Idyllwild Town Crier Fire Updates
For more fire information, click on the links in yellow below on the left.
to the home page of the Mountain Communities Fire Safe
Council (MCFSC), one of more than 125 fire safe councils
in California. Formed in 2001, the Council is made up
of a group of volunteers and staff who believe passionately
in the need for all residents of the San Jacinto and Santa
Rosa Mountains to work together to make their communities
more fire safe.
are invited to browse our web site. Find out about the
thousands of hours Council members and other residents
have invested in this most important task. Please
join us. Membership is $20 and up depending on the level you choose. Most important,
join our ranks as a volunteer.
meetings of the MCFSC are open for interested members
of the community to attend. They are usually held on the
2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Meeting
Room of the Mountain Communities Resource Center on Franklin
us a call at 951-659-6208 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or would like to share some
thoughts about our work. Join us on Facebook
For non-fire related emergency information go to http://idyllwildemergency.com or for more disaster preparedness information go to www.mdp-idyllwild.com .
Goldspotted Oak Borer Resources
The Goldspotted oak borer which devastated oak trees in San Diego County has arrived in Idyllwild. It could impact land and home values by killing our oak trees. Learn about this pest and what you can do to help keep it from spreading. The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council, the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, UC Riverside and the Idyllwild Garden Club are working together to develop a large volunteer effort and a plan to keep this pest from destroying our oak trees and spreading. It is critical that oak fire wood not be transported up the Hill or taken from the Hill. For in depth information go to the following web sites:
To get more information or report evidence of the GSOB call the hotline at 951-659-8328.
October 2013 Activity Report
|FEMA/CalEMA Roof Replacement Grant
7 roofs completed
5 roofs waiting for county inspection
|MCFSC Grant Jobs Completed
21.75 tons of biomass removed
chips and wood left for property owners
3 working sessions
Wood donated to Help Center: 5.5 cords
Volunteer hours: 167.5
11 Woodies working on GSOB inspections