Three Winter Thoughts

Post date: Nov 27, 2016 8:03:37 PM

As you read this, fire preparedness season is upon us. This is a great time to clean up your defensible space. On the one hand, backyard burn season begins December 1, on the other with brush and saplings greening up, chipping is especially easy and chips will have a chance to begin composting into soil.

Look around your neighborhood. Chances are that you and your neighbors have only one way in and one way out. Is that way secure in case of wildfire: 5’-10’ cleared on either side of the roadway, with branches trimmed up 15’? Consider getting together with your neighbors to ensure that it is and to plan for emergencies. Remember, your Fire Safe Council is here to provide advice & assistance; for certain projects, we can also facilitate help from Ben Lomond Camp crews.

Finally, in this season of giving and thankfulness, we especially appreciate donations to help us carry out our mission.