The Kneeland-Greenwood Heights area is primarily all private property. Trespassing is a crime and trespassers could be subject to citation or arrest.
Snow seekers should utilize the Horse Mountain, Six Rivers National Forest areas for recreational activity. If you do plan to recreate in the snow, please notify family and friends of where you are going and bring appropriate safety equipment in case you become lost, injured or stuck. Make sure your cell phone is charged if you bring one with you and have appropriate winter clothing.
- Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
- If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication - have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a backup.
- Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.
- Keep your thermostat set at 68º F during the daytime and 55º F at night.
- Close drapes, blinds and shades at night to help retain heat.
- Wash clothes in cold water and use detergent specially formulated for cold water use. About 90 percent of the energy use in a clothes washer goes to water heating.
- Lower your water heater temp to 120ºF (low), or 140º F (medium) if you have a dishwasher without its own heating element.
- Keep showers short.
- Microwave small amounts of food instead of heating them up in the oven—you can reduce cooking energy by as much as 80 percent.