27 April 2013

Carbon Canyon Brush Pickup a Success

Volunteers from the Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council hard at work with brush brought by Canyon residents to the drop-off site on Canon Lane near Western Hills Park and Fire Station 64.
Today the Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council held the first of its two brush pick-up days for Canyon residents next to Western Hills Park and Chino Valley Independent Fire District Station 64. 

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., teams of Fire Safe Council volunteers assisted residents in off-loading approximately 14,000 pounds of plant material onto two large roll-off bins provided by Chino Hills Disposal with assistance from the City of Chino Hills.

Working as a well-oiled and coordinated team, these dedicated volunteers helped fill two of these roll-off bins with about 14,000 pounds of plant materials brought in about two-dozen loads.
With a deadline of 15 May looming for Canyon residents to remove brush as directed by inspectors of the Fire District, this program goes a long way towards removing plant material as part of a larger fire suppression effort.  Work of this kind is especially important this year because we had another low yield of rainfall, only about five inches, which means that, though there is still some greenery out there, the hills are getting browner, drier, and more fire-prone as we edge closer to summer.

With the second roll-off bin full and ready for removal, Fire Safe Council volunteers head home after a busy day.
With the fall fire season being historically the time when the worse blazes occur, the Council will be having another brush pick-up day at the same location and time at a date to be determined soon, so keep an eye on this blog for more information by logging onto www.CarbonCanyonFSC.com or calling the fire district at (909) 902-5280, extension 409.

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