Monday, April 27, 2015

The most common type of property vadalism- graffiti

"Graffiti hurts communities.  It's your neighborhood, get involved!"  Click here for more about Graffiti Abatement.

Did you know?  Heritage Neighborhood Association has an Adopt-A-Highway contract with the State of Washington to help with the removal of graffiti along SR-500 (Padden Parkway)? 

We have been provided the training and tools to do so, but it takes the work of volunteers to make it happen.  It takes less time than you think, we try to keep our clean ups (park, road, highway) as close to an hour or less.  As the saying goes, "many hands make light work".

If you'd like to help clean up graffiti on the sound wall along the Padden Parkway Trail and/or remove litter, contact us!

For graffiti on private property, we encourage owners to report it then remove it ASAP.  It helps law enforcement tremendously if pictures of the graffiti are submitted with the report.  You can even file a crime report online.

*Source:  Clark County Sheriff's Office

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Code Enforcement...taking care of our neighborhoods

Tall Grass/Weeds, Noise, Inoperable or Abandoned Vehicles and more.  Sometimes it's an issue for Code Enforcement, sometimes it's also a concern for the Sheriff's Office, Fire Department and/or others.  See below:

"Dear Neighbor

Our neighborhoods are where we live, shop, play, and work. They are an extension of our homes and, just as we take care of our homes, we also need to take care of our neighborhoods. The Code Enforcement program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of the county by providing effective public service in the enforcement of the county’s zoning, nuisance, and building codes.

This neighborhood guide was developed to assist you in understanding Clark County’s ordinances and in knowing who to call to obtain a particular service or receive additional information. It is intended as a general summary of information, but not as a substitute for actual Clark County Code.

Working together, we can be proud of our neighborhoods while continuing to contribute in making Clark County a desirable place to live.

Paul Scarpelli

Code Enforcement Manager"

*Source:  Neighborhood Guide

Monday, April 20, 2015

Do 1 Thing; small steps toward being prepared for an emergency

"If you do 1 thing each month, by the time a year has passed, you will have taken big steps towards being ready for the unknown."

Emergency Preparedness, a free 12-month program.

-For Individuals
January- make a plan
February- water
March- sheltering
currently: April- food
next month:  May- work, school and community

-For Businesses
January- risk assessment
February- essential business function
March- facilities
currently: April- insurance
next month: May- vital resources

*Source:  http://do1thing.com/

Friday, April 17, 2015

Master Composter/Recyler Spring Workshops

Lasagna Gardening Workshop, free
April 18th

Family Wormshop, $35 per family
May 30th or June 20th

Backyard Composting Workshop, free
April 23rd or May 9th

Registration required, details here.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)

Clark County Senior Citizens, this is just for you!  We encourage you to know about SALT! Seniors and Law Enforcement Together is a partnership between our Senior community members and our local Law Enforcement. 
 
Meetings are free and open to senior citizens. 
 
The SALT newsletter is an excellent source of information, including how to better protect yourself from scams and other useful tips.  Here's the latest edition of the SALT newsletter.
 
To receive the free monthly S.A.L.T. Times Newsletter, call 397-2211 ext. 3380 or send an e-mail to: sheriffcommunityoutreach@clark.wa.gov.
For other formats: Clark County ADA Office, Voice (360) 397-2000, Relay (800) 833-6384, E-mail ADA@clark.wa.gov

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weeds: Identify & Report Noxious Weeds...there's an app for that!

"Non-native invasive species can greatly alter our natural areas, impact wildlife, destroy crops, and even threaten our health and the health of pets and livestock.


Early detection is key to stopping the spread of noxious and invasive species. By reporting sightings of invasive plants we can better assess the extent of infestations and remove them before they spread and become a bigger problem."

See the flyer for more information.  Free app download directly here.