June 14, 2019
Greetings from your Fire Chief,

We are heading into Summer, which in our world here at the Fire Department is also known as “Fire Season.” To raise awareness of the importance of preparedness, you may see an uptick in emergency readiness communications. Recent fires throughout California loom in the back of all of our minds when the hills turn brown, and the heat rises. You no doubt have heard about PG&E’s “ Public Safety Power Shutdowns” which have evolved out of the necessity to help prevent an increased fire risk during specific weather conditions. To stay informed about the status of your electricity service, it is essential that all residents update their contact information with PG&E by visiting their website or calling (800) 743-5000. 

The most important advice I can give you, as your Fire Chief, is “Be Ready,” for any emergency event that may disrupt our “normal” routines. Please take a moment to check out the information on our website to help you prepare for power outages, earthquakes, flooding, and any other disruption to the normal day-to-day life in our community. We ask that you plan to be as self-sufficient as possible for at least the first 72 hours after any large scale emergency. That is, unfortunately, a fact of life. The reality is that all Californians could be impacted by emergency events and need to be prepared with a plan and an emergency kit. We have linked a short video below with excellent tips on how to be prepared to take care of your family in such an event. 

We would also like to invite you to join us on Saturday, June 29th from 10 AM – 1 PM at the Public Safety Building (911 Donaldson Way East) for the Ready AC Emergency Preparedness Event (see flyer below).
Glen Weeks
Fire Chief
Upcoming Meetings & Events
The City Council and Fire Protection District Board will meet on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Community Calendar
Upcoming events are highlighted below, you can also visit the Community Calendar to find out about local events and meetings. Add an event to the Community Calendar  here.
Construction Updates
Click here for the latest construction updates.
We Want to Hear From You! 
We are interested in your opinions about the use of chemical herbicides in public landscaped spaces. We have provided an overview of current practices, regulations, and factors to consider in the policy making decision on our website. Please take a few moments to share your opinion with us on this important topic by taking our short survey.
Kindness Rock Garden Dedication
Join us in dedicating American Canyon's very own Kindness Rock Garden at Elliott Park (2234 Elliott Drive) on Saturday, June 15th from 1-3 PM.
Interested in Transportation Options?
The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC), is an advisory committee of the Napa Valley Transportation Authority. The committee works to further the Napa Valley goal of becoming more bicycle and pedestrian friendly along with promoting sustainable transportation alternatives. Visit their website to learn more and apply to represent American Canyon today!
Senior or Disabled Adults Needs Survey
Are you a senior or disabled adult in Napa or Solano County? Please take this survey to help inform the Area Agency on Aging and County staff about the needs of the community. Need a paper copy or other accommodation? Call (707) 784-8605.
Skate Park Improvements 
We've made updates and improvements to the American Canyon Skate Park! Learn about the project and help us dedicate our new and improved skate park.

Saturday, June 15th at 10 AM
American Canyon Skate Park
100 Benton Way
Skateboarding Practice Freestyle Extreme Sports Concept
Summer Movies
Enjoy an outdoor showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the DoubleTree Hotel this weekend, on
Saturday, June 15th, 7:30 PM.
Click here for their full summer schedule.
Recycling Event 
Recycle unwanted e-waste, appliances, and clothing at Napa Valley College this
Saturday, June 15th, 9 AM - 2 PM. Click here for details.
Fagan Marsh Hike
Explore Fagan Marsh with ACCPF!  The hike includes the historic Brazos Bridge and the little known trail that travels over the railroad tracks toward the Napa airport. FREE for ACCPF members, everyone welcome by donation. June 23rd, 9:30 AM, meet at the Green Island Parking Lot. Click here for details.
Save Energy, Water, and Money
Napa County, in collaboration with the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN), would like to to inform you of an opportunity to receive a no-cost “Green House Call” home assessment and products that can help you lower your utility bills. Sign up today for your Green House Call and receive the following, at no cost:

● A home energy and water efficiency assessment
● Installation of efficient LED light bulbs, shower heads, and faucet aerators
● Installation of an advanced power strip (while supplies last)
● A toilet leak detection test
● Information about the BayREN Home+ program that offers rebates on home energy improvements of up to $5,000

Appointments are available from July 2nd - August 8th, 2019. To schedule your Green House Call appointment, visit https://risingsunopp.org/programs/ghc/ or call (510) 665-1501 ext. 300.
 Parks & Recreation Offerings
Kidz Love Soccer (Ages 2-10)
Cheerleading (Ages 4+)
Martial Arts (Ages 12+)
Cache Creek Trip (Ages 50+)

Click here for our summer camp guide!

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified American Canyon residents. Call (707) 648-7275 for details.
Be Part of our 4th of July Parade!
Our biggest event of the year happens July 4th, and we'd love for you to be part of it!

This year our theme is Celebrating America's Heroes.

Parade applications are due June 28th. We can't wait to celebrate with our community!

Click here for application and details.
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