Events linked to climate change, such as severe windstorms, drought, extreme rainfall, flooding, and sea level rise, threaten our environment, social well-being, community health, and economic resiliency. But with scientific study, careful planning, expert help, and input from residents and business owners, we're developing a comprehensive set of strategies to prepare for and respond to these growing risks, while simultaneously reducing our own contribution to climate change.
By District Staff on Monday, Apr 16, 2018
By District Staff on Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
Given how soggy our winters are, you'd assume that, right about now, staff are taking a well-earned break from worrying about forest fires, right? In reality, winter is when our Community Forester, Guy Exley, springs into action, sending crews to our forested areas to remove much of the 'fuel' that can help summer wildfires spread from the forest to our urban areas, putting local homes and businesses in harm's way.
By District Staff on Monday, Jan 8, 2018
We're willing to bet that our sanitary sewer system is not something that comes up a lot in your everyday conversations (unless you're talking about creepy clowns or 130-tonne 'fatburgs.') And that's okay! We make it our business to think about the sewer system for you, ensuring that it can handle all the waste from our sinks, showers, and toilets, and keep flowing, problem free.
By District Staff on Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
To the casual observer, our approach to adding new cycling infrastructure may seem a bit unfocussed; a couple of blocks of bike lane here, a few more blocks there... but seldom long, continuous stretches that connect key destinations. But while it may seem like we're busy building bike lanes to nowhere, the truth is, we have a plan!
By District Staff on Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
The DNV is one of the world's best places to live, work, and play, due in no small part to our beautiful natural setting — mountain vistas, towering trees, ocean playgrounds, and streams and creeks brimming with life. But living in a rain forest comes with a certain level of risk.