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Saratoga Beach Owners Association (SBOA) has strong beliefs in equality, diversity and inclusiveness.  As a community it is important that everyone knows that SBOA has always been committed to inclusion and accepting of everyone. We expect all of our community members to feel welcome and respected.
Policy Statement by the SBOA Board June 2020
   Upcoming Events   
SBOA Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 12th to Tuesday, September 15th at Participate via Zoom - Link and proxies to be mailed/emailed
Scheduling a Live Webinar.  Watch for registration.  The meeting will also be available by phone conference. Sending Proxies via email, mail or download here.  To return, send email attachment to sarbeach@whidbey.com, send to PO Box 208, Langley WA  98260, or drop off your proxies to Sue Gibson, President at 3484 E. Harbor Rd.

Committees and Projects

Water shares (hookups) are allocated by Washington State and available on a first come, first served basis. Criteria for submitting an application is available in our on-line documents.

Newsletter Editor Patty Radvick

BEACH COMMITTEE Chair, Leif Pedersen
Focus is on any issue relating to the beach area: gate and lock, maintenance and repair of road, bulkhead, boat launch, and cabana area. The committee will also organize community work parties and maintain signage throughout the community.
    Focus on Emergency Preparation, Disaster Prep.
Radio Net Check In - Thursdays, 9 A.M. Role Call 
2 Positions opening - Please apply!
The SBOA Board welcomes new members to our committees.
Please contact Committee Chairs, or sarbeach@whidbey.com, if you are interested.

Our Beautiful Community

Helping Neighbors
Want to take a more active role in the maintenance of the neighborhood?  Looking for resources to help you with the upkeep of your property?  Have ideas of resources?  Check out this column and let us know how you can help or resources you think we should add!
  • "Donate your vehicle and receive $1,000 in grocery coupons from United Breast Cancer Foundation."  Non-running vehicles included and towing is free.  For information:  www.ubcf.info or call 1-877-632-GIFT.*
  • Cash for most cars - includes tow.   Christian's Auto/Metal Recycling.  Documentation required. 360.675.8442*
  • Island Recycling.  The buy cars, trucks, copper, brass, aluminum and cans, radiators and batteries.  Call 360.331.1727 for more information.*
 * Saratoga Beach Owners Association received this information from a member.  We cannot guarantee its accuracy or validity.  Its appearance in this column is not intended to imply any kind of recommendation of these services.
It is unlawful for dogs to leave the property of their owners without being on leash.  Or for them to chase "game" animals, such as deer, rabbits, birds. It goes without saying that dogs should not be chasing our neighborhood cats. Barking dogs which annoy 3 or more separate households are also in violation of the County statute. The penalty to an owner for such incidents can include pound fees and other fines.  In the case of roaming animals, it might also result in your dog's loss of life if law enforcement deems the animal dangerous.  (See our Community Standards section for more detail.)  Please do the neighborly thing and keep your pet under your control at all times.
ALSO - neighborly dogs have owners who clean up after them on walks :)  Please bring a poop bag along with you so that all of us can continue to enjoy walking our lovely community.  Thanks, in advance!
For non-financial matters, please call the SBOA voicemail number:  360-730-1343.  Email:  sarbeach@whidbey.com
For issues concerning your dues or SBOA assessments, please call Amber (O'Brien Bookkeeping) during regular office hours at:  360-331-1454.

Owners Responsibility - Pull the Tansy but DON'T Drop it in the Road
Posted on Jul 8th, 2020
Pretty yellow flowers are on the INVASIVE list and Owners' responsibility to dispose of according to County ordinances.  Not only will these pretty weeds destroy natural habitat, but they are POISON to wildlife and animals from dogs to cows.   
Pull plants as you walk, but PLEASE bring a bag to put them in or take the plant home to dispose of properly.  Believe it on not, the forming flowers will seed immediately and disperse, causing more problems for next year.  Adopt a street near you to rid our community of this noxious weed. County approved trash bags are available, and a volunteer will drive the refuse to the dump in Coupeville or Bayview.  All you have to do is take a stroll in your neighborhood and "pull the plants"!  Tansy is tall and blooming by the middle of June to early July.  Please contact Sue at 360-969-5975 to arrange for bag delivery and to select which little corner of our neighborhood that you want to beautify!
SBOA Park Rules During COVID
Posted on Jun 22nd, 2020
Following the Governor's mandate and for the safety of everyone: We are now in Phase 3.  The Cabana and facilities are open for use by smaller groups. Practice Social Distancing! Members can reserve the Cabana through the website as usual.  
However, Please be advised you are responsible for your own safety!  There are no cleaning personnel or processes available through SBOA.  We suggest you use appropriate cleaning agents for yourself before and after use for the protection of all.
Open for walking, running, use of ramp. Please leash your dogs.
Posted June 21, 2020
TANSY RAGWORT is flowering early
Posted on Jun 21st, 2020

Toxic to horses, cattle, and goats. Can poison humans through milk and honey. The toxins accumulate in the body, causing irreversible liver damage and poor health or death, as more is eaten over time. Highest risk is dried, in hay, because the animal will not avoid it then.

Dig up the whole plant including roots; budding and flowering stems are easier to remove than rosettes. Flowers will go to seed after pulling, so bag and discard flower stalks. Do not pull and leave them in the road!  Do not put flowering or seeding stems in yard waste.   Put them in your garbage or a bag to take to Bayview recycle.  They accept invasive plants for free, just drop it off.   All parts of the plant are poisonous, but flowers have the highest concentration of toxins. It is advisable to wear gloves and protective clothing and wash your hands after controlling tansy ragwort.

Due to its toxicity and invasiveness, tansy ragwort is a listed Class B noxious weed in Washington - landowners are required by law to control and prevent the spread of this noxious weed.

Share Your Great Whidbey Photos
Posted on Jun 15th, 2020
Calling all local photographers!  We're looking for great photos of our area to feature on our website.  If you've captured some images you think we'd all enjoy, please email them to sarbeach@whidbey.com.  Be sure to include your name and general location so we can give you proper credit.
Scotch Broom a Fire Hazard - Invasive Plants
Posted on Jun 3rd, 2020
We recently recieved this email from a caring SBOA member and are passing it along to you!

I've been seeing a lot more scotch broom in peoples yards and more worrisome; on the bluff. This is a terribly invasive plant that will more than double each year, crowd out the native plants and lead to severe erosion and slides. Scotch Broom is a major fire hazard as well.  It's sap is the equivalent of flamible turpentine and goes up like a torch.   Here is a link to the King County document on this weed and what to do with it. Now is the time while it is in bloom, easily seen and can die in the summer heat if dealt with. http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/water-and-land/weeds/Brochures/Scotch_Broom_factsheet.pdf
Posted on May 27th, 2020
 Some young children (unattended by a responsible adult) were seen playing at the beach recently on one of the cliff slides.  This is EXTREMELY dangerous.  The children were warned off but soon went back to playing there.  The community members who saw them do all of this engaged them in a game with their own kids and kept them safe.  This time.
Everyone needs to keep well away from the cliffs at our beach.  Additionally, all young children must be accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy our beautiful beach but, please, keep safe.


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