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RE/MAX Properties of the Summit, Breckenridge, Colorado
The Summit County WIldfire Council announced its 2013 Hazardous Fuel Reduction
Grant Program. The program is available to Summit County landowners and
homeowner groups for the purpose of offsetting the cost of wildfire fuel
reduction efforts, such as tree removal projects. Homeowners who participate in
the program will be eligible to have up to half the cost of their defensible
space project reimbursed.
Defensible space is an area around a structure
where fuels and vegetation are treated, cleared or reduced to slow the spread of
wildfire toward the structure. Defensible space also reduces the chance of a
structure fire moving from the building to the surrounding forest and creates a
safe zone for firefighters to carry out their work. Defensible space creation
around homes and communities is one step people can take to reduce the impact of
In order to prevent the spread of noxious weeds, all
Wildfire Council grant applicants must develop a weed-management plan with the
assistance of the Summit County Weed Control Manager.
The 2013 Hazardous
Fuels Reduction Grant Program application period will run until April 26.
Interested community members can download a grant application from Summit
County's Colorado State University Extension webpage at www.co.summit.co.us/extension.
For more information,
contact Dan Schroder at (970)
Courtesy of the Summit Daily Newstesy..
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