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CRCD Crews Chop Downed Logs Into Shared Firewood

MOUNTAIN AREA — Does someone you know have fallen trees littering their landscape, and really needs help to clear the hazard?

Good news: the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) has received a grant to hire crews to cut wood and help with this problem. One condition of the plan is that the person who gets the assistance then donates a portion of the resulting firewood to another person in need.

“The grant is to help people chop firewood,” says Anne Melrose, Executive Director of the CRCD. “If you have downed logs on your property and you want to get rid of them, we will bring a crew and chop it with the condition that you will donate a portion to those in need in the community.”

Need-based assistance will be determined through local churches and Manna House, the CRCD says, adding that individuals in the community who are interested in the program can contact them for more information. The situation will be assessed and the work is expected to be done in July or August.

The funds to pay for the work are coming from a Department of Conservation grant to the CRCD.

For more information, contact Anne Melrose by phone at (559) 676-7636 or via email ammelrose0@gmail.com.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District

The Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD) is responsible for soil and water conservation work within its boundaries. The district governing board is appointed, and it is their job to plan and carry out long-range programs based on the conservation work needed in their area.

Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are local units of government organized by local residents under State law. The CRCD was established in 1968. Districts operate on the premise that local people know more about local problems than anyone else.

The CRCD Board of Directors includes Jay Seslowe, Marcia Freedman, Roger Tucker, Wade  Wheeler and Aaron Kern.

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at the North Fork Mill Site at 9 a.m.

 

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