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Released by: Permit Sonoma
For Immediate Release

County Chipping Program Engages Residents in Wildfire Prevention

Santa Rosa, CA  –  May 1, 2019  –  Today marks the first day of the season for Sonoma County’s Roadside Chipper program. This free curbside chipper service supports residents in creating defensible space around their homes and reduce vegetation along access routes.

This program is for properties in unincorporated Sonoma County that are 5 acres or less in size. The County crew will provide up to 3 hours of complimentary chipping, which, on average, is enough time to chip a pile of vegetation that is approximately 50 feet long, 4 feet tall, and 8 feet wide.

The program, which is offered May-November (weather dependent), is available on a first-come, first served basis. Last year, the program served over 450 properties. At the start of this season, 44 residents are already signed up for participation, spanning the County from Cloverdale/north to Sonoma/south; Kenwood/east to Jenner/west. Those interested in participating are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Learn more about this program and find out how to sign up at sonomacounty.ca.gov/fire-prevention/chipper-program

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Maggie Fleming
Communications Manager
Permit and Resource Management Department
County of Sonoma
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