Summit County to help fund hazardous fuels reduction projects |

Summit County to help fund hazardous fuels reduction projects

Summit County homeowners will be able to apply for county grants for projects to reduce hazardous fuels between April 1-30 this year.

The Summit County hazardous fuels reduction grant program is estimated to have resulted in the removal of hazardous fuels over 800 acres of land in Summit since the program began in 2008.

“The board of county commissioners commends those citizens who have already taken steps to provide wildfire protection in their neighborhoods, and encourages all eligible communities to take advantage of the hazardous fuels reduction grant program to further protect their homes, families and communities,” Commissioner and volunteer firefighter Dan Gibbs said.

The grant application process focuses on homeowner action. A Wildfire Council workshop will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. March 29 in the Mount Royal Room at the County Commons in Frisco to help homeowners prepare successful grant applications.

Applications for grants can be downloaded at For more info contact Beth Huron at (970) 668-3595.

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