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Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Coming to Madera County

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MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a free hazardous waste drop-off at Yosemite High School, located at 50200 High School Road, in Oakhurst, CA. This drop-off is for Madera County residents only. Businesses will not be accepted. Acceptable Items Include AEROSOL CANS AMMONIA-BASED CLEANERS ANTIFREEZE BRAKE FLUID BATTERIES CELL PHONES COMPUTERS DEODORIZERS ...

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Prep for Fire Season With Defensible Spaces Around the Home

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MOUNTAIN COMMNUNITIES — Yosemite National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior want you to prepare for what is very likely to be a long and dry summer. There are many steps you can take NOW to prepare your home for the upcoming fire season. Consider the following ways you can protect you and your family this summer, such ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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Burn Permits Required May 1st In Mariposa County

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (CAL FIRE MMU) has announced that effective at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 1, all hazard reduction burning will require a CAL FIRE burn permit in Mariposa County. For piles larger than 4 x 4 feet, residents can obtain an LE-5 burn permit from any local CAL ...

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MCTCC and SWAT Work to Clean Up Tobacco Waste This Earth Day

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MADERA COUNTY — To celebrate Earth Day, the Madera County Tobacco Control Coalition (The Coalition) and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) are hosting a neighborhood cleanup effort on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The focus of the effort will be to identify and remove tobacco waste products at two locations, Sherwood Square Apartments, located at 821 ...

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Small Businesses Are Making Big Changes for the Planet

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YOSEMITE —  Sustainable tourism” is a term that is often tossed around at this time of year, but what exactly does it mean? The United Nations World Tourism Organization defines it as “tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future.” Yosemite inspires a love for nature, and now, travelers can ...

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Madera County Board of Supervisors Provide Direction on SB1383

Madera, Calif. – At the Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting today, Supervisors gave direction to County staff regarding the implementation of state mandated organic waste collection services pursuant to SB1383. In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016). SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level ...

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Caltrans Engages Communities at Clean California Event

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SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES – Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative is a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort to remove trash, create thousands of jobs, and engage communities to transform public spaces. In this News Flash, Caltrans shares with kids in the Inland Empire the importance of picking up litter in our neighborhoods. Over three years, Clean California will remove ...

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Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

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MARIPOSA — Effective Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8 a.m., the burn permit suspension in the State Responsibility Areas of Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE MMU Unit Chief Mike van Loben Sels is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning ...

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Bobby Macaulay Completes Final Bass Lake Cleanup for 2021

Bass Lake – Bobby Macaulay, who is running for Supervisor of Madera County’s District 5, notes that he has been spending free time on efforts like this for years. Now, as he meets and gets to know more people, he hopes to motivate them to participate with him.  “It was just common sense to make it a team effort” he ...

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