Big Things are Happening with the Volunteer Partnership Program!
Most of you already know that the Volunteer Partnership
Program (VPP) can help you find groups and individuals who need assistance
here in Henderson. But we've added something new - now YOU can register as a
Just visit the
VPP webpage and click on "Register
as a Volunteer/Volunteer Group". Enter your name, phone number and
select the volunteer categories that interest you. There's even a field for
you to list additional information about your skills and experience. Once
you click the submit button, your information is added to our database.
Then, when individuals or groups need help in your area of interest, they
will contact you directly.
For more information on the VPP or for assistance in
registering, contact Emily Lewis at (702) 267-2008 or
ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championship
The ITU Long Course
Triathlon World Championship will be held SATURDAY, November 5.
Hundreds of athletes from across the globe will compete in the race, which
takes racers throughout the Henderson community from Lake Las Vegas to Green
To ensure the safety
of the competitors and race spectators, a number of streets and traffic
lanes in Henderson will be closed between 4:30am Ė 6pm. A
complete list of closures, as well as detour routes, will be available soon.
up-to-date news on the ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championship as well
as detour routes, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts &
Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171 or visit
Lisa's Landscape Corner
by Lisa Ortega,
City of Henderson Urban Forester
Is fall in
the air? Well, with all the rain weíve been having it sure seems so!
the ideal time to plant trees in Southern Nevada. It gives them time to
establish their roots before the hot summer demands water to their leaves.
That means our chore for September is to decide which trees we should plant.
If you pick
your trees based on maintenance, remember this: Trees that drop their leaves
in fall (deciduous trees) spend about a month littering your yard, while
trees such as evergreens shed their leaves all year. Which would you prefer?
of maintenance, make sure you consider trees' mature size before planting.
Donít be fooled by those cute little trees in their little one-gallon pots
at the nursery - some of them can grow to be much larger than the space you
have. I know you donít want to spend all your time fighting those branches!
Keep trees at least ten feet away from buildings and block walls to avoid
costly future repairs and possibly their removal when they are at their
donít forget the fun part of choosing a tree Ė fall colors, spring blooms
and leaf texture, just to name a few attributes of trees.
with your choice, and letís talk about how to plant a tree correctly next
For more information, contact Lisa Ortega at (702) 267-4046 or by
Connect with Your
Neighbors and Local Authorities with Alert ID
by Officer David Kohlmeier
AlertID is a FREE online web service designed to protect your family and
Using the newest online technology, AlertID creates instant, two-way
communications between citizens and federal, state, and local authorities to
provide immediate information on crime, terrorism or natural disasters that
can threaten the safety of your family and community.
With the unique AlertID system, you are constantly connected to neighbors,
local police and fire departments, as well as federal and state agencies to
exchange critical information that can help keep your family and community
safe, whether the threat is national, local, or personal such as a missing
Take action now to make your home, your neighborhood and your country a
safer place to live by learning more about
Neighborhood Leadership Forum Recap
We had a great turnout at our August 24th Neighborhood Leadership Forum that
focused on HOA rights during the foreclosure process.
For those of you unable to attend, a recap
of the information addressed at the event can be found
For more information on this or future Forums, contact Heather Rosich at (702) 267-2026 or by
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