Firewise Event

2016 Firewise Event – Saturday, September 10, 2016 – Curbside Slash Chipping

With help from the Elk Creek Fire Department, Conifer Mountain Homeowners Association will offer free curbside slash chipping on September 10 to members of the Conifer Mountain Homeowners Association. Natural slash only (no lumber or man-made materials), maximum 5-inch diameter branches, maximum 8-feet long, no stumps. Maximum of 25 cubic yards of slash per property. The slash must be in piles that are readily accessible and within 15 feet of the road. The materials will be chipped into a pile and the homeowner will be responsible for handling the chips (disposal/mulching/composting).

Elk Creek Fire Department will operate the chipper, and volunteers with Conifer Mountain Homeowners Association will assist with carrying slash to the chipper and traffic safety. Volunteers Needed!

To volunteer or to sign up for curbside slash chipping on September 10, 2016, please send an email to dejack@conifermountain.org or mail in the attached membership form to the HOA, providing your email address, name, and address, and marking yes to volunteer and or to sign up for the slash chipping event. The number of properties available for participation in the slash chipping event is limited – available on a first to respond basis to paid 2016 members of the Conifer Mountain HOA.

Why should you as a property owner care about this and become involved?

  • Community awareness of wildfire risks and creation of defensible space will result in a safer community.
  • Neighbors helping neighbors with Firewise events and related activities can increase participation, education, and reduce the costs for fire mitigation.
  • Recognition as a Firewise Community can help to create opportunities for grants and assistance in the future for improvements (e.g. water cisterns) and fire mitigation efforts.
  • Fire mitigation on your property, combined with continued operation of Fire Station No. 3 on Conifer Mountain by the Elk Creek Fire Department, can help you to maintain insurance coverage and favorable insurance rates.