Author Archives: Faren Wattie

We have some exciting news for Cherry! 

Our CVFA President Elect, Curt Christy, has secured a “new” fire truck for Cherry through his efforts and growing relationship with the Fire Chief Roger Nusbaum of the Walker Volunteer Fire Association.    Much thanks to Curt for his work and efforts in  obtaining the  1990 Type 6 fire engine for our community . 

 Special thanks to the Walker Fire Association Board for their generous donation! 

This type 6 fire engine will be a  huge asset for our community!   The smaller truck has several benefits: It is much easier to operate and maintain, and it’s ability to go in areas the larger trucks can’t.  It will  also allow for a much quicker response time! 

 

 Fire Chief Roger Nusbaum of the Walker Fire Association           turning over the keys to Curt Christy our CVFA President Elect!  Key Transfer of truck

IMG_8409

         Our new Type 6 Fire Engine also has Foam Capabilities!

IMG_8413

 IMG_8412

   Yes, we do have a lot to be thankful for in our wonderful community of Cherry!

Thank you  Walker Fire Association!

CVFA and the Cherry Community

Eradicating the Invasive “Trees of Heaven”

Dear Residents of Cherry:

We received a letter from “Friends of Verde River Greenway” who have contacted us in order to help in eradicating the invasive “Trees of Heaven” in the Cherry community area.   They have announced they will help private property owners in their efforts to remove the following trees and plants:  “Tree of Heaven,” Arundo, Salt Cedar, and Russian Olive.

They have worked with the Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition to improve the habitat in that area, but are now wanting to expand to other areas,  including Cherry. If you are not familiar with the “Tree of Heaven,” the house next to our property on the west side of us that is overgrown with those trees will give you an idea of how that tree takes over in an area if left unattended.  (Our property is just across the street from the local fire department.)

I spoke with Laura Jones, who is the Community Outreach Coordinator, and she would be available to speak with any of you if you have any of these plants on your property and you would like to be rid of them.  Her contact information is:

Laura Jones   Community Outreach Coordinator    928-451-6860    laura@verdewrc.org

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE “TREES OF HEAVEN” / AILANTHUS

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to deal with this invasive tree issue so we need to take advantage of it.

Blessings,

Betty Miller

928-632-5193  betty@christunlimited.com