State Invests Over $26 million in Fire Prevention, Forest Health Grants to North Coast Communities
This is a press release from the Office of Senator Mike McGuire:
Sacramento, CA – California faced an unprecedented wildfire season in 2017 and the 2018 wildfire season is off to an extremely challenging start with the state experiencing the largest wildfire in California history – the Mendocino Complex Fire. Almost 1 million acres have burned across California since January of 2018.
For months, the Legislature and the Governor have committed to making significant investments to enhance both firefighting resources and fire prevention programs to protect our communities from the rising threats of wildfires.
The Northern California Legislative Delegation of Senator McGuire, Senator Dodd and Assemblymembers Wood, Levine and Aguiar-Curry have been fierce advocates to secure funds and invest them where the need is greatest, here in the North Bay and North Coast where wildfires have ravaged local communities.
“California is facing a new normal – the size and scope of wildland fires are getting worse. These grants will better prepare and protect the North Coast by reducing hazardous fuels, removing dead and dying trees and helping communities with fire planning,” Senator Mike McGuire said. “With nearly 1 million acres burned so far this year, these mega-fires have proven deadly and extremely destructive and have also released countless tons of carbon into our atmosphere. The safety of our communities depends on programs like these being implemented across the state.”
Grants in Senate District 2 include: Grants