Wildfire Season: It's Time to Cut Your Weeds and Brush
The City of Lakeport Hazardous Weed Abatement Regulations outlined in Section 8.28 of the Lakeport Municipal Code (LMC) defines dry vegetation creating fire hazard conditions as a nuisance and outlines a procedure that allows the City to abate declared nuisance properties if property owners do not self-abate such identified hazardous vegetation in a timely manner.
Dry vegetation is required to be abated at least once between May 1 and June 1 each year. The weed abatement standards are not a one-time observance. A property owner will likely need to remove dry vegetation on their property more than once during the year. The recent wildfires in our County has shown our community how imperative it is to prepare against wildfires and proper maintenance and abate hazardous weeds regularly during the high fire months, April through October.
For further guidance on how to maintain your defensible space, please contact the Lakeport Fire District or review materials available from CalFire at ReadyForWildfire.org
Do your part to keep our community fire-safe.