and is on the second page of the website. We would like to say thank you for the second video to Wildland Rx which has made that video available to Mosquito FSC.
We have had requests from our neighbors for periodic updates on the Mosquito Fire Safe Council Fuel Reduction and Defensible Space grant work in our community. Let me first just say that the Mosquito Fire Safe Council chose wisely when we hired the local office of the Resource Conservation District and Mark Egbert to be our professional grant manager. With his guidance and expertise, the best contractors for the job were hired. We appreciate all their hard work!
104 acres along both sides of Rock Creek Road and 69 acres so far along Swansboro Road, Claim St., Claim Court and One Eye Creek area have been treated with mastication, limbing and general wildfire fuel reduction with an additional 50+ acres remaining to be treated. This is an incredible amount of wildfire fuel mitigation creating safety for our community! This together with the defensible space work each of our Mosquito community neighbors have performed are contributing greatly to our fire safety and in kind match required by the grant.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone for tracking and turning in your tracking sheets! Keep them coming.
Mosquito Fire Safe Council has submitted applications for subsequent grants towards more wildfire fuels mitigation and education for our Mosquito Community. More on that in our next update.
Congratulations go out to two Mosquito Fire Safe Council board members for their election to the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Executive Board.
Together We Can Achieve More.
Mosquito FSC Grant Coordinator
members, who are also associates with the Mosquito FSC. Connell Persico and Karen Pullin. Connell has been named as the El Dorado County FSC vice-president. Karen Pullin is now serving as the Secretary of the El Dorado County FSC. Connell and Karen shall keep the county's fire safe council, and the Mosquito FSC, in tandem to ensure a fire safe community.
Farmers Markets are here to help out those that need assistance for getting you food. Please see the attached list for areas from Pollock Pines, Placerville, and Cameron Park.
The mission of the Mosquito Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of the Mosquito Fire Protection District and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation and action.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
The information below has been added at the request of El Dorado County Fire Safe Council. Information provided will help make your home more defensible and help create a Fire Safe community. If we attain the status of a Fire Safe community we may be able to not only protect our homes but also obtain reductions in property insurance for fire coverage. We must all participate in these endeavors.
The following are two CalFire links-
- and additional resources are below.
The information below was presented at the November 5th meeting regarding the CWPP grant. The link below is of a short audio only presentation for a snippet of the information from the November 5th meeting. Click HERE for that audio.
The county vegetation management ordinance, 5101, is effective May 30, 2019. A copy of the ordinance can be found below. However, the county has created an informative set of webpages with a FAQ section as well. To view those webpages click HERE.
obtain a burn permit. Good news is that you can save time and do it all online. Complete their application, submit, and then print out your burn permit all within minutes.
Click HERE to get yours.
They do require you view a short (3 minute) video before you can beginning filling out their online form.
Need assistance with creating a defensible space at your primary residence in El Dorado County's west slope area? This service is only available to veterans (including surviving spouses) regardless of age and/or seniors age 60 or older, who are financially unable to afford vegetation removal on your property and physically unable to do the work.
Find out more about this free service by clicking HERE.
As a Swansboro resident SCPOA and the Mosquito Fire Safe Council are offering you a 'no cost to you' chipping program. The request form can be downloaded by clicking the file link below. Please read the entire form, which can be filled out online, and submit it to the email address located at the bottom of the form. Important note: Chipping will be done by SCPOA's maintenance workers. They will have final determination as to what they will or will not chip. They will also chip back onto your property so ensure a clear area is available. As a reminder your time spent to prepare a defensible space, as well as the SCPOA maintenance team's time, is an 'in kind' participation and counts towards the grant received from the US Forest Service. Please download your tracking sheet by clicking below. Additional program information can be found HERE.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (Inciweb)
US Forest Service (Eldorado Nat'l Forest)
MOSQUITO FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
6369 LOG CABIN LANE
PLACERVILLE, CA 95667
Note: meetings are held on an as needed basis. Meetings are also held monthly in conjunction with the EDC Fire Safe Council. Refer to their website for day and time.