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
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.
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.
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.
To the community of Chemeketa Park,
Over the next few days we will be facing extreme temperatures in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In addition to all of the current extreme heat safety advisories. We must not forget the increase in FIRE DANGER. Currently: EXTREME. The news has been reporting on the many fires in the western United States. Additionally, “The National Weather Service” has issued Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for many parts of the Bay Area including the Santa Cruz Mountains.
While you are there. Check out CAL FIRE’s website. There is tons of great information on Fire Safety, Defensible Space, Preparation and Fire Evacuation!
The Santa Cruz Mountains has had several fires of note over the last few years. Now is the time for added vigilance by continued and diligent fire safety practices and reporting.
Be Prepared, Be Aware and Be Fire Safe over this Holiday weekend.