By Susan A. Neufeld
Mountain Communities – Free “Chipper Days” are being hosted by Rim Fire Safe Council throughout the mountain communities. It’s an effort to assist homeowners by creating defensible space and making their homes defensible in the event of a vegetation fire.
Leaves, pine needles, painted wood, trash and construction site lumber cannot be chipped.
Chipper Days is offered on the following dates:
CRESTLINE, WATERMAN CANYON , GREEN VALLEY LAKE
June 4th, July 9th, August 6th and September 4th (after the holiday)
RUNNING SPRINGS AND ARROWBEAR
June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, and September 10th
For dates in the Lake Arrowhead area go to: http://www.ArrowheadFSC.net for details.
Remember, you need to register your request online by 7 p.m. the Sunday (or Monday, if it is a holiday weekend) of the target weekend. We send the property list to the contractors late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Chipping should be completed within two weeks of the target weekend. Delays may occur due to weather or high volume of requests.
To register visit: http://www.MountainRimFSC.org. Homeowners with our computer access can register by phone (toll free) (866) 923-3473.
This program is free of charge thanks to the funding from CAL FIRE’S State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund Fire Prevention grant Program.