October News 2022

Burn Ban Update

The burn ban for burn barrels and open piles for residential burning will be lifted on Saturday October 15th.  This includes all areas protected by the department. Remember that you need a permit to burn, and the permits are available at City Hall and the Fire department as well as online on the city website on the fire department page. If you have any questions, please contact me at 503-374-1752 or email thesse@corb.us.

Oregon’s Great Shake Out – Thursday, October 20

This year’s International ShakeOut Day is on Thursday, October 20. Millions of people worldwide participate in drills at work, at school, and at home. At 10:20 am on October 20, you can join people all over the state by practicing, or reviewing earthquake safety. Oregon Great ShakeOut

Nedonna Beach Neighborhood Associations maintains evacuation routes and storage facilities to meet the needs of our community during extreme emergencies. We encourage you to walk the evacuation trail associated with your property. Questions about storing items in evacuation facilities can be directed to gillianmholbrook@gmail.com

Evacuation Map

Neighborhood Watch

We had our first neighborhood watch meeting via zoom and are still in need of participants. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in neighborhood watch. We realize everyone has different schedules, so if you can’t make a meeting but would still like to be involved, we can send you a recap after each meeting.

Topics discussed were: placing neighborhood watch signs throughout the neighborhood, assigning a neighborhood watch “lead” for each street, setting up a neighborhood contact directory, and creating a private Facebook group for NBNA members.

As of now, we are determining where neighborhood watch signs should be placed and get approval from the city and county before ordering. A private Facebook group will be set up through the Nedonna Beach Facebook page and invites will be sent out to NBNA members once set up.

Watch out for an email blast for the next neighborhood watch meeting once a date is set. Hope to see you at the next one! Contact Kim Brown if interested remaxagentkim@gmail.com

Wintering in Nedonna

Neighbors have asked us to create a network for those who stay in Nedonna over the winter months of 2022 and 2023 (November – March). This information will be shared only with those who are on the list, allowing them to contact one another in case of extreme weather, outages, or other urgent events. Complete the form at this link Wintering in Nedonna

Spring News 2022

Neighborhood Watch:
Members interested in the Nedonna Neighborhood Watch program are planning to meet one another and to develop a communication plan in the next few weeks. We will contact those who have expressed interest.

Your Donations at Work
The NBNA budget is based on dues, donations, and community partnerships. Here are some updates on a few of our projects

Web Page: We welcome Kimberly Brown as our webmaster! Look for updates! https://www.nedonnabeach.org/

Porta Potty: The Porta Potty at Section Line will remain through the summer. We are working with the county and state parks to coordinate garbage collection.

Evacuation and Preparedness: The evacuation facilities at Scenic View and at McMillan Reservoir were purchased and stocked by the NBNA. The committee is preparing to install shelves and stock each structure with emergency supplies. Members can store a bin of personal supplies. We are working to establish a rope and post trail at Section Line in case the stairs fail in a slide. Railroad Crossing Points will be improved by Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad this summer, making it easier to cross when using the evacuation trails.

Beach Access Trails: We have been working to improve the East/West access trails between Beach Avenue and the beach. Our current project is the trail at Park Street. Look for improved signs along Beach Ave to include water and fire safety reminders.

Memorial Benches in Nedonna Marsh: The NBNA is working with the Tillamook County Museum to place a couple of benches at key locations in the marsh. Benches will have Memorial Plaques to honor individual Nedonna Beach Neighbors and will be funded by donations.

Nedonna Beach Entry and Pond: Donations cover mowing and care of the entry to Nedonna Beach. The entry and fire levels signs purchased by the NBNA. The fire level sign is monitored by the Nedonna Rural Fire DIstrict in partnership with the Rockaway Beach Fire Department.
Roads: Paved roads are maintained by the City of Rockaway Beach and Tillamook County. The gravel roads are unmaintained county roads. NBNA donations cover annual road work that includes grading and spreading gravel. We have a pile of gravel available for potholes at Park and  If you live on a gravel road and would like to order extra gravel to be spread…. contact us and we will coordinate delivery and spread it. Neighbor John Copely is coordinating this work.

Thank you to neighbors who have done tree work to increase clearance along the gravel roads. This improves emergency access. You will see the fire department in the neighborhood from time to time as they test these routes.

Help Wanted:
The NBNA does not have full non-profit status and we are not eligible for many grants that could help us with our work. We would love some assistance from anyone who has experience with the process to coach us through.

Winter News 2022

The recent tsunami advisory was a good reminder of the importance of being prepared to respond to a variety of emergencies that we face here in Nedonna. It is never a bad idea to walk the evacuation routes with your family and to make sure you have supplies ready in a “Go Bag”.

NBNA dues fund the work we do on our evacuation trails, storage shelters at evacuation points, and basic supplies at the evacuation points. Individuals are able to put plastic containers of items in the shelter of your choice. Those who have items in the storage will have access information to get into the structure. 

The Nedonna Rural Fire Protection District (paid for by our property taxes) has funded improved crossing points at the railroad tracks at Section Line and Riley Street. They funded a new structure at McMillan Creek. They provide funds for an annual mailing to all properties in Nedonna Beach that includes maps and evacuation information.

The pictures below show our facilities. The brown one is at Scenic View and the tan one is at McMillan Creek.

Shed at McMillan Creek

Shed at Scenic View


You can sign up for notifications from the Tillamook County Emergency Services at Tillamook County Emergency Alerts

Please complete the Preparedness Interest Survey to learn more.

Spring News 2021

No Annual Meeting for 2021

The NBNA traditionally holds the annual meeting on the Saturday closest to the Fourth of July. We will not be holding the annual meeting this year. Instead, we will send out an annual letter with information about budget, bylaws, board news, and project updates.

Fourth of July
The City of Rockaway Beach 2021 4th of July Celebration is just around the corner!  Although there won’t be a parade this year, the Fireworks show is set to go! The Fireworks display begins at dusk. Join us in Rockaway Beach this 4th of July for a show you won’t soon forget!
A reminder that Fireworks and Sky lanterns are not allowed in State Parks, including the beach. Use of legal fireworks in Nedonna Beach is determined by fire level. Fireworks are a major concern for full time residents and property owners; the noise, issues around fire safety, and litter are annual probems.
Please, No Fireworks 
The NBNA, in partnership with the Nedonna Rural Fire Protection District, has a supply of “Please, No Fireworks” lawn signs that can be used by members in your own yards.  The signs will be available for pick up the week prior to the Fourth of July. Board members will collect the signs toward the end of July to store for use again next year.
1) Let us know you want a sign (email) and we will tell you where to pick it up beginning June 20.
2) Pick up a sign. Leave your name and address where it will be displayed.
3) Personalize it if you would like, or not. “We’ve got pets!” “Veteran with PTSD” “It scares my Dog” etc
4) Display the sign in your yard over the Fourth of July Weekend.
5) Board members will pick up the week of July 19th, or you can store it for next year.
Neighborhood Watch
Members have reported a few burglaries this Spring. A home and a shed have been broken in to and items taken. After you contact Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office we encourage you to contact us so we can get word out if you have a break in , theft, or vandalism. Communicating with our neighbors reminds everyone to keep an eye out.
We will try to keep you current on issues as they are reported throughout the summer. Now is a good time to meet your neighbors and exchange contact information. We do have reports of neighbors preventing theft and confronting people trespassing while checking out neighboring properties.
Fire Safety
The NBNA maintains the fire level sign at the entrance of Nedonna Beach in collaboration with the Rockaway Beach Fire Department and Oregon Department of Forestry.
Camp Fire Pits on Private Property:
Call the Rockaway Beach Fire Department for daily burn status @ 503-374-1752

Out-of-doors open fire pit fires are allowed provided the pit has been approved and the following restrictions are adhered to:

1. The fire pit is located on private property

2. The fire pit is made of noncombustible material such as rock or brick.

3. The fire pit has a 15’ diameter around the pit which is noncombustible.

4. Water of sufficient quantity for fire suppression, a hose and a shovel must be in the immediate vicinity of the fire pit at all times that a fire is present, and

5. A person over the age of 16 years must be present and attending to the fire at all times.

Beach Fires
A reminder that beach fires need to be small.
Please do not burn driftwood.
Fires need to be 50 feet from the vegetation line.
Fires must be attended at all times and extinguished with water before leaving.
Please do not bury fires with sand.
If you have questions contact the fire station. 503-374-1752