May 29th Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast hosted by Greenwater Fire PCFD 26




Greenwater FIre,  PCFD#26 will be hosting a Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast  and WIldland FIre Preparedness Education Day at the Greenwater Community Center on May 29th from 9AM to Noon.

Topics will be:

–Residential Defensible Space.

–Notification and Evacuation

–Wildland Firefighting Equipment, Strategy and Tactics.

Donations to Greenwater Firefighters Association may be made in person or at


Burglary Alert!

CV 3 Lot 1 was broken into most likely on Monday, Feb 13 at 2:15p.  Thieves used a prybar to open a steel-framed door with two deadbolts. Thieves emptied drawers and took 8-pairs of old skis, 3 old snowboards, a snow skate, printer, and tools.  Please keep your eyes open for this truck.  Notice it is a 2-door with a “Plus” cabin. Two tone paint and appears to be a Dodge??

Annual Meeting Reminder

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, January 21 at the GRCC. We will begin promptly at 6p.

  1. If you want hand-outs...print your own from the blog.
  2. If you are sick, please stay home!
  3. Agenda:
  • Meeting Protocol
  • 2022 Financial end-of-year report
    • 7140 Road Project
    • Pumphouse hazardous tree mitigation
  • Water Operation Report
    • Value of Water System components
  • 2023 Financial presentation
    • Budget
    • Approval
  • 20-year forecast update
  • Other items from the floor
  • Ballot count and seating of new officers
  • Set date for next board meeting in February

2023 Information

Hello & Season Greetings to all Crystal Village Homeowners!

Your wait is over…the 2023 annual newsletter, P&L statement, and 2023 budget are posted on this blog under “CVHA” docs!  Yes, now relax and enjoy a cup/mug/bottle/glass of your favorite beverage while you fall in love with these documents.

Can’t get enough?  Then please join us at the annual meeting on Saturday, January 21 at 6p at the GWCC.  Be there or be square!

Want the easy way?  Just click on this link!  2023 – Google Drive

Board Members Wanted

Two CVHA board member positions expire 12/31/22.  If you are interested in joining our board for a three-year term, please send a brief summary of your interest that we can include in the ballot that will be available in December.  For questions about being on the board or to send your statement of interest, please contact:

Burn Ban in Effect

Burn Ban has expired.  This post updated 10/26/22

Pierce County has a Burn Ban in effect.  This “Ban” applies to land clearing and yard debris disposal by burning.  It does not apply to recreational campfires that are in a campfire ring,  these recreational fires can be on public or private lands administered by Pierce County.   This means that within CVHA campfires are permitted but please be careful and extinguish your fire when you leave the Village.  Note:  There are no campfires permitted on any of the CVHA common areas.

CVHA Board of Directors



Black Bear In Crystal Village(s)

Two reports of a large Black Bear sighted in Crystal Village!

One is a video of the Bear getting into a “bear proof” garbage can in CV2, in addition,  a large bear footprint was left on a porch in CV1 and the bird feeder and barbecue grill were tampered with.   A reminder that we are in bear country.  Please use caution and if a large person in a fur coat shows up at your 4th celebration please tell him to move on by repeating the words :”Bad Bear, Bad Bear!!”

All humor aside, please keep pets inside or leashed when outside, keep trash cans inside and not curbside for the week. Be mindful of small children outside. Keep barbecue grills cleaned.

Keep Our Homes Safe – Firewise Volunteers Requested

-Fuel Reduction Firewise Program: 
-Project headed by Fire Chief Paul Sowers.
-Includes areas in Crystal River Ranch and Crystal Village(s).

-June 18, 2022.
-Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Fire Station at Crystal River Ranch Road (not the station on 410).
Hydration and snacks provided in some form or another.
-Bring gloves (some will be on hand for those who do not have gloves).
-Work Boots.
-Dress for weather.

If you are interested: call 360-663-2522 and leave a message since Paul wants a head count to plan the work and arrange refreshments.

Project is pulling limbs from areas for stacking for chipping.

For CVHA this means the strip areas between SR410 and Crystal Dr. East in CV2 and SR410 and Village Drive in CV3.  Also included is the strip between SR410 and the commons area between CV1 and CV2.

All material will be moved by hand to the edge of Crystal Dr E in CV2 and Village Dr in CV3.  The area fronting the commons will have material moved to the gravel access road in the commons area.

Note** that there is no separation of work between the Ranch and Village(s).  This is a community project!

Chipper Opportunity

Our Fire Chief Paul Sowers is working on securing a $20,000.00 grant to hire a chipping contractor for about two weeks and hopefully  do work on 50-70 houses.  Funding is not yet confirmed but it looks promising.

The grant would pay for chipping only, the work of cutting and stacking will not be covered and is the responsibility of the property owner.

If interested please call 360-663-2522 and leave information including your name, address and contact number.

Thanks to Paul and my thanks as this text is taken from Paul’s article on the Crystal Mountain/Greenwater Fire Department site on Facebook.    You may want to go to this site and  read the entire article, as it pertains to the Firewise Program in our area.

Gary Castellane for the CVHA Board of Directors,



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