CLERC & North Shore Fire District Present: Free Community Chipping
THE CLEAR LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER LAUNCHED IT'S COMMUNITY CHIPPING PROGRAM IN SUMMER OF 2023. THIS PROGRAM WAS FUNDED BY THE USDA, FOREST SERVICE; COMMUNITY WILDFIRE DEFENSE GRANT, BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE ACT.
The goal of this program is to create defensible space around any infrastructure. This county wide chipping program is modeled after the South Lake Fire Safe Council chipping program. Thanks to their successful program, the rest of the county benefits from their experience. The project is administered by CLERC, implemented by the Hogback Ridge Fuels Crew and supported by Lake County Firewise Community. A true Lake County collaboration!
Dates and Locations
Upper Lake 6/16+6/19
Paperwork due by 6/9
Lakeport and Scotts Creek 6/29+6/30
Paperwork due by 6/23
Tentative: Lower Lake and Clearlake 7/14+7/18
Paperwork due by 7/7
Coming to a Community Near You!
How it works:
- Residents will be required to fill out the Chipping Request form and a Right of Entry/ Hold Harmless Agreement form online, or they can print a copy, fill it out and mail it to PO Box 636 Lakeport, CA 95453 a week before a scheduled community chipping day.
- Residents will need to follow very specific guidelines to create rows of vegetation from their defensible space activities.
- If the materials are not stacked appropriately or not in an accessible area, your materials will not be chipped.
GUIDELINES TO ENSURE SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE CHIPPING
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ENSURE CHIPPING
WHAT WILL PREVENT CHIPPING