our fearless leader, Rod Hamer's, home.  This will be followed by the club's social event where we will go to see the Texas Tenors.

Wednesday, July 22 - CFU Simple Solar Programs
Steve Bernart from Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) will tell us about the CFU Simple Solar program as well as other programs at CFU.

Wednesday, July 29 - New Projects Happening in Cedar Falls 
Ron Gaines from the City of Cedar Falls development department will share the 7 power points on development programes scheduled to take place in Cedar Falls over the next 2 years.  These projects include University Avenue, Greenhill Road extension, Raising the Cedar River levee and a four other projects.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tree and Garden Expert Shares Knowledge

Wednesday July 8 – Kim Jordan of Jordan Nursery spoke to the Rough Risers about the selection and care of trees in our community. With ash trees under attack by the emerald ash borer, Kim told us how important it is to diversify the trees we plant around our homes. New varieties from other parts of the world give us a broader selection than ever. Several members had questions and Kim’s answers and advice will no doubt help us beautify our homes with healthy trees and gardens. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us, Kim.