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Nevada County Environmental Health 2023 Mosquito Fish Giveaway Days

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County’s Environmental Health Department announces five Mosquito Fish Giveaways, all occurring on Thursdays starting May 11 and ending July 6. “Mosquito fish consume a lot of insect larvae in ponds or other standing bodies of water,” explained Amy Irani, Environmental Health Director. “By reducing the mosquito population in larvae […]

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Nevada County Environmental Health to Hold Mosquito Fish Giveaways in May and June

The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways on five Thursday afternoons throughout May and June. Mosquito Fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standing bodies of water. By reducing the mosquito population, you can reduce your risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases […]

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New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry in Nevada County

February 9, 2021 – The Environmental Health Department (DEH) is pleased to announce the kickoff of Platform Kitchen Operations (PKO) designed to benefit permitted food entrepreneurs through these uncertain and trying economic times. This new model allows Platform Kitchen Operators to team up with and work out of permitted commercial kitchens within Nevada County. This […]

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Save the dates: Environmental Health workshop series for food facilities in Nevada County

March 16, 2020 at 8:25 AM The first EH Workshop scheduled for this Thursday March 19th has been canceled. March 2, 2020 – Nevada County Environmental Health Department is excited to host an Educational Workshop Series in 2020.  The Workshops are designed to provide guidance to all local food facility operators and to members of […]

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State Water Board Report Finds No Evidence of Plume Source on Kilham Mine Road

November 27, 2019 – After reports of a yellow discoloration of the South Yuba River on Friday, September 20th, local officials from Nevada County, South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL), State Parks, and Nevada County Consolidated Fire District met to discuss and respond to the incident. CHP performed a helicopter fly over of the South […]

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Food Safety Related to Power Outages

October 23, 2019 – With potential electricity shortages facing Nevada County, the County Department of Environmental Health offers the following food safety tips to prevent food-borne illness in the event of power outages: Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Keep potentially hazardous foods, such as meat or poultry, chilled to 41°F or less. Do not […]

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What to Do…. If there is a power outage in your Food Facility

NEVADA CITY, Calif. October 8, 2019 – Power outages sometimes occur in Nevada County and a lack of electricity can pose risks to foods when reach-in refrigerators, walk-in refrigerators, reach-in freezers and walk-in freezers along with hot holding equipment are not working. Power surges can also cause damage to equipment and to the electrical system […]

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Possible blue green algae bloom in Combie Reservoir

September 16, 2019 – The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB), Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Division Scientist released the report of a possible (not confirmed) Cynaobacteria Bloom occurring in a holding pond just above Combie Lake. The lake/reservoir and pond is owned and operated by the Nevada County Irrigation District. NID is currently […]

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Sewer overflow on Pleasant Valley Road

NEVADA COUNTY, CA – The Environmental Health Department has received notification of a sewage overflow that occurred at the Nevada Sanitation District Operations Facility located at 12622 Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley, California. The report via California’s Office of Emergency Services indicated at approximately 1:00 AM on January 7, 2019, Sanitation District Operations noted […]

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Plague testing and advisory for Martis Creek recreational areas

August 23, 2017 – As a public safety precaution, the Army Corps of Engineers working in coordination with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Vector-Borne Disease Section will be placing insecticide-treated rodent bait stations throughout the Alpine Meadows campground at Martis Creek Lake to control the elevated number of fleas observed on golden-mantled ground squirrels, […]

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Empty or Old Butane Canisters? We Can Help!

July 28, 2017 – Nevada County Environmental Health Department receives citizen reports of illegally dumped butane canisters upon private or public lands.  The most frequent question: Can Environmental Health come out and remove the canisters? Discarded butane canisters, usually 6 oz. (300ml) each, are assumed to be generated from clandestine Honey Oil Labs in which the […]

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