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What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Edward Rieth from the Kern Fire Safe Council gave an excellent, abbreviated presentation in Stallion Springs on April 30.

The "Fire Safety Meeting" was provided by the Kern Fire Safe Council, backed by KC Fire Department. The Fire Safe Council is composed of volunteers who have worked in the Fire Safety/Fire Prevention fields and presented information regarding Fire Prevention for Stallion Springs and surrounding area. Stallion General Manager, Vanessa Stevens noted it was a chance, to "Learn how to be fire safe and what to have ready in an emergency."

The presentation lasts about one hour, with a Q&A session following. This meeting is highly recommended by our KC Fire Dept. and members of our own Stallion Springs Fire Station #18 were in attendance and were available to answer questions.

Community BBQ Meet and Greet

A Community Meet and Greet is being provided by our Police and Fire Departments on July 16 from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Community Center. Free food, hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream will be available. Everyone's welcome! Come join in the fun and meet members of your Police and Fire Departments and the community.

Be animal aware

Our Police Department reminds us that: Human-wildlife encounters are becoming more common in our community. This is mostly due to inappropriate human interactions with wildlife.  Please do not feed, follow or harass wild animals as they are unpredictable and it's a violation of California State law.  Lets do our part, and give wildlife the respect and space they deserve, so we can enjoy our furry and feathered friends for generations to come!

Here are some tips:

Animal proofing your property: Always keep trash, recycling and compost in secure bins. Clean garbage and recycling bins with bleach or ammonia. Remove unsecured trash, food and strongly scented items from vehicles and yard.

Use simple, effective exclusion methods. Keep doors and windows closed and locked when unoccupied. Bring pets inside at night. Keep livestock in secure pens at night. Eliminate access to potential den sites (e.g., crawl spaces under decks). Store BBQ grills in a secure shed or garage and keep clean when not in use.

Use simple, effective deterrent methods. Install motion-activated lights, noise or alarms. Install electric fencing around chicken coops and animal enclosures. Deploy sensory deterrent where potential access to attractants may occur (e.g., place ammonia in shallow bowl).

Use "wildlife-smart" landscaping. Remove bird feeders from yard. Plant native flowers to attract birds instead. Do not feed other wildlife – this will attract bears and mountain lions. Pick ripe fruit off trees, and promptly collect fruit that falls off trees. Respect the animals Give animals adequate space as this is their natural habitat. Do not approach wildlife up-close to take a picture. Take a picture from a safe distance. Do not harass and annoy wildlife.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. normally in the CSD Boardroom. The next meeting will be held July 19.