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Mariposa County RCD Offers Free Help for Home Hardening

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) is launching a free program to help residents to harden their homes against wildfire. The new program includes a team of technical experts to perform an onsite assessment, and a list of recommendations specific to the home. When possible, they will also install ember screens on attic and crawlspace vents, ...

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UCCE to Offer Two-Part Pile Burning Workshop

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Winter can be a great time for pile burning brush and other woody debris around your home. Learning how to construct and prepare hand piles takes skill and an understanding of safety and weather considerations to minimize the risk of escape. The University of California Cooperative Extension invites community members to a 2-part pile burning workshop to ...

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UCCE to Offer Post-Fire Forest Resilience Workshop

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Save the Date! Register now for a California Post- Fire Forest Resilience Workshop! Post-Fire Resilience Workshop Flyer (PDF) Online every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. February 1 to March 15 and in-person field trips on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17. Hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension in collaboration with CAL FIRE, California Association of Resource Conservation ...

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PBA Info Session and Christmas VBS Coming Up

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — We’ve got two important events happening this week that you don’t want to miss. There were be a Prescribed Burn Association information session tomorrow night at the South Gate Brewing Company and a Christmas Vacation Bible School at the Calvary Chapel of the Sierra on Saturday. We’ll see you there! Prescribed Burn Association Information Session Thursday, December ...

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UCCE and Mariposa County to Offer Pest Management Workshop

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Mariposa County Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) will be presenting its annual 2022 Winter Integrated Pest Management workshop on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds in Building A. See map below. Join us for this workshop if you are interested in learning about the California Department of ...

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Prescribed Burn Association to Host Informational Session

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MARIPOSA — University of California Cooperative Extension will host an informational session about the local Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) on the back patio of The Grove House on Monday, November 7, from 5 – 7 p.m. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to interact with PBA members, learn about prescribed fire, and hear about upcoming opportunities to ...

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UCCE to Offer Rangeland And Livestock Management Training

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The University of California, Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Livestock & Natural Resources advisor for Mariposa & Merced Counties, Fadzayi Mashiri, in collaboration with three colleagues, is hosting a 2-day training course for ranchers and land managers. The training will be held on May 5 and 6, 2022, in the UCCE Merced office classroom on 2145 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, ...

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