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Dear Nicasio Neighbors,
To help reduce the risk posed by wildfire, Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department is
pleased to announce that we've been awarded a "chipper grant" from Fire Safe Marin. With a match from NVFD, this grant will pay for a mobile crew to chip and, if needed, haul away fuels that residents cut to create or maintain defensible space around their homes.
Chipping will take place on Oct 21st and 22nd, so you have about 3 weeks to do the work required. Important Note: With current funding, we anticipate being able to service approximately 30 homes, depending on the amount of materials to chip. If you plan to participate, please register so we can plan the best schedule for the crew. If you have more than 10 cubic yards of material please email us below.
It's not too late to reduce the risk of wildfire to our community and we hope you'll take part. Register now at the link below. Funds permitting, our goal is to make this an annual or bi-annual program with the work to take place earlier in the fire season.
Chief, Nicasio Volunteer Fire Dept.
Here is an opportunity to improve your property's defensible space against wildland fire threat. Cut your brush and bring it to the roadside (or along a driveway if there is sufficient room for the truck and chipper to turn around). Crews will chip up to 10 cubic yards of material and, if possible, broadcast chips on site, or remove for composting. NVFD and Fire Safe Marin are co-sponsoring this program.
For more info on defensible space, visit www.firesafemarin.org
Funding for this program was provided in part by the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council and FIRESafe MARIN. In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Not all prohibited basis apply to all programs.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whittten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employee.