(805) 746-7365 info@venturafiresafe.org

One Step Ahead Chipper Program

 

Planning For and Preventing Wildfire in Ventura County

The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council has received grant funds to provide chipping services for neighborhoods and individual homeowners in Ventura County who are willing to work to make their property fire safe.

Funding provided by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.

Dropoff Service
Simply drop off eligible yard waste at the location designated.

Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, Thousand Oaks | 8am – 2pm

April 24th, 2021

 &

May 29th, 2021 

Drop-off event located in the parking lot –

1300 Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Fillmore Chipper Event | 8am – 2pm

May 8th, 2021 

Drop-off event located in the parking lot –

728 Goodenough Road, Fillmore CA 93015

Thousand Oaks Transit Center, Thousand Oaks | 8am – 2pm

May 15th, 2021 

&

June 12th, 2021 

Drop-off event located in the parking lot –

265 S Rancho Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Keep all piles free of rocks, dirt, wire, lumber, spiny plants, and poison oak. The chipper cannot chip palm fronds, succulents, pine needles, or leaves.

  • Recently removed vegetation will chip better than old dried-out branches and shrubs.

  • The chipper can handle material up to 7″ in diameter (no root balls). The equipment does not chip individual branches that are small (rakings) or old-decayed wood well.

The time you spend cutting and stacking material for chipping is used for an “in-kind match”. Meeting match requirements for this grant will help us to obtain future funding to continue this program. Please be as accurate as possible in reporting your time.
Federal Laws: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.