FIRE RECOVERY GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR SO CA GROWERS

Erosion damage caused by the 2018 – 2020 California wildfires can result in discharges of sediment, metals, nutrients and other pollutants that threaten streams, aquatic life and public health. In an effort to mitigate the effects of erosion caused by the fires in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the Post Fire Recovery Project will allocate $320,000 worth of reimbursable supplies to applicants for their erosion control best management practices. The grants can be used to obtain items such as silt fencing, jute netting, sandbags, native plantings, seeding, straw wattles and more.

Grant funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested growers can complete the application online.

Online application assistance workshops will be held August 5 at 5:30 p.m. and December 8 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Andy Spyrka, Resource Conservation Specialist at andyspyrka.vcrcd@gmail.com or 805.764.5135.

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