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The Itasca County Soil and Wand Conservation District is sponsoring the FIREWISE program, headed up by Bill Brink.
See the website for the program by clicking HERE.
The timesheet to log you hours for the matching grant (described on the Firewise website and here below) can be found HERE.
Or contact coordinator Bill Brink:
The basic intent is to encourage folks to clear the brush around their homes and driveways to prevent the spread of fire and make firetruck access better, all for safety's sake.
The Firewise team will come around to the various neighborhoods were interest has been shown, especially for those that have take their free consultation on fire safety on their property.
Part of the cost is a grant the requires matching volunteer hours to be logged. These hours are simply the time you or a hired hand took to do the clearing and stacking of the brush near at the end of your driveway or near the road where they can pick it up and dispose of it for free.
The brush is not wasted, however, but is put to good use as garden chips, bio-fuel or other uses.
Please participate by brushing your homesite and driveway, piling the brush and logging you time on the time sheet which can be downloaded HERE.
You should also contact Bill Brink to let him know you are participating, and/or make an appointment for brushing advice. His email is: email@example.com