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NID’s annual Mulch Magic Giveaway will be held from 7-11 am on May 14 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 8 off Brighton Street.

Nearly 300 cubic yards of shredded cedar will be handed out free on a first come first served basis, courtesy of Nevada Irrigation District and sponsor Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The event starts at 7 am at the Fairground’s Gate 8, and goes until 11 am, or while supplies last.

The mulch is provided in bulk and will require a truck. This is a “self-load” event; participants are asked to provide their own shovels, containers, and tarps to cover the loads. For those needing assistance, local Boy and Eagle Scouts will be available to help load mulch into vehicles.

The limit is 1 cubic yard of mulch (enough to fill a pick-up truck) per vehicle. The material is for personal use only; not for resale or commercial use.

Mulch is a great tool to help save water in gardening and landscaping. Two or three inches of mulch helps retain water keeping the soil moist for longer periods of time.

The Mulch Magic Giveaway is part of NID’s continuing efforts to promote conscientious water use and conservation.

The location is the Nevada County Fairgrounds near the arena. Enter the Fairgrounds Gate 8 off Brighton Street.

For more information about the event, contact Kaycee Strong at 530-273-6185, ext. 1244 or

strongk@nidwater.com