Lane County’s Firewise grant program, which helps people with projects that reduce wildfire risk, is taking applications from people living outside urban growth boundaries.
The grants provide rural property owners funding for projects such as clearing brush, replacing wood shake roofing, low-fire-risk plants, noncombustible exterior siding, chimney spark arrestors, and other risk reduction projects, according to a news release.
Applications are being accepted until May 28.
“The Firewise-eligible projects focus on helping people get their property lean, clean and green through improved vegetation clearing, irrigation and fire-resistant landscaping and materials,” county Firewise Program Manager Meia Matsuda said in the news release.
Up to $15,500 in grant funding is available for each qualifying property.
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