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FREE Curbside Palm Frond and Arundo ONLY Chipping Available March 23-27, 2020

Mornin’ All Zones chipping fans,

On-line registration opens for ALL Zones on 3/02/20 for Palm & Arundo chipping ONLY.  This event will take place March 23-27, 2020.  No other materials are eligible for chipping during this event. Click here to sign up

This service will be available twice this year to customers in all our zones.  This is the first Palm/Arundo chipping event this year.

Event Specific Rules

Please follow the regular Curbside Chipping Rules but in addition, because of the special nature of Palm Fronds and Arundo, we ask that fresh cut materials dry for at least 2 weeks before the event.  When stacking your piles, we have found that having the stems, or big ends, face away from the chipper works best and they should be located where the chips may be piled since the chipper we use for these events cannot broadcast chips over a great distance!

Thanks for your interest in keeping our community safer from wildfire and watch for rattlesnakes!

Regards,
Dennis Larsen
Volunteer/Chipping Mgr
chipping@greateralpinefsc.org

https://www.greateralpinefsc.org/

 

Wildfire Preparedness Event for the Community of Alpine – June 8, 2019

The Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council and Back Country Land Trust is having another great community education event for Wildfire Preparedness on Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Alpine Creek Town Center (In front of Barons & Kahoots) from 10am to 2pm.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about emergency preparation to help you get ready for wildfire and emergencies. Organizations will be on hand to talk about their programs and answer questions. For more info please contact Bonnie J. Burchill, Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Grants Program at 1-619-722-7512 or email bonnie@sunrisepowerlinkgrants.com

Reflective Fire Code-Compliant Address Markers

Do you know what the County of San Diego Consolidated Fire Code standards are for residential house numbers?

1. Numbers shall be placed on all new and existing buildings and at appropriate locations

2. Plainly visible and legible from the street or roadway fronting the property when approaching from either direction

3. The numbers shall contrast with their background or be reflective

4. Numbers shall be 4 inches high with a ½ inch stroke

The Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council now provides support for creation of reflective address signs. The signs are $25.00 each, the 4” white numbers are reflective, the metal sign is either blue for parcels with a 4 inch standpipe and a 5,000 gallon or larger functioning water tank OR green for parcels without a water tank. The signs are easily seen at night, in the fog or smoke. To order sign if home is in the Alpine area: please call 1-469-993-4141. Year 2019 approved Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation grants must meet code address standards to receive a grant reimbursement.

The Alpine and other grant area Address Marker Order Forms are available at the Sunrise Grants office: 2241 W. Victoria Dr. Alpine. Grants office Phone: 1-619-722-7512

 

FREE Curbside Palm Frond & Arundo Chipping Year End Dates: November 12-16, 2018

Pilot Curbside Palm Frond and Arundo Chipping Program

Dear Chipping Fans,

As we noted several months ago we have been unable to chip palm fronds and Arundo but in 2018 all that changed!!  Now, courtesy of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, we have a brand new Eliet Pro Cross Country Chipper that solves that problem and we have started a pilot Curbside Palm Frond & Arundo Chipping Program!

In order to finish out this year our final event will take place in:           

Zone 5 & 7               November 12 – 16, 2018

This is your reminder that on-line registration opens for your Zones Monday, Oct. 22.  This event will follow the current Curbside Chipping process.

The news for 2019 is even better – we will offer this service twice per year to customers in all our zones!  I have attached the full Curbside Chipping Schedule for 2019 for your delight.

Additional Rules

You must follow the regular Curbside Chipping Rules but in addition, because of the special nature of palm fronds and Arundo, your green cut piles must dry out for at least 2 but no more than 4 weeks before the event.  When stacking your piles, we have found that is works better to have the stems face away from the chipper, but they should still be located where the chips may be piled.  The Eliet chipper cannot broadcast chips over a great distance!

And the good news is that this is a No Cost Service! For more info please email chipping@greateralpinefsc.org

Visit our website at www.greateralpinefsc.org

GAFSC FREE CURBSIDE CHIPPING in WEST FIRE AREAS (Zone 3) – September 17-21, 2018

Registration is open for the GAGSC (Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council) West Fire Areas dedicated FREE CHIPPING EVENT in Zone 3 (See map here) during the week of September 17 -21, 2018. Registration deadline is September 14, 2018. This is a FREE SERVICE for Alpine residents. All you need to do is check out website to see if you are in this zone (We have other chipping dates for other zones) Stack your cut limbs and brush as instructed on our website and we will Chip it for you! Please see our website for more info: http://greateralpinefsc.org

If you have any questions at all please contact Dennis Larsen – Volunteer/Chipping Manager at chipping@greateralpinefsc.org

FREE CHIPPING of Downed, Charred, Trimmed Tree Branches in the VIEW STREETS – July 16-20, 2018

July 12, 2018 – Two of us with the Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council (GAFSC) toured the View streets in Alpine yesterday and it appears that some folks may be interested in chipping downed &/or charred limbs or branches. This next week, July 16-20, is our regular Zone 3 chipping event which includes the View streets. We will chip ANY of the subject materials staged by the curb or along a driveway as we pass thru, registration will not be required and materials should be staged by Sunday the 15th.

We ask that our normal rules be observed, for clarity we cannot chip any building materials, and that the crew can get in and out; for more info see: www.greateralpinefsc.org.

*We intend to offer an additional stand alone Emergency Free Chipping event to the fire victims in this area at a time and date that is approved by AFPD Fire Marshal.

Thank you,

Dennis Larsen

Volunteer/Chipping Mgr

chipping@greateralpinefsc.org

 

Curbside Palm Frond & Arundo Chipping Programs Introduced by Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council!

The Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council is introducing two new programs: A curbside palm frond and Arundo chipping program.

 

Dear Chipping Fans,

For years we have been unable to chip palm fronds and Arundo but in 2018 all that changed!!  Now, courtesy of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, we have a brand new Eliet Pro Cross Country Chipper that solves that problem and we are starting a pilot Curbside Palm Frond & Arundo Chipping Program!  We will start by offering this program once per year to customers in all our zones, following the schedule below:

Zone 1, 2, 3, 4: September 3 – 7, 2018
Zone 5, 6, 7: November 12 – 16, 2018               

We will advertise these events at the beginning of each quarter for chipping two months later.  We will send you a reminder by email then and another when on-line registration opens for your Zone, which will follow the current Curbside Chipping process.

Additional Rules

You must follow the regular Curbside Chipping Rules but in addition, because of the special nature of palm fronds and Arundo, your green cut piles must dry out for at least 2 but no more than 4 weeks before the event. When stacking your piles, make sure the stems face the chipper, and are located where the chips may be piled.  The Eliet chipper does not broadcast chips!

And the good news is that this is a No Cost Service!

For more info please email Neville Connell HERE or visit our website at www.GreaterAlpinefsc.org

 

 

$2,278.30 SUNRISE POWERLINK GRANT: Your Property May Be Eligible!

Fire Mitigation Grants Program Grants are available to eligible parcels to assist homeowners for the creation of defensible space or for approved residential structure hardening improvements.

However, last year, the grant ran out of funds early. If you are interested, be sure and put in your application ASAP! If you are the owner of an eligible property, you may submit a completed application and apply for a grant up to a maximum of $2,278.30.

Application Period Start: Jan 2, 2018
Application Period End: Mar 2, 2018
Work Completed: Jul 20, 2018
Receipts Received: Jul 31, 2018

FOR ALL DETAILS & APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK HERE

https://www.sunrisepowerlinkgrants.com/2018

 

Upcoming Informational OPEN HOUSE Dates in the Back Country:

Grants Program OPEN HOUSE – ALPINE 1/17/2018
Year 2018 Grants Program information Open House. SPFMG will be available to discuss grant program details and answer Questions. Wednesday January 17, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 PM Alpine Community Center 1830 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901

Grants Program Presentation – Boulevard 1/23/2018
Grants Program Presentation Old Boulevard Fire Dept Training Room 39919 Hwy 94 Tuesday January 23rd 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Grants Program Presentation – Potrero 1/25/2018
Grants Program Presentation Potrero Library 24883 Potrero Valley Road Thursday January 25th 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Grants Program Presentation – Descanso 1/27/2018
Grants Program presentation Saturday January 27th Descanso Library 9545 River Drive 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Grants Program Presentation – Jacumba 1/30/2018
Grants Program Presentation Tuesday January 30, 2018 Highland Center 44681 Old Hwy 80 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 

For additional information please call 619.722.7512 or email info@sunrisepowerlinkgrants.com

GAFSC (Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council) Free Alpine Chipping Program Changes for 2018

Hi Chipping Fans! Last year was a fabulous year in our world of Defensible Space due to all of your hard work creating and/or maintaining your defensible space!  But as the year progressed, we found that each two-zone chipping event became a larger and larger challenge for our chipping crew to complete in the week allotted because of volume of brush you all cut and stacked.  And that is a GOOD thing!  The downside was that our crew was overwhelmed at times and our service to you customers suffered.  So in 2018 we are revising our procedures to create more customer and crew friendly events.   Please check out these new procedures and schedule for 2018 on Our Website (www.greateralpinefsc.org)

1-31-11 GAFSC at our house! (8)

The first change is that each event will be for one zone only.  So when registering, please use our new Zone Map to confirm which zone your project property is in.   Then note that each event is now spread over the number days our chipping crew will be working.   Finally, note that the TOTAL VOLUME [Length x Width at Base x Height] of your pile MUST be less of 4000 cu ft.  If you have multiple piles, add the volumes of each pile to get your Total Volume.

 

Thanks for your interest in keeping our community safer from wildfire.

Dennis Larsen

Volunteer/Chipping Mgr

chipping@greateralpinefsc.org

Wildfire Preparedness Day at the Alpine Community Center – May 20, 2017

Alpine’s National Prizewinning Project at the Alpine Community Center

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) is hosting a “Wildfire Preparedness Day” at the Alpine Community Center from 9am-12noon. Come see the fuel-reduction demonstration project along Alpine Creek (behind the Alpine Academy/Julian Charter School). This project will showcase the work of the Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council and East County Transitional Living Center and demonstrate to homeowners what a good defensible space project should look like. Volunteers will have the chance to participate in protecting and enhancing native plants on-site or helping with clean up along the creek. Local organizations on hand to talk about their programs and answer questions include:
* Alpine Fire Protection District
* Sunrise Powerlink Grants Program
* Back Country Land Trust
* Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council
* East County Transitional Living Center
* State Farm Insurance / Laurie Hallihan

BBQ lunch provided by Kiwanis Club of Alpine! Funding for this project provided by grants from the: California Fire Safe Council, National Fire Protection Association, State Farm Insurance, with in-kind contributions from Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council, Back Country Land Trust, Alpine Community Center and Alpine Kiwanis Club.

Back Country Land Trust
619.504.8181
backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com

http://www.backcountrylandtrust.org

http://www.wrightsfield.org

www.facebook.com/BackCountryLandTrust

www.facebook.com/WrightsField

 

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