Didn't Attend the Last Leadership Forum?
Need a Refresher?
recap on our December Emergency Preparedness presentation...
At the December
Neighborhood Leadership Forum, Ryan Turner, emergency management
coordinator, presented on the topic of Emergency Preparedness. Flash floods,
high winds, chemical releases/spills, terrorism, earthquakes and home fires
are all disasters that could occur in our community. Ryan explained what to do before,
during and after an emergency.
To kick-start your 2013 goals of being better prepared,
here are some important tips:
Red Cross Family Disaster Supply Kit - Prepare your home and your family
with a 72-hour kit of basic supplies.
a Plan- Know what to do in case of an emergency.
Be Informed - Know important information to stay safe.
For additional information, visit the following
Be Red Cross Ready Handout
You can click
here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the Forum.
In addition to the
presentation, we recognized the following HOAs for going above and beyond in their efforts to improve their neighborhoods.
The Village Green
Learn more about how
these innovative communities helped to make Henderson a premier community
Just a reminder that the Henderson Events Plaza and
Water Street District is scheduled to host a number of events this spring,
including the St. Patrickís Day Parade & Festival. To accommodate these
events, Water Street, along with other streets within the Water Street
District, will incur temporary street closures. Please expect traffic
Sons of Erin
St. Patrickís Day Parade & Festival
(Eldorado Parking Entrance to
March 15, 5am-March 18, 5am
Water Street (Ocean to Victory)
CLOSED: March 15, 11pm-March 16, 1pm
Water Street (Basic to Atomic)
TO REMAIN CLOSED: March 16, 1pm-6pm
Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival
April 5-6, 2013
Ocean Avenue (Van Wagenen to Haynes) &
Victory Road (Water to Atlantic)
CLOSED: April 5, 11pm to April 6, 12pm
Atlantic Avenue (Lead to Water) &
Water Street (Ocean to Victory)
CLOSED: April 6, 5am to 1pm
Water Street (Basic to Pacific)
TO REMAIN CLOSED: April 6, 1pm to 6pm
Art Festival of Henderson
May 10-12, 2013
Water Street (Basic to Atlantic)
CLOSED: May 10, 6am to May 12, 11pm
For more information on road closures and detour
routes, please visit
HendersonLive.com or call the city of Henderson Department of Cultural
Arts & Tourism at (702) 267-2171.
Lisa's Landscape Corner
-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester
While youíre preparing your home for the year ahead, think about doing the
same for your trees! This is a great time of year for pruning - the sap flow
that brings life to trees is slow and they are much less active.
Remove a few limbs that might not fit within the canopy to make room for new
shoots. Branches that come from the same location are great candidates for
removal, as they become crowded as they get older. Any branches that grow
across the canopy can also be removed. This time of year allows you to see
into the tree, since the leaves are absent on the deciduous varieties. Itís
a bit harder to remove dead branches as they all look about the same Ė bare!
Summer is a better time for this.
Make sure you donít prune too much. Our harsh, hot climate scalds trunks,
especially on new or thin-barked trees, so the less you prune newly planted
trees the better. Ash trees donít like to be excessively pruned either.
Remember, what you prune feeds the tree; you are actively removing food from
the tree, essentially stunting its growth. Less is always better.
As shown in the diagram below, prune at the branch bark ridge - the area
where the branch attaches, is darker in color, and typically has more
texture than the bark. Prune directly along the ridge, not cutting into the
area. Always make a cut under the branch and then saw off the heaviness of
the branch. Then, with the weight gone, make that final professional cut. Be
careful - tears are hard to close and can stay wounded for years after the
cut has been made. Good luck and make sure to finish your pruning before bud