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Vegetative Management Project Funded by EID, and Grants from CalFire and CCI

Hazardous Fire Fuels to be Reduced at Four District Facilities

Post Date:09/10/2019 11:15 AM

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Contact: Jesse Saich, (530) 642-4127, jsaich@eid.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Placerville, Calif. — On September 9, the El Dorado Irrigation District (District) Board of Directors authorized funding of $1,219,620 for a Vegetation Management Project to conduct hazardous fuels reduction work at four District facilities.

The District received three grants totaling $1,963,005 from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) under the California Climate Investments (CCI) Fire Prevention Grant Program.

The District’s Vegetation Management Project will implement vegetation management activities on approximately 522 acres at four facilities to reduce the risk of wildfire: Weber Reservoir (365 acres), Sly Park Recreation Area (118 acres), Camp 5 Operations Facility (20 acres), and Flume 46 on the El Dorado Canal (26 acres).

Vegetation management will be accomplished through a variety of treatments and prescriptions such as mechanical mastication and hand treatments, removal of fuel ladders, and tree removal and pruning to inhibit vertical fire spread and the potential for crown fire.

Funding for this vegetation management project is provided by Cal Fire as part of the California Climate Investments Program. California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution.

California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more.

At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.

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