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Oak Fire And PG&E’s Recycled Dirt Program

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MARIPOSA—Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is currently in the process of implementing The Recycled Dirt Program in the Oak Fire burn scar. The program is a new PG&E community service that provides non-hazardous excavation dirt to recipients located nearby our service centers. The soil comes from the excavation of our construction projects. PG&E is committed to reducing energy, water and ...

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Oak Fire Debris Removal Community Meetings

MARIPOSA–Mariposa County Residents who have been impacted by the Oak Fire and lost their homes will have the opportunity to learn about the next steps to recovery. 127 homes were destroyed in the Oak Fire during July and August, earlier this year. The fire is now 98% contained. Mariposa County has partnered with the State to provide debris removal at ...

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Free Dump Day in Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Caltrans District 6 will be hosting a Clean California Free Dump Day in Madera County. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 6 will hold a Clean California Free Dump Day. Caltrans will have staff on-site to accept household waste and approved debris at no charge. The following items will not be accepted: NO treated wood waste, ...

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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

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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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