New requirements for our chipping program serving Lake County, Ca.
Since 2002 the South Lake Fire Safe Council has been organized to provide fire safety education, shaded fuel breaks and inexpensive chipping to the residents of our community.
Now, due to the economic climate, grants for fuel reduction are more limited and come with more restrictions and requirements for more community involvement. The South Lake Fire Safe Council is committed to staying active and working with the people in our district to keep our community safe. We are making some changes to our programs in order to comply with grant requirements so we can more readily compete for those grants.
Currently, we are unable to work on any shaded fuel breaks without complete funding from the community. Our chipping program has been modified in order to qualify for the limited funds available. From now on, only our supporting members will be eligible for our chipping services.
Tax deductible annual supporting memberships in the South Lake Fire Safe Council are now available for $25 entitling supporting members to 2 visits, totaling ½ hour of chipping per calendar year. It will also help fund our programs. There will be an additional $25 fee for each additional ½ hour up to 4 hours per calendar year.
We have provided chipping service to our members more than 1200 times. Several shaded fuel breaks in the area were done with the cooperation of the South Lake Fire Safe Council and the Konocti Conservation Camp.
We encourage anyone who is interested in protecting our neighborhoods to join. You can contact Liz Black at 987-9841 or click Support Membership and print out the form. Supporting Membership Applications are a tax-deductible donation and can be mailed to SLFSC, PO Box 1773, Middletown, CA 95461. Applications are also available at the Middletown Fire Station.
Your support is essential. Also, please attend the South Lake Fire Safe Council meetings which are held at 10 am the first Saturday of the month at the Middletown Fire Station on Hwy 175.
Request for Chipping
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