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2022 05 12 Annual Meeting Slides

These slides were used by NWACA President Robert Nash to run the meeting, and they include the presentation by Jon Plum on Preventing Oak Wilt.

Ashe Juniper Reference Document

This document provides a description of the positive contributions of the Ashe juniper (aka cedar) tree to the Central Texas environment, as well as dispelling a number of myths about the tree.

2019 05 01 Annual Meeting Slides

May 1, 2019 NWACA Annual Meeting presentations, covering the events of the past year, the role of the Travis County Constable, how to minimize the impact of wildfire, caring for oak trees, recycling, 4th of July plans, and Loop 360 improvement projects.

NFPA Fact Sheet – Eaves

This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association gives guidance for ways to ensure that the area under eaves is well-constructed and prevents ember intrusion during wildfire.

NFPA Fact Sheet – Skylights

This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association gives guidance on how to prevent skylights from being an entry point for embers during wildfire.

NFPA Fact Sheet – Roofs

This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes ways to reduce the risks to roofs during wildfire.

NFPA Fact Sheet – Exterior Sprinklers

This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes the use of exterior sprinklers to minimize the possibility of home ignition, but warns that other methods are probably more practical.

NFPA Fact Sheet – Decks

This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association gives guidance for how to make decks wildfire resistant.

NFPA Fact Sheet – Fences

This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes best approaches for fencing and gives guidance on maintaining them.

NFPA Fact Sheet – Coatings

This fact sheet from the National Fire Protection Association describes common practices and limitations of surface coatings for wildfire resistance.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

This spreadsheet identifies resources available to residents living in Austin to help anyone in need. The variety of resources available is listed by topic. Many of these resources are available for free or low cost. Areas covered include Children’s Health Care, Veterans, Mental Health, Elderly, Free and Reduced Meals, and Housing, to name a few.

If you know of a relevant resource not listed on the spreadsheet, please email [email protected] to have it added.