SHORT ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Fire Safe Camp Meeker All About?

Which government agency is running Fire Safe Camp Meeker?

So the government will be involved in the project?

How much money will this cost me?

Will you make me remove my beloved trees?

Why would I volunteer for this project?

Will people really volunteer to create defensible space?

What is Fire Safe Camp Meeker All About?

  • restore the forest closer to what it was before it was logged
  • improve fire safety throughout Camp Meeker
  • organize local volunteers for straight-forward restoration and defensible space work
  • get grants to pay for outside professionals to do more difficult work

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Which government agency is running Fire Safe Camp Meeker?

  • Fire Safe Camp Meeker isn't government, it's run by Camp Meeker residents
  • we believe our proposal is better than what the government has offered us

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So the government will be involved in the project?

  • we will apply for county, state and federal grants to pay for professional workers
  • we will bring in non-governmental organizations like Conservation Corp North Bay

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How much money will this cost me?

  • you don't have to spend any money on it if you don't want to

we will save you money by:

  • preventing your home burning down
  • preventing your insurance rates going up
  • preventing your water rates going up
  • doing free or low-cost defensible space work for you
  • providing free or low-cost firewood to you

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Will you make me remove my beloved trees?

  • no, because we have no authority to make you remove them against your will
  • no, because we don't want to make you remove them against your will
  • but, if the county or CalFire orders you to remove a tree, then we'll be there if you want our help

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Why would I volunteer for this project?

  • maybe you don't want to live in fear of wildfires sweeping through Camp Meeker
  • maybe you don't want to be trapped if a wildfire hits Camp Meeker
  • maybe you don't want to lose your home to a wildfire
  • maybe you want more sunlight during the dreary winter months
  • maybe you know that the restored forest will be even more beautiful than what we already have
  • maybe you like restoring environments closer to their natural state
  • maybe you want the satisfaction of working on a worthwhile project and seeing the results every day
  • maybe you want to make it safer for firefighters to extinguish a wildfire
  • maybe you want to make it easier for firefighters to extinguish a wildfire
  • maybe you want to work toward shared goals with your neighbors
  • maybe you don't want your home insurance taken away or raised to an exorbitant cost
  • maybe you want programs at St Dorothy's to be funded by the firewood which would become available
  • maybe you want the free or low-cost firewood which would become available

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Will people really volunteer to do defensible space work?

  • even before the project has begun, people are offering to do defensible space work
  • for years people have been going into the forest without permission in order to do defensible space work
  • we want to bring these people under the control of landowners and make their work more effective

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