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faciltity bands: not just for the pool and splash pad

 

The Board encourages all residents to wear the bands when utilizing association facilities (parks, basketball court, etc.). It assists you and our security team in easily identifying the presence of non-association members using those facilities. Oakhurst at Kingwood Community events and classes will require you to wear the Facility Band to attend.

So after the pool season is over, don’t throw them away!

Facility Bands are renewed annually and there is no fee for the first 4 bands per household. After the 4th band, there is a fee of $10.00 per band. Replacement bands are also $10.00 each. Children under 3 are not required to have a band. Residents with a band are allowed one guest each, unless events or classes are otherwise designated as resident only.

Bands can be obtained at the Community Asset Management office located at 9802 FM 1960 Bypass W, #210, during normal business hours.

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posted on 22 Jul 2015

Storm Water pollution and how to help prevent it.

 

Rainwater either seeps into the ground or “runs off” to lower areas, flowing into streams, lakes and other bodies of water. On its way, runoff water can pick up and carry many substances that pollute water. Some of these substances — pesticides, fertilizers, oil and soap suds — can be harmful even in small quantities. Other materials — such as sediment from construction or bare soil, runoff from agricultural land, pet waste, grass clippings and other yard debris — can harm creeks, rivers and lakes when they are present in sufficient quantities.

Once the rainwater runoff carries pollutants to the nearest body of water, it rushes on -- untreated -- to creeks, rivers, water reservoirs, and lakes where it can harm fish and wildlife, kill native vegetation, negatively impact recreational waterways, and contaminate sources of drinking water.

NEVER blow or sweep grass clippings into the street; when it rains, anything left in the street washes into the drains.  Blow grass clippings back onto the lawn -- where they become a natural fertilizer -- or add them to the compost pile.

What can homeowners do to help avoid or prevent this pollution?

  • NEVER use storm drains as waste receptacles.
  • NEVER pour, blow or sweep lawn care products (pesticides, fertilizers), lawn debris (leaves, plant and grass clippings), pet waste into the storm drain openings.
  • NEVER wash fertilizer spills into the street or onto other hard surfaces where they will ultimately be washed off into the storm drain.
  • NEVER apply lawn care products while it is raining or about to do so. And, for the same reason, do not over-water after applying lawn chemicals.  Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Use a broom to sweep debris off hard surfaces -- such as driveways and streets and around storm drains.  Using a hose not only wastes water, but it will wash more pollutants into the drain.

Source: www.sanjacintoriverauthority.com
 

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posted on 29 Jun 2015

Fourth of July Family Fun

 

July Fourth activities for the family:

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

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posted on 23 Jun 2015

Mosquito Control

 

With rain and increasing temperatures--that can only mean one thing--mosquitos. While there are many different ways to help control mosquitos the Oakhurst at Kingwood HOA has again contracted with a vendor to supplement spraying done by the county.
 
While mosquitos can make outdoor leisure time unbearable for humans, don’t forget about our four legged family members. There are pet-safe measures you can use in the yard and repellents designed specifically for animals.
 
Mosquitos will generally stay within 100-200 feet of their breeding grounds. Check your property for any standing water. Either treat or remove it. One-thousand mosquitos a week can be produced in a 6” saucer of water.

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posted on 15 Jun 2015

Fireworks and Pets

 

With firework season around the corner it is important to take measures for our four legged family members. Dogs and cats can often become afraid and stressed during firework events. It is not uncommon for outside pets to run off or dig their way out of a backyard to escape the noise. Take the time before the fireworks begin to make a plan for your pet.

For detailed information, ideas and suggestions see the Animal Defense League of Texas website.

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posted on 15 Jun 2015

Fireworks Safety

 

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. 240 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday. Even sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees and can pose a serious burn risk.

If you choose to use fireworks, follow these safety tips:

  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper as this is often for professional displays and could pose a serious danger to consumers.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Follow all recommended usage guides on the firework.
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Never attempt to hold or throw a lit firework.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Light fireworks one at a time.
  • Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

More information can be found at the following sites:

National Council on Firework Safety
National Fire Protection Association
Kids Health

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posted on 15 Jun 2015

Area family adventures...

 

We are fortunate to live in a location with an abundance of outdoor nature areas that are free or low cost. Many of the State, County and local parks offer a wide variety of services and programs year round for the entire family.

We recommend taking a close look at the following three parks that are near our community for activities and adventures.

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posted on 15 Jun 2015

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