On a beautiful Saturday morning, Lake Alice community members were geared up and ready to go. The community had organized a chipper day to reduce fuels on their properties. Stacks of fire-prone understory brush and downed tree limbs located near homes had been cleared out and piled up on the roadside; Devoted Tree Solutions provided an industrial chipper, truck, and a crew to work them; while a team of community members assisted the professionals, hauling armloads of woody debris that would be turned into woodchips and reused in community landscaping projects.
May is National Wildfire Preparedness month. Communities like Lake Alice are taking charge of their wildfire preparedness with the help of resources and support from King Conservation District’s wildfire planning services. KCD can help you, and your community, complete wildfire risk assessments and develop wildfire community action plans.