Updated for 2019!

SACRAMENTO-Free water-saving mulch will be available to local residents during Mulch Mayhem events throughout the Sacramento region on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

These free events are designed to help local residents get their yards ready for the hot days of summer. Mulch slows evaporation, moderates soil temperature, beautifies landscapes and even controls weeds. As it breaks down, mulch also adds helpful nutrients to the soil.

Water managers estimate that residents can save 30 gallons of water for every 1,000 square feet just by adding two to three inches of organic mulch (e.g., leaves and wood chips) around plants and four to six inches around trees (taking care to keep mulch away from the base of trees).

Sponsored by the Regional Water Authority and local water providers, Mulch Mayhem will take place at the following locations and times (until supplies last):

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Sacramento County

Antelope Gardens, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
7800 Antelope North Rd. in Antelope
Hosted by Sacramento Suburban Water District
Info: (916) 972-7171 or sswd.org

Carmichael Water District, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
7837 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael
Hosted by Carmichael Water District
Info: (916) 483-2452 or carmichaelwd.org

Sacramento Marina, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 Broadway (close to Miller Park) in Sacramento
Hosted by the City of Sacramento
Info: (916) 808-5605 or SacWaterWise.com

Placer County

Roseville: Cokeva Parking Lot at 9000 Foothills Blvd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Entrance located at 9100 Foothills in Roseville
Hosted by the City of Roseville
Open truck and trailer fill only
Info: (916) 774-5761 or roseville.ca.us/mulchmayhem

San Juan Water District, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
9935 Auburn Folsom Rd. in Granite Bay
Hosted by the San Juan Water District
Info: (916) 791-0115 or sjwd.org

Sierra College, Overflow Lot, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Corner of Rocklin Rd. and El Don Dr. (opposite the campus) in Rocklin
Hosted by Placer County Water Agency
Info: (530) 823-4850 or pcwa.net

Free mulch is limited to one yard per customer (enough to fill a pickup truck) and must be for personal use only. Mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies are gone. Customers are encouraged to bring their own shovels, containers, tarps or other items to cover the mulch and must provide their own way to haul it away.