28 Pullman Community Update
City of Pullman
The season to irrigate wisely is here This is the perfect time to check your irrigation system so that your yard doesn’t go The equipment you use to water your yard will affect your water savings. The most thirsty and to ensure that you are using water wisely. Check for leaks, install water-saving efficient way to water flower beds, vegetable gardens and newly planted shrubs and devices and set a watering schedule to prevent unnecessary evaporation and runoff. trees often is with a soaker hose. You can control the flow, direction and time that you Adjust your timer when it is raining because your vegetation won’t need that extra water. water, making it a good option. Sprinklers are best for large, flat areas, and placement The best time to water is in the early morning or in the late evening, no matter what is everything. Placing sprinklers on the edge of your yard facing inward will decrease the amount of water wasted. Also with sprinklers, keep the water stream parallel to the sort of watering device you use. To reduce the amount of water lost to evaporation, the city water conservation program asks residents to voluntarily schedule irrigation during ground to decrease evaporation. the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saving water doesn’t mean your yard will look desolate and dry. Plan ahead and assess your watering needs. Aeration can help your lawn absorb more water, while keeping soil compaction down. Reducing fertilizer use will decrease rapid growth, which will cut back on water use. For flower and shrub beds, adding a layer of mulch will hold moisture and decrease weeds. Also, when determining the location of new plants, consider areas that are shady and protected from wind.
PARKS & RECREATION 3-on-3 Lentil Festival Hoop Classic Pullman Parks and Recreation 3-on-3 Lentil Festival Hoop Classic basketball tournament for boys and girls entering grades 3-8 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Reaney Park. Entry forms are available at the Pioneer Center, 240 SE Dexter St. or online at PullmanParksand Rec.com. Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 11.
Silverwood & Boulder Beach Water Park Whether you are lying on the beach at Big Moose Bay zipping down Pioneer Plunge, or cruising down Timber Terror, you are guaranteed to have fun. Come with us for a great day at Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park with more than 65 rides and attractions, ranging from roller coasters with insane 65 mph drops to rides built just for the little ones. Bring a great attitude, a change of clothes, lots of sunscreen, and money for lunch, dinner, games, and souvenirs. We will leave Pioneer Center at 8:30 a.m. returning to Pullman around 8 p.m. Youth entering grades 6-8 are welcome to register for this exciting day of fun on August 8. *Fee: $65, which includes admission, escort, supervision, and transportation to theme park.
Wednesday Concerts in the Park Come to Reaney Park for food, fun and great music. Food vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m. and performances run from 6-7:30 p.m. • Aug. 2 – Soulstice (rock/blues/country) Food vendor: Fork In The Road • Aug. 9 – Eric E. (acoustic rock/blues/jazz) Food vendor: Katalina’s Kitchen • Aug. 16 – Cherry Sisters Revival (eclectic mix/classic country) Food vendor: Heros N Sports Specials thanks to the sponsors of the 2017 Concerts in the Park Series: Avista Corp, WSECU, RE/MAX Home & Land, Pickard Orthodontics, P1FCU, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associates, Holiday Inn Express, Edwards Jones Investment – Greg Bloom, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, and Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet.
Summer Co-Ed Softball League Start getting your team together for the Coed Softball League starting late this summer. This league will join Moscow Parks & Recreation and play from mid-August through September. Team packets are available online at PullmanParksand Rec. com or at the Pioneer Center at 240 SE Dexter St. Registration will be accepted from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from July 31 through August 4. Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning August 14. Team fee: $475.
Adventures Summer Day Camp This summer we have gone back in time to find the best of the best and our favorite camp themes from the past 15+ years! These weeklong, half-day camps are designed for campers, ages 3-6 who would like to have group fun and build new friendships. There will be a variety of age-appropriate activities each week, including special guests, art and crafts, music, science, movement activities, indoor and outdoor playtime, and field trips based on each week’s theme. A snack will be provided daily. Each day, campers need to bring a water bottle labeled with their name and arrive wearing sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing including shoes for inside and outside play. The camps run from 8 a.m. to noon daily. Fee: $81 per week. Weekly Themes • Aug. 7-11 Summer Splash • Aug. 14-18 Outdoor Adventures
*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2. NOTE: Many of these activities are listed in the 2017 Summer Parks & Recreation Brochure and may fill up due to pre-registration.
We challenge you to learn about drought resistant landscaping, also known as Wisescape®, lawn removal credits, toilet rebates and other water conservation measures by visiting PullmanConserves.com. For additional questions, please contact Maintenance and Operation Superintendent Art Garro, at (509) 338-3242. Take care and be water aware.
Stay connected to city through social media Those who live, work or play in the Pullman community are encouraged to follow Pullman social media for public safety tips and announcements, road closure information, community announcements, and more. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out the city of Pullman’s expanded social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and now INSTAGRAM! • https://www.facebook.com/CityOfPullman/ • https://twitter.com/City_of_Pullman • Instagram handle: CityofPullman The Facebook and Twitter feeds are also posted on the city’s website homepage: www.pullman-wa.gov. You can also find Pullman Police Department on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pullmanpd), Twitter (@ PullmanPolice), and Instagram (pullmanpolice). Connect with PPD on Nextdoor.com and download the free MyPD mobile app for instant access to Pullman PD resources, submission forms, and more from your mobile device! “Social media allows us to communicate with the public on a consistent basis, which fits perfectly with our Community Policing efforts,” notes Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins. “Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be effective tools to deliver critical information to the public in a timely manner.”
Haul your waste—don’t burn Pullman Fire Department reminds city residents that open burning is illegal. Burning yard waste, trash or debris is prohibited within Pullman city limits. The Whitman County Landfill accepts yard waste and dumping these materials is free. If you’re not into hauling, then contact Pullman Disposal at (509) 334-1914 or visit http:// pullmandisposal.com/yardwaste/ to find out more about their yard waste collection service. Avoid a visit from the fire department and be considerate of your neighbors. Haul away your yard waste. Don’t burn.
Your Pullman parks are for summer fun The waning days of summer vacation make hot August days a great time to visit your Pullman parks. For more addresses and park regulations, visit www.pullman-wa.gov/departments/parks-a-recreation/parks/park-info.
Published on Jul 31, 2017