Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wanted: Neighborhood Watch Volunteers!

At this time, we have no active neighborhood watch volunteers from the Heritage Neighborhood.  With representation from our neighborhood, we're able to have more patrols in our area!  Please consider taking part in this program.  See below:

"The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Vancouver Police Department are accepting applications for NOW (Neighbors on Watch), a non-confrontational citizen patrol volunteer program. Citizens interested in the safety of their neighborhoods are encouraged to apply!

NOW volunteers receive specialized training and patrol in pairs throughout the city and county looking for suspicious activity such as car prowls and graffiti, attend community events and other assignments as needed. The next training academy begins in September 2015.

Applicants must be at least 21- years old, pass a background check and attend a 28 hour training academy. For the full list of volunteer qualifications visit: http://www. clark.wa.gov/sheriff/community/NOW.html.

If you live in Clark County, to request an application contact Clark County Sheriff’s Office Outreach Unit at (360) 397-2211 ext. 3380 or email:sheriffcommunityoutreach@clark.wa.gov.

Citizens who live in the city limits of Vancouver can contact the Vancouver Police NOW Program Coordinator, Kelly Cheney, at (360) 487-7467 for an application or more information. Applications are due by July 23 to be considered for the next NOW Training Academy." Source: Clark County Sheriff's Office S.A.L.T Times July 2015 edition

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fireworks, Burn Bans and Drought...it's hot and dry in July!

If you aren't sure or don't know yet, here's the latest!

Legal to set off this year ONLY at these dates/times, USE EXTREME CAUTION!.  Here's your direct source to all fireworks information pertains to our neighborhood: http://www.clark.wa.gov/development/fire/fireworks.html

With a note on their Facebook page, Evergreen Public School has banned fireworks on all school grounds. "Due to unusually hot and dry weather conditions, Evergreen Public Schools is taking extra precautions to protect school buildings and grounds during the July Fourth holiday.
District officials are asking the public to refrain from using or discharging fireworks on school property. Gates will be closed at schools that have them and increased patrols will take place over the weekend.
Neighborhood watch groups are encouraged to call 911 to report suspicious activity.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!"

Burn Ban
Effective June 23, 2015 in Clark County: outdoor burn ban

Strengthening the statewide burn ban on June 26, 2015, this Proclamation from Gov. Inslee was put into place.  This supersedes the June 22nd burn ban by the Department of Natural Resources.

Gov. Inslee declared a drought for some Washington regions.  In March, he expanded the drought to include more counties in the state, including Clark County in April.  Effective in May, a statewide drought emergency was declared.  For more about drought conditions, see the Drought 2015 from the Washington State Department of Ecology.