CASCADEL WOODS — The new slate of directors for Cascadel Mutual Water Company [CMWC] was announced at the September 25 board meeting. The 2021–2022 board of directors includes longtime board members and one new director:
• Stan Eggink, President
• Ed Rose, Vice President
• Steve Johansen, Treasurer
• Ken Trapp, Secretary
• Michael Delaney, Director of Communications
The board oversees and directs operations for CMWC, a nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation established in 1963. The corporation, owned by community residents, manages the privately-owned water system serving 134 homes in Cascadel Woods and oversees 4.5 miles of privately maintained public access roads in this unincorporated community in Madera County, California. In addition, volunteers serve in the Firewise Brigade, actively working to harden the area against wildfire and training to fight fires until first responders arrive.
During the 2017 Mission Fire and the 2020 Creek Fire, the water company provided nearly one million gallons to fire agencies responding from throughout California and as far away as Idaho to fight the massive conflagration in the surrounding region.
About Cascadel Woods
Bounded by the Sierra National Forest, the Cascadel Woods subdivision, formed in 1957, covers more than 250 acres of gently rolling heavy woodlands, including nearly 48 acres of open land dedicated to the recreational use of Cascadel Woods property owners. Situated in the mountains east of North Fork, Cascadel Woods is a Firewise USA® Community sanctioned by the National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] for more than 11 years.
Abundant wildlife also thrives in this part of the forest. Whiskey Creek flows through the community and picturesque features include a manmade pond and a breathtaking waterfall that crashes down hundreds of feet on its way to the San Joaquin River.