Spring FREE Chipping program!

As a recognized Firewise community, we get to register for FREE chipping early! March 25th.

The Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Santa Cruz County is excited to announce our Spring 2024 No-Cost Community Chipping Program. The program is available to Santa Cruz County residents who live in areas, defined as the Wildland Urban Interface, that have the potential for wildfire to impact their properties. Pre-registration opens on April 1st at 6:00 AM and goes through April 30th. Chipping starts in May. Residents who live in recognized FireWise neighborhoods get early bird registration starting March 25th.

An informational Zoom meeting about the program will be held on Monday, March 18 at 6:00 PM. Visit our EVENTS (rcdsantacruz.org/events) page for more information or to register.

How does the program work?
Signups are first-come-first served, and each household must complete a two-part registration process to be enrolled and confirmed into the program. Part one is an online pre-registration application to verify space is available, and part two is a chipping schedule form that is completed once your materials are stacked and ready for chipping. A detailed map of areas served, deadlines for program applications, chipping dates and guidelines for preparing materials for chipping are posted on the RCD No-Cost Chipping Program page.

This program is paid for in part through grants awarded to the RCD from the California Department of Conservation and through a block grant from the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts funded through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Wildfire Resilience Program.

For more information contact Laurel Bard at the RCD.