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Welcome
 
 
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
 
~ Neighborhood News ~
Shaded Fuel Break
Posted on Nov 4th, 2023
The Firewise/DNR shaded fuel break project Phase 2 is well under way, with more than half the residents in this phase already signed up for this great FREE TO OWNERS project!  Everyone in phase 2 has been sent or handed an information and sign up packet.  Please consider this for your own and your neighbors' safety.  Talk to your friends and neighbors and consider whether this is something you would like to join.  Phase 1 was a great success.  Take a look at the before and after picture included here of one of the Phase 1 lots that was worked on. I f you have questions, call Ben Hartmann, Lead Project Forester at 509-261-1961, or email him at Ben.Hartmann@dnr.wa.gov.
Also remember that our rural 7 fire station right here in Ponderosa Park needs more volunteers!  Our volunteers were part of the great workforce that saved us during last summer's fire.  Volunteers need to live within a five mile radius.  If you think you can be of help, call Bill Bergthold at 1-360-630-6416.  Thank You!
 
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Cougar Sighting
Posted on Aug 19th, 2023
Hello Friends and Neighbors!
The Board has received notice that there has been a cougar spotted on Hemlock drinking from a resident's fountain. Nothing to panic about - they are here every year. Just keep an eye out and watch your pets and children.
(From Facebook post)
Emergency Notification
Posted on Aug 15th, 2023
Ponderosa Park Firewise reminds all park residents to be sure to sign up for emergency notifications from Klickitat County Emergency Management.  Just go to their website, and sign up for the new RAVE notification system.  You can put in multiple phone numbers and other important information.  We have heard from several people that they did not receive notification.  The system works well, but just be sure they have all your pertinent information . (During the recent fire I had our home phone in the system but not our cell phones, and we were out of town.  Our granddaughter  was at our home and got the loud evacuation messages even though she did not answer the call.)  Sign up! Be safe! Make us all safer!
Incident Reporting
Posted on Jul 11th, 2023
Please report speeders to ponderosatraffic@gmail.com or use the incident report of the website.  Include a description of the car, license plate, date and time to help the sheriff's dept. identify the person.
 
Reporting information is used only by the board to address the situation. The gmail address is handled by the Traffic and Safety committee head.  Incident reports are sent to ALL board members by the webmaster.
 
Please do not use the ponderosa-park.com news section for reporting any complaints or incidents. 
Firewise Work Party 4-29-2023
Posted on May 9th, 2023
At our April 29th Firewise Work Party a dedicated crew did a great job of fuel reduction at our fire station and on a nearby property to help a neighbor. Our group was fueled by donuts thanks to Don Cox. Thank you to everyone who pitched in! 
Firewise Reduction Project
Posted on Jan 20th, 2023
 
HIP HIP HOORAY!  Funds have been approved by the DNR for the Firewise Perimeter/Evacuation Route Project.  Phase One on the west side will be done THIS SPRING!  Thank you to all those who have signed authorization forms.  Any property owner who has not signed a form, and whose property is in phase one, must sign by February 15th, 2023 to be included in phase one.  Fuel reduction will begin shortly after this date.  The work done can be tailored to the individual property owner, such as flagging trees the owner wants to keep.  If you have any questions you can call Ben Hartmann, Service Forester Southeast Region at 509-261-1961, or Dustin Mutch, Landowner Assistance, Service Forester at 509-859-6437.  Your Firewise Committee Members will also be happy to help. 

Property owners who have signed authorization forms for properties that are in phase two or phase three, are still included in those projects.  Phase two and three will proceed if enough property owners in those areas sign on.  Talk to your neighbors.  This is a good deal!  We encourage anyone who has not signed on to do so.  The project is a go!  The money is there!  Just say "Yes"!  Call Ben or Dustin if you have questions.  All work will be done by DNR approved contractors.  This work is free to the property owner.  Fuel reduction makes us all safer.  An authorization drop box is attached to Martin's porch, 215 E. Ponderosa, the first house on the north side after you turn off Pipeline to enter the park.  Or give your signed authorization form to a Firewise committee member.

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~ Upcoming Events ~
PPOA Board Meeting - Cancelled
Saturday, December 9th, 10am at Goldendale Grange
Due to a booking conflict at The Grange, the December General Meeting has been cancelled. 

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