CSN Partner meetings on summer hiatus

June 22, 2017

Remember that Community Support Network partner meetings are on hiatus for July and August. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Skip the Dip! Be Safe at the Yuba River

June 22, 2017
Here’s an important item from the County CEO’s “Friday Memo” for June 23, 2017.

Skip the Dip! Be Safe at the Yuba River

Earlier today, Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall and Nevada County Sheriff Search and Rescue Coordinator, Sergeant Michael Sullivan, joined alongside the South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) Executive Director, Caleb Dardick, and many community agencies and organizations to speak about Yuba River Safety this summer. SYRCL’s press conference was called after a series of tragic deaths in the Yuba River and a need for a united message to our community and visitors of Nevada County. This year alone,  three people have drowned in the Yuba River, and seventeen have drowned in rivers statewide. Nevada County officials, SYRCL, and all other agencies and organizations at today’s event urge everyone to “Skip the Dip” at the Yuba, and spread the message to our visitors and community.

With record high snow levels this winter and recent hot temperatures, snow melt has caused our rivers to run stronger and colder than previous years.  After five years of a drought in California, both visitors and residents are not accustomed to the current river conditions. Janet Walther of PG&E described how conditions are different this year, saying that the Yuba is moving at speeds of 800 to 1,400 cubic feet per second (cfs) compared to 12 cfs in previous years.  California Parks Ranger Matt Green added that river conditions will most likely remain extremely dangerous until late July or early August.  Current water temperatures also remain hazardous around 50 to 60 degrees; the National Center for Cold Water Safety states that “you should treat any water temperature below 70 degrees with caution.”

Supervisor Hall encouraged everyone to “Skip the Dip,” and to enjoy our beautiful lakes, summer street fairs, farmers markets, excellent restaurants, and vibrant entertainment scene instead. Nevada County Sheriff Search and Rescue Coordinator, Sergeant Michael Sullivan, cautioned visitors and community members that, despite best efforts, response times out to remote locations such as the South Yuba River are not as immediate as town centers or other urban cities, while Karen Hayden from the Tahoe National Forest spoke of many roads and areas within the Park that are still closed due to storm damage.

This season’s fast-flowing water makes rescue very difficult. Nevada County Search and Rescue’s Jerry Weidler pointed out that a fast-flowing water rescue also puts the lives of our local Search and Rescue teams at risk. In effort to encourage river safety, the North San Juan Fire Protection District offers a free life vest program, but cautions that life vests are not a fail-safe preventative to drowning. Stay safe, and Skip the Dip!

Here’s an item from the “Friday Memo” for June 16, 2017. Whatever the temperatures are this weekend, these are good things to keep in mind all
summer. And as noted above, right now it’s best to “skip the dip.”

Heat Risk and Cold Water Safety

​The National Weather Service is predicting high temperatures this weekend and has issued a heat advisory for our area. Be aware of heat risks and fast running cold water.

Ways to Prepare for a High Heat Risk:

  • Drink extra water
  • Wear light-colored clothes and sunscreen
  • Reduce outdoor strenuous activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Help elderly, kids, and pets to stay cool
  • Plan to be in air-conditioned buildings

During high weekend temperatures visiting local rivers is tempting, but is also deceptively dangerous.  Hot temperatures will cause an increase in mountain snow melt, and keep our rivers running cold and fast. If you decide to take a trip out to the river, take extreme caution and consider wearing a life vest near the water.

Cold Water Safety:

  • Wear a life vest
  • Keep a close eye on children
  • Alcohol enhances hypothermia
  • Even experienced swimmers can loose muscle control very quickly
  • Fast-flowing water will make rescue difficult

Corrected Link – Child Advocates of Nevada County E-News

June 22, 2017

Thanks to Nikki Robertson, Administrative Assistant at Child Advocates of Nevada County for sending this *corrected* link to their e-news: http://www.caofnc.org/newsletter. You’ll also find it in the Quick Links item.

Step Up to Kindergarten ~ Starts July 6

June 22, 2017


Registration is now open for Step Up to Kindergarten, which runs July 6-26. Here’s the flyer with info: Step Up to Kindergarten-July 6-26

CPR-AED-First Aid Skills Demo Check Class Schedule – NCSOS – through July 2017 – Next check July 6

June 22, 2017


Thanks to Faith Yamamoto, Support Services Secretary II, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, for this info.

Here’s a CPR-AED-First Aid Skills class schedule (skills demo check) that goes through July 2017.  CPR Calendar April-July 2017

Training has transitioned from an in-classroom style training to an on-line training.  Once someone signs up on the NCSOS website (see link below), they will receive an email containing a link to the on-line course.  They need to then come in to perform a “skills demo check” demonstrating the skills they learned and once they pass, will receive their 2-year CPR certificate.

Skills demo check dates (time and location info on doc link above):

  • July 6
  • July 17

Link to register: www.nevco.org/register

Questions: Faith Yamamoto, fyamamoto@nevco.org(530) 478-6400 ext. 2001

Please note that the CPR skills demo check classes will still be held at 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, CA 95959 in the Houser Room.  Payments need to be made and sent to/dropped off at our new location at 380 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

library’s summer reading program for babies, kids, and teens

June 22, 2017

Thanks to Lisa Nowlain, Youth Librarian, Nevada County Community Libraries for the following note. Here’s the flyer with all the info: Library’s 2017 Summer Reading programs

“The library’s summer reading program is up and running.

Babies, kids, and teens can sign up all summer long at any of our branches. When they sign up, they get a free book for signing up, and a challenge sheet. If they finish the sheet by August 3, we have lots of great prizes they can win, including an iPad Mini, Fair packages, movie tickets, and more. Research shows that kids who read 5 books over the summer stop summer slide! We also have tons of free programs for all ages at all our branches all summer long. No library card necessary!”

YMCA – Summer Day Camps, Camp Counselor Jobs, & Teen Volunteer Program

June 22, 2017

Thanks to Rachel Levesque, Program Coordinator, Gold Country YMCA of Superior California, for this info about the Summer YMCA Day Camp program for ages 5-12. Documents below. 

YMCA offers low cost day camp and scholarships for those who qualify. Camps are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday with six sessions, June 19-Aug 4.

Dates & Themes and Registration info for campers

Job and Application info for Day Camp Counselors

Volunteer Program Description and Application for Teens

Info ~ Rachel Levesque, Program Coordinator, Gold Country YMCA of Superior California,

SNCS Annual Family Appreciation Day ~ Aug. 5

June 22, 2017

Thanks to Tracy Zenor, Marketing Coordinator, Sierra Nevada Children’s Services, for this info. Here’s the flyer: SNCS_Flyer Family Appreciation 8.5.17

  • WHAT ~ Annual Family Appreciation Day “Magic Tricks with SNCS.” All families welcome.
  • WHEN ~ Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 10 am to 1 pm
  • WHERE ~ Sierra Nevada Children’s Services, 420 Sierra College Dr., Suite 100, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
  • CONTACT ~ 530-272-8866, www.sncs.org

There will be a Magic Show, Airbrush Face Painting, Balloons, Art Activities, Live Music, Games, Snow Cones, Food, Popcorn, Books, Giveaways & Resources. Art activities will be offered by local childcare providers at the event. Last year almost 300 people attended. And it’s all FREE.

Quick Links ~ June 27, 2017 edition

June 20, 2017

“Quick Links” allows us to fit more info into the CSNNC e-news and keep upcoming events on the radar.  E-news content is pulled from our website News page, so you can find all recent items here: http://csnnc.org/news/.

This “How To” guide tells how CSN can help you share information, and includes submission guidelines for CSN e-news: csn_how-to_guide-for-speaking-inquiries-info-sharing. It’s also posted at the bottom of the home page on our website: csnnc.org

New info…

Previously posted info…

New this week…

Corrected link…

Current Newsletters from CSN Partner organizations

The Community Support Network of Nevada County is a First 5 Funded Partner

CoRR Foundation’s 16th Annual Bill Schultz Golf Classic ~ Aug. 26

June 20, 2017

This annual golf tournament is a fundraiser for Community Recovery Resources. Info and registration here: https://www.corr.us/bill-schultz-golf-classic/