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Camas Tree Ordinance passed unanimously!

Camas has been developing an urban tree policy dating back to 2016. The recent population growth and clear cutting of old growth forest has resulted in drafting of an ordinance to amend municipal codes and fee schedule. Yes…Camas new ordinance will soon go into effect. The Camas Tree Ordinance No. 18-014 is published below. This could mean changes to the HOA's current tree policy.

Camas Tree Ordinance No 18-014


Annual Lacamas Lake Cleanup
Saturday, September 30, 9 - 11:30 AM

Every year volunteers get together to clean up Lacamas Lake. Lacamas Shores initiated the first lake clean up over 25 years ago. This popular boating and fishing lake attracts its share of trash during the busy summer season and this is a chance for the people who love the lake to help clean it up. Georgia Pacific lowers the water level of the lake this time of year and that makes access easier. And, you don't even have to get dirty. This can be good clean fun for everyone.

This year's Lacamas Lake Annual Clean Up is set from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on September 30. Meet at the Heritage Trail boat launch parking lot on Lake Road. Sponsors will provide gloves, garbage bags, area maps, drinking water, coffee and food. All you need to bring are waterproof boots and your family and friends. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged and welcome to participate.
For more information call 360.817.8144



When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.
Jennifer Pahlka


What's happening in our Neighborhood

Does this end the
"Restore Lacamas Shores Team"
raids on our HOA's treasury?

Beginning in March 13, 2014, members of the former RLS team* have argued and bothered the city of Camas, the State Department of Ecology and the Army Corps of Engineers with their efforts to change the status of our court designated “Wetlands”. This small band of homeowners have hired lawyers and consultants to challenge the court settlements of 1993 and allow them to do “maintenance” on the wetlands. Their actions have cost our community a lot of money and necessitated a series of dues increases. Now after four years of turmoil, the matter is settled… maybe.

This last email response from the Washington Department of Ecology seems to shut the door on the RLS team’s further efforts. What do you think? You can read the complete email chain below. There is also a February 22, 2018 letter from the Department of Ecology referenced in the email chain. Email chains begin with the first email at the bottom and the most recent emails on top. For those who are new to the neighborhood or have forgotten how this fuss about tree removal in our common area and wetlands started, the original request (Jan 10, 2014) from Steve Bang and the boards refusal to grant permission is included below. Mr. Bangs quest to cut down trees continues unabated.

Email chain on Wetlands
Letter from Dept of Ecology Feb 22, 2018
Bang's ACC form Jan 2014

*RLST refers to the Restore Lacamas Shores Team, a small group of homeowners who banded together to persuade the city and state to allow cutting trees in the wetlands and conservancy zone. For more information on their actions, go to the Owner's Area on this website and read "History of Trees & Views Issues".

Synopsis of Board Meetings
2016 - 2017 - 2018

Below are the last Synopsis of HOA board meetings. I am elected the new secretary for the HOA board for a 2 year term. I will see that all significant information and discussion from the meetings is in the minutes, not just some of the votes taken. And, I promise you that the minutes will be completed in a timely manner.
Synopsis of January 15, 2018 Board Meeting
Synopsis of March 19, 2018 Board Meeting
Synopsis of April 16, 2018 Board Meeting
Yearly Synopsis of HOA Board Meetings:
Synopsis of 2016 Board Meetings
Synopsis of 2017 Board Meetings


History of Ontkean's Encroachment onto HOA Common Areas has been moved to
LS HOA Topics




VIEWS Archives

The VIEWS newsletter was published bi-monthly in the past. New publication dates will be announced by the current board. Enjoy reading the history of Lacamas Shores in past issues.
VIEWS Archives



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LS Concerned Neighbors

The mission of the Concerned Neighbors of Lacamas Shores, as a watchdog and information service, is to maximize the effectiveness of every eligible vote in the Lacamas Shores HOA by providing a synopsis of all board meetings and board actions, independent of board control, so members can make informed decisions.

Lacamas Shores Concerned Neighbors is an informal organization that represents the property owners of Lacamas Shores independently of the board to bring balance and objectivity to information relayed to members so their vote is truly an informed one.


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