Tremendous turnout for NID’s Fourth Annual Mulch Magic Giveaway

May 20, 2019

Nearly 150 cubic yards of free shredded cedar mulch disappeared in less than two hours, during Nevada Irrigation District’s 4th Annual Mulch Magic Giveaway on May 11.

Held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the event began at 7 am with mulch available free to local residents on a first-come first-served basis. By 8:30 am, the piles of mulch that filled much of the fairground arena were gone.

As a “self-load” event, participants are responsible for loading their own vehicles. For the first time this year, local Boy and Eagle Scouts were available to help shovel mulch, a service greatly appreciated by many.

NID provides the mulch, with the Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) and the Nevada County Fairgrounds serving as sponsors.

The giveaway program is part of NID’s continuing efforts to promote conscientious water use and conservation. Mulch is a great tool to help save water in gardening and landscaping. Two or three inches of mulch helps retain water, keeping soil moist for longer periods of time.