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Fire Safe Council May Have to Close

Some dire news for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County…

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Executive Director Joanne Drummond says ‘Title Three’ was a federal grant for payment in lieu of timber taxes, but that program has not been available for the last several years. Drummond says as recently as five years ago, the council would get over a hundred-thousand dollars, but last year, they got a grant for only 28-thousand…

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The council has gotten private donations, and is also using reserves. Drummond says the financial struggle cannot be blamed on the community–donations and volunteers have been stellar…

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In addition to the chipping program, the Fire Safe Council has also helped in creating firewise communities, providing defensible space programs, and other services.

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