Community Meeting on Hazardous Tree Removal & Wildfire Awareness

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 17, 2018 / comments

[PRpond via County Supervisor Michael Ranalli]

Supervisor Ranalli said, "a community meeting for outreach on upcoming hazardous tree removal projects along Hwy 193 and Hwy 49."  He adds, "the South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy group is working on a 'Chili Bar to Georgetown' fuel reduction project(s)... It made sense to include the Fire Safe Councils and the County OES, Disaster Preparedness, and Animal Services presentations to round out the opportunity to demonstrate the cooperative efforts."

Via Media Release:
Placerville, CA. — El Dorado County Supervisor Michael Ranalli invites the residents of the Georgetown Divide and North County Region to join him and representatives from State. County and local community organizations to learn more about hazardous tree removal projects planned for the Divide and North County regions and to learn more about how you and your community can better prepare for disasters, including wildfires. 

Representatives from the following agencies and organizations will be in attendance to provide information on scheduled hazardous tree removal projects, planning efforts for fuel reduction projects and fire adapted communities, the importance of defensible space for individual properties as well as an entire community, and the importance of preparing for a disaster: 

• State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) 
• El Dorado County Department of Transportation 
• El Dorado County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Service 
• Georgetown, Garden Valley and Mosquito Fire Protection Districts 
• State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) 
• South Fork American River Cohesive Strategy-Chili Bar to Georgetown Fuels Reduction 
• El Dorado County, Georgetown and Mosquito Fire Safe Councils 
• El Dorado County Emergency Preparedness & Response 
• El Dorado County Animal Services 

This meeting is an opportunity for residents to learn more about the cooperative efforts between these agencies to remove hazardous trees, plan for large-scale fuel reduction projects and help your community be prepared in the event of a disaster. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m. Golden Sierra Junior-Senior High School - Gymnasium 5101 Garden Valley Road, Garden Valley, CA 95633 

Supervisor Michael Ranalli District IV, Board of Supervisors County of El Dorado.
For more information please contact or call (530) 621-6513.