Weed Abatement Program Update
The deadline for clearing weeds from vacant lots is June 1, 2018. Inspectors will be visiting lots in the District to check for compliance throughout the month of June, as the District Contractor begins the weed abatement process for non-compliant lots. If residents have concerns over a significantly hazardous lot or other properties with excessive weeds, we have a Weed Hazard Complaint Form available online. This form can be completed and mailed to our Admin. Office at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 95003. Anonymous complaints will not be investigated - however, all complainant information is kept confidential when submitting this form. For any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact our Administration Office at 831-685-6690.
Ocean Safety Tips
As summer begins, many kids (and adults) will be heading for the beach in the coming months. Now is the time to brush up on Ocean Safety with your family! Learning important safety tips such as swimming with a partner, wearing flotation devices and swimming with (instead of against) the current could help save a life! For more helpful info, visit our Ocean Safety page. More information on swimming, boating and surfing safety can also be found at the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) website at: https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/ripcurrentsafety/.
RIP CURRENT FACTS:
- Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes.
- Moving at speeds of up to eight feet per second, rip currents can move faster than an Olympic swimmer.
- Lifeguards rescue tens of thousands of people from rip currents in the U.S. every year, but it is estimated that 100 people are killed by rip currents annually. If caught in a rip current, don’t fight it! Swim parallel to the shore and swim back to land at an angle.
New CPR Classes for July-August 2018
The free CPR Class schedule is set for summer, with two new classes open to the public on Thursday, July 19 and Thursday, August 30. This “Bystander CPR” course is not a professional medical certification, but does feature the hands-only CPR method for infants, children and adults, as well as a segment on portable AED (Defibrillator) use. For more information on these courses, visit our CPR page. Early registration is highly recommended, as these courses have limited seating and fill quickly.