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Feb 2020 Firewise Work Party
Posted on Jan 13th, 2020
Firewise Work Party February 1st, 2020  9 am to noon. Bring your loppers, work gloves, saws, and hope for good weather. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come for all or part of the time. We will be working at Ken Schleif and Betty Long Schleif's place at 74 W Ponderosa Dr. They are part of our community cost share with the DNR. Your labor will help earn funds for the Ponderosa Firewise Fund, which can then be used for more community fuel reduction projects. See you there!
Homemade Washboard Removers
Posted on Dec 12th, 2019
View these videos of homemade dirt road washboard removers on YouTube. 
Firewise Go Fund Me
Posted on May 31st, 2019
Firewise has opened a Go Fund Me page under Ponderosa Park Firewise Needs Your Help.  If you are inclined to help your community's Firewise Program please access our Go Fund Me page and donate!  This will help us continue the chipping program and apply for grants.  To donate, click here to access our page.  Thank you neighbors.
Your Firewise committee has also brought our concerns to the planning meeting for the 5 year plan for Central Klickitat's Conservation District.  One of their goals is Forest Health and Wildfire Protection.  We are also looking at a couple of grants that we might be eligible for.
Firewise Sprint 2019 Work Party
Posted on Apr 8th, 2019
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, a group of volunteers from Ponderosa Park cleared the bitter brush from along Red Cedar.  A rainy day at the start but dry by the end.  Below is a before picture.
Some of the volunteers.
It's Firewise Time
Posted on Jan 10th, 2019
Remember to be Firewise! October through January is prime time for thinning and limbing. Now is also a great time to get a new burn permit from Rural 7 in Goldendale, since the old burn permits expired December 31st, 2018. Also, remember to get signed up for Reverse 911 for Klickitat County, and get alerts on your phone. Have a Happy and Safe New Year!
Firewise Volunteer Hours
Posted on Oct 3rd, 2018
If you are NOT doing a community or individual cost share, you can still help yourself and your community.  You can submit volunteer hours on this website for hours you spend thinning, limbing, and removing brush.  Look under Data Entry Forms, and fill out a Firewise Volunteer Sheet.  Dan Lennon, our DNR Forester, says that when we find and apply for grants, showing that we are working at being Firewise will increase our chances of receiving grants, even though the hours already accumulated don't count toward the grant.  If we do get a grant, that money can be put to use for projects that make us all safer.
Firewise Community Cost Share Program
Posted on Aug 12th, 2018
Sign up for Firewise Community Cost Share by August 15th, and get your chipping free! If we can get 10 or more neighbors to sign up, we can apply for a DNR community cost share. You do the thinning, limbing, and brush clearing on your own property. You commit to doing the work on the area you choose: one acre, two acres, 5 acres. You have two years to do the work after we get DNR approval (before the October to January best work time starts.) A member of the Firewise Committee will review your project with you. Then the DNR brings in a chipper and chips your slash twice a year for free! Act now. Sign ups needed ASAP. Community Cost Share sign up form available in data entry forms on this site or click here to bring up the form.
Getting Ready for Wildfires
Posted on Oct 19th, 2017
Do you understand the meaning of the Wildfire Evacuation Levels?  Have you heard of the Columbia Gorge Ready, Set, Go! initiative?  Go to the Firewise page for articles on both.

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