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Angwin Fire Preparations (copy)

Paula Peterson, project coordinator for the Angwin Fire Safe Council, watches as work crews with Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression clear ladder fuel and dead understory along Howell Mountain Road in early 2018. More fire safety projects are being funded by new state grants.

California Fire Safe Council announced 45 projects, including four that benefit Napa County, have been selected for funding for the 2018 Grants Clearinghouse Fire Prevention Program.

The council approved $4.795 million in federal funds to support wildfire risk reduction projects in at-risk communities in 30 counties across California.

The selected projects help California towns respond to the growing concern over catastrophic wildfire. Through subgrants from CFSC, these projects provide support to implement fuel reduction projects such as chipper programs, fuel breaks, and roadside and defensible space projects. These projects will also use educational tools to spread the Fire Safe message and engage local residents.

Receiving grants locally are: 

-- Berryessa Highlands Fire Safe Council: $60,000 for Berryessa Highlands Central Shaded Fuel Breaks.

-- Pacific Union College: $41,520 for Pacific Union College Wildland Fire Mitigation Phase 1.

-- Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council, committee of Dry Creek Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department: $60,000 for Mount Veeder and Mayacamas Community Outreach and Education and $65,000 for Bald Mountain Legacy Fire Road Shaded Fuel Break.

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.