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COLUMN: Road Warriors close ranks to fight wildfire danger

San Juan Canyon residents write about their efforts to protect their community and maintain an accessible road for emergency services.

Volunteers spent three hours removing the hemlock from the property's grassland. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers remove toxic, invasive hemlock from Nyland Property

They aim to restore native plants and make the property fire-safe.

Understory clearing along the sides of San Juan Canyon Road, thanks to a grant from CAL FIRE to the San Benito Fire Safe Council

Police / Fire

Grant keeps firefighters, San Juan Canyon residents safer

The San Benito Fire Safe Council received a $117,000 grant from CalFire in 2015 to reduce fuels in San Juan Canyon and fund understory thinning

Landscape contractors will do the shaded fuel break work.

Police / Fire

Grant will help improve fire safety along San Juan Canyon Road

The San Benito Fire Safe Council received a grant from CalFire for $117,150 for chipping and continuation of a shaded fuel break near San Juan Bautista