Posted: 4/18/2018 1:44am
There is a new Brush Chipping procedure, due to a series of difficulties with our past chipping program. The FireSafe Council has asked Chemeketa Park to try their new format.
Drive up & Drop Off
Location still the same.
Bring your material to be chipped to the playground. There will be a chipping crew waiting to chip your brush.
All of the previous guidelines are still in effect. The chipping crew won’t chip material that isn’t within the guide lines!
The Drive Up and Drop Off Chipping Program
This Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00AM thru 3:00PM
Posted: 2/13/2018 9:21pm
Planning - there will be a special meeting to develop the plan for major
expenses to both maintain and improve the water system, roads, and community in
general. You are invited to list, understand, prioritize and set in motion the
major projects around the park over the next five years.
Topics include water tank construction, water main system valve replacements, road drainage fixes, and more, much, much, more.
Join the board members and other interested community members on Saturday, February 17th at 1pm in the clubhouse to establish the priorities for park capital improvement projects.
Posted: 12/15/2017 7:02am
Santa Cruz Mountains is Fire Zone #512
Fire Weather Watch URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE from the National Weather Service San Francisco CA 921 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017
Gusty northerly winds will combine with very low humidity values. A dry system moving in from the north late on Friday will produce a combination of gusty winds and low humidity values. Due to these factors and the recent long stretch of warm and dry conditions, a very elevated fire weather risk can be expected particularly for higher elevation locations.
North Bay Mountains, East Bay Hills, and the Diablo Range, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest, Mountains of San Benito County and Interior Monterey County including Pinnacles National Park- 921 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through Sunday morning. WIND...Northerly winds of 15 to 30 mph with local gusts over 50 mph. Strongest gusts will be over the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills. * HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity readings of 5 to 20% during the day. Nighttime maximum humidity readings of 10 to 30%. * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
Posted: 10/25/2017 5:03pm
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN!
Emergencies are happening all around us. Wildfires have devastated the North Bay this fall, and came very close to our community with the Bear Fire. We had flooding and mudslides this past winter. Now is the time!
Gretchen Hayes, our representative from the FireSafe Council, has volunteered to assist Chemeketa Park in developing an evacuation route as well as planning for a disaster.
Workshops held at the Clubhouse:
November 16th at 7:00 p.m.
November 18th at 10:00 a.m.
- Collect information on evacuation routes and preparation.
- Provide community input to the evacuation signage plan (arrows on signs and/or on the ground).
- Workshops offer guidance in deciding what to take, how to meet your neighbor and start the conversation about helping each other.
- Discuss the importance of keeping the vegetation clear along the evacuation route.
- Workshop goal is to start creating a “Go Bag” and begin making your checklist.
Please RSVP to Gretchen Hayes if you plan to attend (in order to have an adequate supply of materials). You can email her at: email@example.com
Posted: 10/6/2017 12:50am
Sunday, October 22nd at Chemeketa Park Playground
11:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Bring something to BBQ and something to share. The Board will provide grills, plates, adult beverages, and soft drinks.