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Yosemite/Sequoia RC&DC Awarded Water and Environment Grant

OAKHURST – The Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) is announcing that it is a recipient of an American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment grant, focusing on restoring the Oakhurst River Parkway. The Oakhurst River Parkway Trail Restoration Project will allocate grant funds to initiate a comprehensive Project Environmental Assessment. This foundational step involves conducting thorough pre- ...

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Empowering Community: Fire Safe Council Survey Needs YOU!

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Eastern Madera Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is building plans for regional high-impact fuel reduction measures. Although projects are developed in close collaboration and council with agency experts, they need to have citizen voices accounted for. They need to hear from residents. The most effective plans to develop a more fire-adapted community and fire-resistant landscape are going to include ...

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Shaded Fuel Break Planned for Mariposa County

Destructive forest fire with thick smoke and flames engulfing the trees in the background.

MARIPOSA COUNTY – The Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council (Y/S RC&DC) is thrilled to unveil the latest initiative in our ongoing commitment to wildfire prevention and community safety: the Mariposa Strategic Wildfire Mitigation Project. Spanning an area of approximately 70 acres or 1.5 miles along Boyer and Homestead Road. This project involves the a comprehensive approach to wildfire mitigation, aiming to ...

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Homeowner Assistance Available for Defensible Space

MADERA COUNTY–The Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council (EMCFSC) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for Defensible Space Assistance, chipping, and hazard tree removal. EMCFSC has resources available to assist low-income, tribal, elderly, or otherwise disadvantaged residents. Residents identified as vulnerable in Eastern Madera County (EMC) with establishing defensible space in compliance with regional code ordinances. ...

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Frank Bigelow Jr. Receives Cal Fire Appointment

SACRAMENTO—The Cal Fire Office of the State Fire Marshall is excited to announce the appointment of Frank Bigelow to Deputy Director of Community Wildfire Preparedness & Mitigation with the Office of the State Fire Marshal. 20 Years of Experience 2004 Chief Bigelow began his CAL FIRE career as a Fire Fighter I at the Ahwahnee Station in the Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), ...

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Madera County: A Better Place to Live, Work, and Play

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By Bobby Macaulay.  As Chief of Staff for Madera County District 5, I often receive calls from residents that can no longer afford to live in the area. Rising costs of living and housing shortages are forcing people to move to more urban areas. No one should have to leave their home to find a more affordable life and better ...

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Free Workshop On Firescaping Your Property

Written by Bob Labozetta — MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Detwiler Fire ravaged nearly 82,000 acres and burned 63 homes. Where should we go now, what should we have done to make our homes safe, and what should we be doing to help our land recover? Michael S. Beaudoin of the Mariposa County Fire Safe Council will present a free workshop ...

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