Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale

Master Gardener Plant Sale, proceeds go to help support food and garden growing education programs right here in Clark County.  Bring your own carts or wagon and check it out; will be at the 78th Street Heritage Farm on Saturday, May 9th from 9am-4pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

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


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:
For other formats: Clark County ADA Office, Voice (360) 397-2000, Relay (800) 833-6384, E-mail

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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Recycling Done Right

Heads Up:  You may see people out and about looking at curb-side recycling as a part of a single-family recycling cart education project.  Teams of two people will be looking at your recycling bin, they will have County ID and driving a clearly marked Clark County vehicle.  Here's more info about this effort.  This project started yesterday and will continue for about four weeks.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Our Neighborhood Map

"Neighbors throughout the nation have come together to shape the areas in which they live. By forming neighborhood associations, citizens work in partnership with their local governments to maintain or enhance the livability of their communities." *Source Clark County Public Information and Outreach
Heritage Neighborhood Association, active and recognized by Clark County.  All Clark County Neighborhoods can be found on the Clark County Neighborhood Association Directory
Heritage Neighborhood is also an active participant in the Neighborhood Association Council of Clark County (NACCC), a group of County Neighborhood Association Leaders.

Earth Day Celebration

Family Eco-Fair Celebration for Earth Day.  Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10am-2pm at Salmon Creek Regional Park (near Klineline Pond).  All activities are free.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Recycling Day Events 2015

Here's a list of this year's recycling day events and locations, including materials being accepted. 

Get more information with the RecycleRight app.  Download it and/or learn more at 

Another great recycling resource is Clark County Green Neighbors website or visit their Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Home & Garden Idea Fair

Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair, April 24-26, 2015  at Clark County Event  Center at the Fairgrounds.  Free Admission, $6 parking.  Free shuttle bus available to save on parking costs, see website for more details.  Canned Food donations or contribution to Operation Warm Heart encouraged.

Safe & Secure Rx Disposal

Coming Up!  Rx Take Back Spring Event  - Saturday, April 25, 2015.

For year-round disposal options, see this flyer.  For additional information and resources, we invite you to check out the Prevent! Coalition of Clark County or visit Clark County's medication recycling page.

You can also find this event posted on our neighborhood Facebook page.