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Our community website was developed to serve as an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community. Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.  Our mailing address is PPOA, PO Box 988, Goldendale WA 98620
 
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Firewise Winter Work Party
Posted on Dec 1st, 2018
Residents participating in the 12/1/2018 Firewise work party on Golden Pine.
Fire Prevention Week
Posted on Oct 8th, 2018
Dan Lennon, our DNR forester, has sent us some information from Firewise USA.  This is Fire Prevention Week, and the 2018 theme is LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. BE AWARE.  Fire can happen anywhere.  Firewise USA is launching three resources on their website: a video, a webinar, and an online learning module.  "Your Home and Wildfire", a four minute video launched today and can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfbEcMeYFFA.  " Wildfire and Insurance: Be Financially Prepared", a live webinar, will be broadcast October 10th, noon our time.  Registration is required at: https://www.nfpa.org/Training-and-Events/By-type/Webinars/Wildfires-and-insurance-learn-how-to-be-financially-prepared.  "Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes" is an interactive learning module for residents which will launch October 12th, and can be found on the Firewise USA site, or at: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire/Firewise-USA/Online-learning-opportunities/Online-courses.  Good stuff to help make us safer!
Firewise Volunteer Hours
Posted on Oct 3rd, 2018
If you are NOT doing a community or individual cost share, you can still help yourself and your community.  You can submit volunteer hours on this website for hours you spend thinning, limbing, and removing brush.  Look under Data Entry Forms, and fill out a Firewise Volunteer Sheet.  Dan Lennon, our DNR Forester, says that when we find and apply for grants, showing that we are working at being Firewise will increase our chances of receiving grants, even though the hours already accumulated don't count toward the grant.  If we do get a grant, that money can be put to use for projects that make us all safer.
Firewise Community Cost Share Program
Posted on Aug 12th, 2018
Sign up for Firewise Community Cost Share by August 15th, and get your chipping free! If we can get 10 or more neighbors to sign up, we can apply for a DNR community cost share. You do the thinning, limbing, and brush clearing on your own property. You commit to doing the work on the area you choose: one acre, two acres, 5 acres. You have two years to do the work after we get DNR approval (before the October to January best work time starts.) A member of the Firewise Committee will review your project with you. Then the DNR brings in a chipper and chips your slash twice a year for free! Act now. Sign ups needed ASAP. Community Cost Share sign up form available in data entry forms on this site or click here to bring up the form.
W Ponderosa Firewise Work Party
Posted on Jun 20th, 2018
On May 5, 2018, a firewise work party removed overhanging trees and cleared brush on the west entrance to the Park along W Ponderosa.  The Park received a DNR grant for doing this work.  Thanks to all the volunteers for their efforts.
Getting Ready for Wildfires
Posted on Oct 19th, 2017
Do you understand the meaning of the Wildfire Evacuation Levels?  Have you heard of the Columbia Gorge Ready, Set, Go! initiative?  Go to the Firewise page for articles on both.
Radio Read Water Meters
Posted on Jun 28th, 2017
Summit Excavation, who is the contractor hired by KPUD, will begin installing radio read water meters on Wed. 6/28/17 around 9am. They will be working on southeast Golden Pine, the bottom of E. Ponderosa, picking up Aspen and Tamarack. Customers will experience temporary water outages as contractors work in the area. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let me know. Sharon Blodgett Water/WW Coordinator Klickitat County PUD 1313 S. Columbus Ave. Goldendale, WA  98620 (509) 773-7623 (509) 773-311 SBlodgett@klickpud.com<mailto:SBlodgett@klickpud.com>
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