Free Trees Saturday March 31, 2018!

treesSpring is in the air and time for planting trees and flowers!

Celebrate Arbor Week by picking up a free seedling to plant at home and watching a tree planting Saturday at Wiley Post Park.

MapGirl Scouts from local troops will be handing out about 750 free seedlings to anyone who stops by the park, 2021 S Robinson Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31. The Student Conservation Association and Parks & Recreation Department staff will also be planting five trees, each one 8 to 14 feet tall.

“It’s a great chance to get a tree for your home that’s well-suited to our climate in central Oklahoma,” said Neal Bilger, a unit operations supervisor with the Parks Department. “We’re also excited to plant new trees in the park, which will benefit visitors for generations.”

You don’t even have to get out of your car to get a free seedling – the Girl Scouts will provide curbside service.

The available seedlings are redbuds, October glory maples and several species of oak (red, sawtooth, white, scarlet, cherrybark, Mexican white, English and nuttall).

If any trees remain after the event, the Girl Scouts will take them to their local council office, 6100 N Robinson Ave., to continue handing them out from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Any remaining trees will be given away at the Girl Scouts’ booth at Open Streets OKC, noon to 4 p.m. April 8 on NW 23rd Street between Western and Robinson avenues.

Oklahoma City celebrates Arbor Week from March 25-31 and is proud to be a Tree City USA. The Tree City USA designation is bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation to communities who meet several standards for protecting and planting trees, including spending at least $2 per capita on a community forestry program and having a tree care ordinance.

You can see all of the trees in Oklahoma City’s parks in our tree inventory at It shows each of the 19,632 trees in the City’s 134 parks, representing 185 species of trees. They have a collective estimated replacement value of $42.1 million.

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Calling All Artists

In order to get street topper signs, we need to design our toppers. I had made an attempt to come up with a few designs. Let me know what you think.

Here is a sample of what a Sign Topper looks like.

street topper

Vote for A, B, C or D

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The signs will be 30″ x 9″. Once we have a few designs, we can get OCI to provide a quote. There is a cost per sign and then the City will install them for an application fee of $50 and $10 a sign. We just need to know how much the signs will cost. We will need approximately 24 signs to be able to have them all through the neighborhood.


Please cast your vote by clicking on the website link  Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association and put in the comments section at the bottom of this post on the website, which one you like the best (A, B, C or D) or if you have a different idea. We are always open to new ideas, so lets see your creativity! I would like to have the final tally of votes on Monday, so I can send off the ideas to get the quotes by next week, so I can share them with you.

This is for OUR neighborhood, so lets all participate!

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Go out and meet a neighbor today!

Time for Spring Cleaning

Mark-Your-Calendar-LogoSpecial collection on April 7th for all those hazardous waste items you may have in your garage or storage that are no longer being used. Please let the City dispose of them properly.

They are collecting any unwanted computers, tires, ammunition and prescription drugs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at State Fair Park. The drop off site will be on the south side of the fairgrounds, east of the arena. Enter the fairgrounds from May Avenue at Gate 5 on Gordon Cooper Boulevard. The collection is open to Oklahoma City residents only. OKC

Recyclers must bring their current City of Oklahoma City water bill stub to prove residency. Syringes, liquids, inhalers, tire rims, televisions and wheels will not be accepted. Businesses wanting to recycle hazardous waste should contact the state Department of Environmental Quality at (405) 702-5100. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 1621 S Portland Ave. accepts a wide variety of hazardous materials from residents’ homes year-round. The type of products accepted at the facility includes gasoline, automotive fluids, batteries, pesticides, weed killers, swimming pool chemicals and paint-related products. HHWmaterials.png

The facility is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is operated by the Stormwater Quality Division of the Public Works Department. Visit for a list of materials the facility accepts. For more information, call (405) 682-7038.

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Street Light Update

Contact was made with the City and they are going to re-evaluate ALL of Harvest Hills South regarding street lights.  A few of our streets do not have any street lights at all and others do not have enough. Soon we will be able to light up the neighborhood! We will share the results of the evaluation once it is completed by the City. Several of the street lights that were out and had broken lights have been repaired.


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Crime Patrol Set Up Meeting

Reminder: Crime Patrol meeting at 8204 NW 79th Street at 7:00pm. 

More volunteers are still needed. At the meeting, we will be discussing setting up our patrol and schedules before going to the training class on April 2, 2018 at Hefner PD.


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Street Lights

Just wanted to let you know we have reported the four street lights out and the covers of a few to be replaced that are broken in the neighborhood. They told me it would be 5-10 days, so in the meantime, let all make sure we leave our outside lights on and keep the neighborhood bright. I am waiting to hear back from the City about evaluating our whole neighborhood for additional street lights. More to come..

The weather is going to be nice tomorrow, so maybe you can invite a neighbor and go to the Oklahoma Home & Garden Show. If you go to the website you can save $2.00 buying the tickets on line.


OKC Home Show

Remember you can pay your membership dues via the Palpal link!

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Spring Time and Severe Weather

It will be severe weather season soon, and watching the news it may start next week! Make sure you are prepared.  Now would be a good time to get to know your neighbor. You never know when you might need each other.

Here are some tips according to

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Waterone gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Additional Emergency Supplies

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

  • Prescription medications
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  • Glasses and contact lens solution
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Maintaining Your Kit

After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:

  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers
  • Replace expired items as needed
  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Kit Storage Locations

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and vehicles.

  • Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  • Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
  • Vehicle: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.

Harvest Hills South Neighborhood Association 1st meeting of 2018

We had an excellent general meeting Thursday evening and we wanted to share with those of you who could not attend.

The agenda of the evening revolved around crime prevention and neighbor participation in crime watch activities. There were 51 of your neighbors in attendance!! In addition, we were joined by MSgt Robert “Officer Bob” Skalla with the Hefner Division of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Click on the link below for a copy of the presentation. Read about the success story of 79th Street neighbors coming together and “Dreaming Big” and getting a Street Light installed! More information to come on how we can “light up the neighborhood” with additional street lights, sign toppers and improvements.

HHSNA March Meeting

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 10th and Officer Bob will be back to share more information on Active Shooter Training and protection.


We are still needing additional volunteers for the Neighborhood Crime Watch Patrol. We are getting the training classes set up. We would like to get the class scheduled by April.
Crime Patrol
We are also needing additional volunteers for Block Captains. We would like to have a volunteer for each street. We had several volunteers sign up at the meeting but we need more!
Please email us at and volunteer today!
We need you
Also at our May 10th meeting, we will be electing officers.
The following positions will be up for re-election. Please consider running for one of these positions and then come out and cast your vote!
1st Vice President
  • Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence.
  • He/she shall fill, by succession the vacancy of President in the case of resignation.
  • Schedule, reserve and arrange neighborhood meeting facility
  • Sign checks as required
  • Keep and distribute minutes of the association and executive board meetings
  • Keep archive of association documentation as appropriate
Newsletter/website editor
  • Prepare newsletter prior to each neighborhood meeting as needed
  • Coordinate printing of newsletter as needed
  • Distribute newsletter to Block Captain Chairperson as needed
  • Post an electronic copy of the newsletter to the website
  • E-mail newsletters to interested city officials and local neighborhood organizations as needed
  • Maintain and update neighborhood website
Our annual membership drive will begin April 21st. You can sign up and pay dues per the PayPal link on the top right hand side of this page . Membership is $30.00 annually.

New Recycle Trash Bins

The new green recycle trash bins are starting to be delivered to our neighborhood. Please remember you can not use them yet.


  • Now through end of May: Cart delivery to 195,000 households
  • June 1: “Little Blue” bin program discontinued.
  • All recycling services will be suspended through the month of June.
  • July 2: New recycling service begins. Pick-up will be every other week. Customers will be notified via their water bill, post card and at as to when their new pick-up day will be.

recycle bins