Who can join the Willow Creek Fire Safe Council?
Membership is open to everyone. Annual membership dues are $5 per person per calendar year.
When are the meetings?
Membership meetings are held at 6:oo p.m. immediately prior to the Board of Directors meetings in April, July, and October. Directors of the corporation are elected by members at the annual membership meeting on the first Thursday in October at 6:00 p.m.
Board of Directors meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Willow Creek Community Services District office on Willow Road in Willow Creek. The meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wants to come is welcome to attend.
What does the Willow Creek Fire Safe Council do?
The Willow Creek Fire Safe Council implements many projects first hand. We conduct chipper days for the community to help people clear the brush around their homes. We assist the elderly of the community to keep their homes fire safe, We help keep our community clean by working in the Adopt-a-Highway program.
The Willow Creek Fire Safe Council also works with federal, state, county and local agencies to coordinate projects and communicate priorities to reduce flammable vegetation. An important part of this process is developing and maintaining a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The council also works with the community by sponsoring educational and fun events like the Firewise Community Fair & Youth Ecology Day.
What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) ?
The CWPP enables a community to plan how it will reduce the risk of wildfire. The plan identifies strategic sites and methods for fuel reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries. Benefits of having a CWPP include National Fire Plan funding priority for projects identified in a CWPP.