October 29, 2020
preserving, protecting, and defending the rural character
and natural resources of Carmel Valley since 1949

Carmel Valley Association
Weekly Bulletin
Stay Safe!
CVA Board Unanimously Endorses
Amy Anderson
to Represent District 5 (Carmel and Carmel Valley)
on the Monterey Peninsula Water Board

Amy Anderson is a marine biologist and President and Artistic Director of Chamber Music Monterey Bay and a 25-year resident of Carmel Valley.
From Supervisor Mary Adams:

Webinar on Fire Debris Removal

This afternoon Monterey County is hosting a webinar to provide an update on Debris Removal for communities impacted by the 2020 Wildfires. This webinar will specifically address the Debris Removal Urgency Ordinance passed yesterday by the Board of Supervisors.

If you have been impacted by the fires, please join this webinar to learn more about the Phase 2 Debris Removal specifics and requirements, Right-of-Entry Permit, Opting-Out, and estimated time frames. Panelists include Monterey County Environmental Health, Resource Management Agency, and Office of Emergency Services.

When: Oct 29, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Passcode: 011671

Telephone: +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 992 9307 2830

As always, please contact me or my staff in the District 5 office if we can be of assistance to you in working through the recovery process from the fires. 

Thank you to Danielle Carlson and Friends!

Danielle organized a group of valley residents to clean up CV Road this past weekend.

She set it up through the Nextdoor Carmel Valley site, had about 40 helpers in all, and covered CV Rd. from the Community Center west to Carmelo School on Saturday and part of the Laureles Grade Road north from Carmel Valley Rd. on Sunday.  
CVSOS (Carmel Valley Save Open Space) Needs a Treasurer 

The Board meets Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 via zoom. The Treasurer would prepare a monthly financial report and present it to the Board monthly. Please check out our web site CVSOS.org for info about CVSOS. Contact Cynthia Hall at cynthiabhall@comcast.net or call her at 831 659-4463 for a job description.
Carmel Valley Library News

From Librarian Eddy Hamelin:

Curbside Service
Our curbside service hours will be changing effective Tuesday, September 29!
Tuesdays 10 AM to 5:30 PM (See Meal Service Returns for more information)
Thursdays 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM

Addition Services available via Curbside Service
We now offer copying, faxing, printing, and scanning services during our Curbside Hours.

Do not forget we also have a Book Pack service as well. We can select up to 10 books for you to pick up during curbside service!

Please call the branch at 831.659.2377 during our curbside hours or call a member of the phone team at 831.883.7555 for more information about these services. You can also email librarian Eddy Hamelin at hamelinep@co.monterey.ca.us. Plus, we give out different types of activity bags during Curbside Service as well!
Here's a web site to check to see
 if your area is scheduled for a power outage:

From the Big Sur Land Trust:

Stay healthy! Research continues to show that parks and open spaces provide health benefits beyond just physical exercise. Fresh air and organic compounds produced by trees may be a natural pharmacy that can help support our immune systems. Along with other important recommended precautions, none of us should forget our Vitamin N — Vitamin Nature!

If solo time in nature sounds right for you, visit our website and sign up for a self-guided hike on one of our spectacular conserved properties. In the meantime, to be cautious, we are suspending our guided hike program for the foreseeable future. We will let you know as soon as they are available again.

Be Well,

The Team at Big Sur Land Trust
Issues of Concern to Residents of Carmel Valley
Make sure you are signed up to receive emergency alerts!
Pris Walton, President
Carmel Valley Association
Curious About CVA?
Carmel Valley Association is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful community organizations in Monterey County. We are entirely volunteer, with no paid employees. Our mission is to defend the beauty, resources and rural character of our beautiful valley. We do that by working with residents, businesses, and government.
CVA was instrumental in the adoption of the Carmel Valley Master Plan and recently settled a lawsuit with Monterey County regarding traffic measurement and capping future development on very favorable terms for our valley. Our volunteer experts represent Carmel Valley's interest, testifying before governmental bodies concerning development, water, traffic, road signs, and other quality of life issues.

We keep valley residents informed about important issues and events with our weekly email Bulletin, which goes to over 1200 residents, and our quarterly Newsletter, which is mailed to over 7,000 valley addresses.

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Header photo by
Carmel Valley Photographer 
Douglas Steakley www.douglassteakley.com