On Monday, October 8 crews will begin the removal of invasive Acacia and French broom on approximately 1.4 acres of road front property between Rollingwoods Drive and Lockewood Lane. The work is to prevent wildfire and improve safety along the Graham Hill corridor. Designated as a high priority by Cal Fire, the project will help to ensure safe travel along this critical access route in the case of wildfire.
The selective clearing can also have a positive impact on sensitive species by improving critical wildlife habitat and reducing the risk of catastrophic fire.
Funding for this project was awarded to the RCD through a grant from Cal Fire. For more information contact Angie Gruys at the RCD at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 831-464-2950 x22
The RCD works with local fire agencies, fire protection districts and fire safe councils to implement recommendations in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and conduct a multitude of public outreach, workshops and educational efforts emphasizing fire safe awareness and prevention.
For more information on how residents can prepare for wildfire visit: www.firesafesantacruz.org