Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Talking with kids about marijuana

"Resources, suggestions planned for talking with children about pot use"

Tomorrow night, The Prevent! Coalition will be hosting a free, educational seminar for the community-specifically parents, grandparents and caregivers for tools and resources for talking with kids about marijuana. 

See this article for more. The live discussion will be on TV at CVTV Channel 21.

*Source: The Columbian

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

No School Tomorrow, Teacher Walk Out Day

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 will be a no school day for the Evergreen Public Schools.  Due to this cancellation, the last day of school has been extended a day to June 17th.  Evergreen Public Schools has notified all it's families with this letter. Copies of the letter are also available in Spanish and Russian.

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 vandalism- Graffiti

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

Did you know?  Sifton 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