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Wildfire Prepareness Day
Posted on May 4th, 2019
May 4th is Wildfire Preparedness Day. Spring is a good time to think about making your property more Firewise.  Take a look at the defensible space around your home. Remove dead vegetation around your home.  Clear pine needles and debris from gutters, and from the roof of your home and outbuildings. Move wood piles away from your dwelling.  Keep grasses mowed.  Don't store flammable objects next to your house, or under decks.  Dicuss a disaster plan with your family, with details about meeting places, and people and animal evacuation routes.  Make sure you have working smoke detectors with new batteries.
Be safe!
Firewise Sprint 2019 Work Party
Posted on Apr 8th, 2019
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, a group of volunteers from Ponderosa Park cleared the bitter brush from along Red Cedar.  A rainy day at the start but dry by the end.  Below is a before picture.
Some of the volunteers.
It's Firewise Time
Posted on Jan 10th, 2019
Remember to be Firewise! October through January is prime time for thinning and limbing. Now is also a great time to get a new burn permit from Rural 7 in Goldendale, since the old burn permits expired December 31st, 2018. Also, remember to get signed up for Reverse 911 for Klickitat County, and get alerts on your phone. Have a Happy and Safe New Year!
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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