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FireSafe Council Continues to Battle Scotch Broom

It’s part of Nevada County’s heritage and landscape, and it looks really nice. However, it’s also a big problem when it comes to fire danger. * It * is a plant known as Scotch Broom…

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FireSafe Council of Nevada County Executive Director Joanne Drummond says it was once sold at local nurseries, but having vegetation like that near your outdoor grill or propane tank is a really bad idea. For years now, the FireSafe Council has been conducting what they call the Scotch Broom Challenge–a call to the community to help remove the problematic species…

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For example, the Placer Land Trust was out in the Canview Preserve area this past Saturday, and the South Yuba River Citizens League was along the river on Sunday. Many other groups are lined up in the weekends ahead. For more information or to get your group involved, you can go to the FireSafe Council’s website (www.areyoufiresafe.com).

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