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Contact: Jenise Wagar-Hernandez, 805.804.7735
For Immediate Release
September 6, 2018

Central Free Green Yard Waste Drop Off Event in Santa Paula

The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) is hosting a free and easy way for homeowners to create defensible space around their homes with a green yard waste drop off event on September 15, 2018 at Steckel Park. The free event will take place from 9am to 2pm in the Stone Cabin Campground area of Steckel Park in Santa Paula. Homeowners can bring in any green yard waste cleared from their property.There will be a dumpster on site for green yard waste materials that are not able to be chipped (ie: palm fronds, tree stumps, etc).

According to CVCFSC Project Manager Charlotte Crocker, “With the end of a long, hot, dry summer this is the perfect time to do some additional yard cleanup to be sure properties have good clearance around their homes. In light of the recent Thomas Fire we are proud to be able to offer such a valuable service to residents, supporting them in their efforts to make their property fire-safe”. Sustained high temperatures and drought conditions over the past six years have created dangerous fire conditions and chipping is a great way to clear your property of potential fire hazards.

The event is free, but homeowners are encouraged to apply on line at www.cvcfiresafe.org. The first 25 to sign up on-line will receive a free homeowner toolkit backpack. There are specific requirements related to the type of material that can be chipped. Residents are encouraged to visit the website for details or call 805.402.6092 for more information.

Funding is provided by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council. The CVCFSC is working with the Ventura County Fire Protection District to offer this service.

The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods and infrastructure through programs of action, education and collaboration with the community.

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The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council, U.S Forest Service or the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the California Fire Safe Council or the U.S. Government.

Contact: Jenise Wagar-Hernandez, 805.804.7735
For Immediate Release
June 30, 2017

Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council Receives Federal Grant

The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) is pleased to announce they have been awarded a $79,948 grant to implement 17 free Chipper Day Events in western Ventura County over the next two years. Funding is provided by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council. The CVCFSC is working with the Ventura County Fire Protection District, and Fire Departments from the cities of Ventura, Santa Paula and Fillmore to implement the project.

According to CVCFSC Project Manager Charlotte Crocker, “We are honored to receive this federal grant to expand our fire mitigation and education efforts . This project gives us a unique opportunity to collaborate with local Ventura County fire agencies and we are proud to be able to offer such a valuable service to residents, supporting them in their efforts to make their property fire-safe”. Sustained high temperatures and drought conditions over the past five years have created dangerous fire conditions and chipping is a great way to clear your property of potential fire hazards. In addition, the grant provides funding for a community education and outreach campaign designed to teach residents ways to keep their property safe and to mitigate damage from potential fires.

The dates for the Chipper Days will be available on the CVCFSC website in August. Visit www.cvcfiresafe.org or call 805.804.7735 for more information. The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods and infrastructure through programs of action, education and collaboration with the community. Community members, businesses and agricultural organizations interested in learning more about the

The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council, U.S Forest Service or the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the California Fire Safe Council or the U.S. Government

The mission of the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is to reduce the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods and infrastructure, through an aggressive program of action, education and collaboration with local, state and federal fire protection agencies.