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AM Alert: Jerry Brown’s corgis tweet water conservation tips

June 7, 2013. California’s first dog, Sutter Brown, braves the summer heat at McKinley Park in east Sacramento to take an "interview" with The Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman.
June 7, 2013. California’s first dog, Sutter Brown, braves the summer heat at McKinley Park in east Sacramento to take an "interview" with The Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent efforts to spread awareness on climate change have inspired weekly water conservation tweets – from his corgis.

@SutterBrown and @ColusaBrown, the Twitter accounts for Brown’s dogs, have been posting tips on how to save water.

Colusa’s account includes a picture of her with a hose in her mouth, captioned “Doing my part to #KeepSavingCA #CADrought.” Another shows her in the sink with a mysterious hand holding a toothbrush to her snout: “Turn off the faucet while brushing those canines!”

Sutter, meanwhile, is pictured lying in the dirt, leaning on a plant – “Mom & Dad say mulch reduces evaporation. I dig it.”

For more tips, check out their hash tags: #SutterTipsOfTheWeek, #WaterWiseWednesday, #KeepSavingCA, and #CADrought.

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The hearing is at 1 p.m. at 722 Capitol Mall.

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