August 2015 Newsletter

The August 2015 Village Newsletter is now available.

This issue includes a call-for-candidates for the upcoming Village Board of Directors elections and articles on animal poisoning, the encroachment policy, the South Orange County Fire Watch, architectural submissions and more.

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Brush Fire Reported in Rancho Mission Viejo

This in from the South County Fire Watch…. a small brush fire, consuming about 1/4 acre thus far, broke out about 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 in Rancho Mission Viejo, to the east of Antonio Parkway at Ortega Highway.  Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) has units responding.

Visit ocfa.org for updated information.

 

South County Fire Watch Needs Volunteers

With the severe drought, this year’s fire season is expected to be a difficult one.  You can help out by volunteering for the South County Fire Watch, organized and operated by the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and the South County Land Stewards.

South County Fire Watch Flyer

Several Village homeowners participate in this program but more volunteers are needed (adults only, sorry kids!).

Here’s how it works:

  • On Red Flag days, South County Land Stewards assign rotating shifts of volunteers to wildlife vantage points to serve as deterrents and lookouts for fire professionals.
  • Participants are placed in locations easily accessible from where they live or work. For example, Village residents are often assigned to Starr Ranch’s entrance or the picnic area on Bell Canyon Trail.
  • If you cannot take a shift on a particular Red Flag day, that’s ok.  The South County Land Stewards will work through the list to find someone who is available.

Training will be held one evening in July and August by the OCFA. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Sandy DeSimone at Starr Ranch at 949-858-0309 or at sdesimone@audubon.org or Laura Coley Eisenberg at 949-240-3363 ext. 297 or lcoleyeisenberg@rmvreserve.org.

 

 

REMINDER: Fire Watch Volunteer Meeting this Saturday

The South County Land Stewards, together with the Orange County Fire Authority, are seeking volunteers for the South County Fire Watch.

Several Village homeowners participate in this program, but more volunteers are needed, specifically for the Coto de Caza area.

Training is scheduled for Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Ladera Fire Station 58, at the intersection of Antonio and Crown Valley parkways. Battalion Chief Mike Fredig is leading the training. Contact Sandy DeSimone at Starr Ranch at 949-858-0309 or email her.

Here’s how it works:

  • On Red Flag days, South County Land Stewards assign rotating shifts of volunteers to wildlife vantage points to serve as deterrents and lookouts for fire professions.
  • Participants are placed in locations easily accessible from where they live or work. For example, Village residents are often assigned to Starr Ranch’s entrance or the picnic area on Bell Canyon Trail.
  • If you cannot take a shift on a particular Red Flag day, that’s ok.  The South County Land Stewards will work through the list to find someone who is available.

 

Seeking Volunteers for South County Fire Watch

The South County Land Stewards, together with the Orange County Fire Authority, are seeking volunteers for the South County Fire Watch.

Several Village homeowners participate in this program, but more volunteers are needed, specifically for the Coto de Caza area.

Training is scheduled for Saturday, August 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Ladera Fire Station 58, at the intersection of Antonio and Crown Valley parkways. Battalion Chief Mike Fredig is leading the training. Contact Sandy DeSimone at Starr Ranch at 949-858-0309 or email her.

Here’s how it works:

  • On Red Flag days, South County Land Stewards assign rotating shifts of volunteers to wildlife vantage points to serve as deterrents and lookouts for fire professions.
  • Participants are placed in locations easily accessible from where they live or work. For example, Village residents are often assigned to Starr Ranch’s entrance or the picnic area on Bell Canyon Trail.
  • If you cannot take a shift on a particular Red Flag day, that’s ok.  The South County Land Stewards will work through the list to find someone who is available.

 

Volunteers Needed for South County Fire Watch

The South County Land Stewards, together with the Orange County Fire Authority, are seeking volunteers for the South County Fire Watch.

Several Village homeowners have participated in this program during the past three years but more volunteers are needed, specifically for the Coto de Caza area.

Here’s how it works:

  • On Red Flag days, South County Land Stewards assign rotating shifts of volunteers to wildlife vantage points to serve as deterrents and lookouts for fire professions.
  • Participants are placed in locations easily accessible from where they live or work. For example, Village residents are often assigned to Starr Ranch’s entrance or the picnic area on Bell Canyon Trail.
  • If you are not available to take a shift on a particular Red Flag day, that’s ok.  The South County Land Stewards will work through the list to find someone who is.

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Fire Watch Volunteers Needed

The South County Land Stewards, together with the Orange County Fire Authority, are seeking volunteers for the South County Fire Watch.

Several Village homeowners have participated in this program during the past two years but more volunteers are needed. Here’s how it works:

  • On Red Flag days, South County Land Stewards assign rotating shifts of volunteers to wildlife vantage points to serve as deterrents and lookouts for fire professions.
  • Participants are placed in locations easily accessible from where they live or work. For example, Village residents are often assigned to Starr Ranch’s entrance or the picnic area on Bell Canyon Trail.
  • If you are not available to take a shift on a particular Red Flag day, that’s ok.  The South County Land Stewards will work through the list to find someone who is.

Continue reading Fire Watch Volunteers Needed

Fire Watch Volunteers Needed

The South County Land Stewards, together with the Orange County Fire Authority, are seeking volunteers for the South County Fire Watch.

Several Village homeowners have participated in this program during the past two years but more volunteers are needed. Here’s how it works:

  • On Red Flag days, South County Land Stewards assign rotating shifts of volunteers to wildlife vantage points to serve as deterrents and lookouts for fire professions.
  • Participants are placed in locations easily accessible from where they live or work. For example, Village residents are often assigned to Starr Ranch’s entrance or the picnic area on Bell Canyon Trail.
  • If you are not available to take a shift on a particular Red Flag day, that’s ok.  The South County Land Stewards will work through the list to find someone who is.

Continue reading Fire Watch Volunteers Needed