24 April 2016

Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council Brush Drop Off A Success

Yesterday's Brush Drop Off program, coordinated by the Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council, went great.

From 8 a.m. until about Noon, a few Council volunteers assisted residents from the Chino Hills portion of the canyon, in unloading and filling a 40-foot long roll-off bin of all kinds of cut material, from brush to tree limbs and other items.

This program is made possible with funding from the City of Chino Hills and the bin dropped off and picked up by Chino Hills Disposal, as well as the coordination of Council chairperson Charlie Blank.

The haul was pretty impressive--somewhere from 7,000 to 8,000 pounds of flammable plant material was removed from the canyon.

With yet another dry winter in our region portending what will almost certainly be a high risk for wildfires this summer and fall, anything we can do to mitigate that risk in the way of brush removal becomes that much more important.

So, thanks to the Carbon Canyon Fire Safe Council, the City of Chino Hills, Chino Hills Disposal, and participating residents for the collaborative effort on reducing wildfire risk in our canyon!

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