Alpine Fire Safe Council offering curbside chipping

The Alpine Fire Safe Council will offer a free defensible space curbside chipping program to residents of Woodfords, Markleeville, Hope Valley and the Woodfords Colony.

Funding for this program is provided by a National Fire Plan grant from the U.S. Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council.

Designed to assist area residents with the creation of defensible space around their homes, crews will chip timber slash and brush back onto participant's lots for use as mulch and landscaping material.

Coordinator Jeff Brees encouraged residents to participate in this opportunity to reduce the intensity and impact of wildland fires on their homes. The program is slated to begin May 12 and continue until finished. Flyers will be mailed outlining the rules and will include resources available to assist in cutting and hauling the fuels to the roadside.

For more information visit or call Jeff Brees at (530) 694-2791.


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