This presentation was given by Officer Darrell Grayson at the March 26, 2018 meeting about Neighborhood Watch. It contains many helpful ideas about keeping the neighborhood safe.
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This template can be used (and changed as you see fit) to establish a contact list for all the neighbors in your Neighborhood Watch.
This document describes the approach being taken by NWACA to address the wildfire risks that were identified in the February 2014 NWACA assessment. Individual neighborhood groups use this as a basis and as background for creating their own neighborhood-local CWPP.
This document explains the background for the NWACA Area Community Wildfire Assessment and how that assessment is to be used by individual communities within NWACA as they build Firewise Plans.
Form that can be used by Firewise Communities to track their time and expenses for hardening their homes and landscapes
The report completed by the Austin Fire Department and Texas Forest Service, which provides the baseline wildfire assessment for the NWACA area. This can be used as a reference for any smaller portion of NWACA when putting together their Firewise Community applications and their CWPP (Community Wildfire Protection Plan).
This map shows an overall wildfire risk index for the NWACA area. The index values are color coded, as shown on the map legend. They are a composite of three components of fire behavior in the wildland urban interface (WUI):
- vegetation hazard, based on density
- structure density of the area
As you can see from the temperature bar at the bottom of the map, about half of our neighborhood is at extreme or high risk in a wildfire event.
This map shows each of the residences in NWACA, color-coded for their risk in a fire situation, based on proximity to other residences. The risk might be from a wildfire or from a nearby house fire. See the legend at the bottom of the map.
In addition, the map has circled the primary evacuation points for this part of Austin - see the red circles. In case exit is not viable, there are temporary evacuation zones where residents might be able to shelter in place, shown with white stars - the area around Murchison Middle School and the Dell Jewish Community Center.
These are the slides from Joanie Arrott's talk about preventing Oak Wilt.
This is the slide set used by NWACA President Chris Hajdu to run the Annual Meeting, and it includes slides from Chris Allen, who spoke to implementing CodeNEXT.
This file has information on where to take various types of things for recycling and reuse.
Advice from a wildlife biologist on how to minimize household damage from raccoons.
This article provides some background and history of the Cougar Run Dam, for which the City of Austin plans for maintenance are causing some controversy with the neighbors.
Presentation used by Michael Whellan to discuss the plans for the Austin Oaks rezoning
Austin Oaks Rezoning
Slides used by Lynda Rife from CTRMA, to talk about status and plans for the Mopac Toll Lane project
Mopac Northwest Hills Presentation 050516
Presentation used by Chris Dolan, City Arborist, to talk about oak wilt prevention
Northwest Hills Oak Wilt
Slides used by Chris Hajdu, NWACA President, to run the meeting
NWACA Annual Meeting 2016 slides
Details about the Austin Oaks Charrette to be held January 24-29, 2016, as well as information meetings and workshops that precede the charrette design workshop week
City Staff comments regarding the August submission by Drenner Group. Additional comments and questions raised here will not be addressed during the pause for the community charrette activities during Q4 2015 and January 2016.
Tenth in a series of coyote education articles for 2015
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