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Community Work Days 2014

Jul 16, 2014 (16:29:00)

This summer, the Tahoe Douglas FPD will be conducting the 2nd Annual Community Work Days program to provide assistance and guidance to residents of the district in creating defensible space around their homes.   Residents who participated last year enjoyed being able to have their slash (brush, limb wood and small trees) chipped without scheduling appointments. 

This summer, in addition to chipping services, the Zephyr Fire Crew will be on hand to help residents with some of the more difficult landscaping chores, such as cutting brush and small trees when needed to improve fire safety around the house.    The dates and locations of Community Work Days are listed on the back. During Work Days, the Zephyr Crew will be driving throughout the community, chipping any road side slash piles. On these days, you can stop the Crew and request cutting assistance; they will be driving through the community looking for those who need help. Please take advantage of this free service and let us help you make your home defensible against wildfire!
In addition, the Tahoe Douglas FPD is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service to create a Defensible Space demonstration site in each community. This site will receive a defensible space treatment that residents will be able to review and use as an example of how defensible space work around their home should look. This site will be identified with a banner and the three primary clearance zones will be marked: The Noncombustible Zone (5’ from the home), the Lean and Clean Zone (30’ from home) and the Wildland Fuel Reduction Zone (100’ from the home). Residents whose homes are located adjacent to National Forest System lands can conduct similar work beyond their property line through the Forest Service’s Defensible Space Homeowners Agreement and Stewardship programs.
Community Work Days will take place in seven neighborhoods of the Tahoe Douglas FPD on the following dates:
1)      Cave Rock – July 12
2)      Lake Ridge / Hidden Woods– July 19
3)      Skyland – July 26
4)      Zephyr Heights / Zephyr Knolls / Marla Bay – August 2
5)      Round Hill – August 9
6)      Chimney Rock / Lower Kingsbury – August 16
7)      Upper Kingsbury – August 23
* The Zephyr Fire Crew will be available to provide assistance to residents 8am -5pm
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Aug 08, 2014 (13:12:00)
Zephyr Crew's Glenbrook Project Wins TRPA "Best in Basin" Award

May 14, 2013 (08:40:00)

During 2012 homeowners in the Logan Creek community approached the Fire District about the heavy fuels in the community.  They noted that the U.S. Forest Service was working on their land.  But the lots in Logan Creek are so steep, and the soils so loose, that removing vegetation cut during defensible space treatments was nearly impossible.  So the Fire District agreed to complete the defensible space work and then pile burn the resulting slash if the community could put together a complete project that addressed both the individual hazard and hazard to the community.  In the end, 15 of 19 homeowners joined together and completed defensible space and now the piles are curing so that they can be burned in the fall of 2013.  The project illustrates that even when there are physical barriers to completing defensible space work there is always a way to get the work done.

Pile Burning - Zephyr Crew

May 14, 2013 (08:41:00)

The Zephyr Crew conducts regular pile burns throughout the fall, winter, and spring. Lingering smoke may be seen. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Crew Supervisor Keegan Schafer at 775-848-6277.

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