New Website Focuses on Wildfire Preparedness

Ready Nevada County and County of Nevada logosThe County of Nevada wants residents to be ready for wildfire. And they’re providing all kinds of tools and information to help us get the job done, from packed community forums and free green waste disposal to the super-informative Ready, Set, Go Handbook that landed in our mailboxes last month.

Their latest tool is ReadyNevadaCounty.org. The new website combines information on the County’s wildfire readiness strategies with steps individuals can take to get prepared. You’ll find everything you need for your Ready, Set, Go strategy, including:

ReadyNevadaCounty.org brings everything together in one place. So what are you waiting for? Start preparing today.

Ready Nevada County is a stakeholder effort coordinated by the County of Nevada to raise awareness and mobilize the community to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Look for the Ready Nevada County logo for the latest on wildfire readiness.

Get Fire Safe with Free Green Waste Disposal

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, with support from Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and Waste Management, is offering free residential green waste disposal.

The Residential Green Waste Disposal Program will be open to the public free of charge from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on the following dates and locations:

May 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th

May 18th & 19th ONLY

  • Nevada County Fair Grounds, Gate 8, Brighton Street, Grass Valley

The program is designed for residential green waste only. Participants are responsible for unloading their own vehicles. Dumpsters will be available for depositing green waste. Acceptable items include: biomass consisting of all tree and plant trimmings, dead plants, weeds, leaves, branches, and similar materials that fit into a Green Waste Cart. Items with a diameter greater than 6 inches, tree stumps, root balls, and household waste will not be accepted.

See the Facebook event for more information.