Opportunity Details

Public Safety, Public Safety
Administrative Support/Clerical,Other,Community Organizing

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

COVID-19 Free 2020 Residential Green Waste Collection Event

COVID-19 has forced many of us to stay home. The very best thing we can do for fire safety in the time leading up to the Green Waste Event is to clear defensible space from around our homes, and help our neighbors do the same while practicing social distancing.

If you'd like to help with the Green Waste Collection Event, Express Interest and we'll be in touch closer to the dates regarding whatever the COVID-19 situation is by then.

Cost for green waste removal remains a significant obstacle for property owners when it comes to fuels reduction. In response to this obstacle, the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) hosted a 2019 Green Waste Event, resulting in removal of over 500 tons of green waste from Western Nevada County. Based on the enthusiastic response by the community FSCNC will continue this event in 2020, partnering with the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services to provide this valuable service to residents for four weekends in May and June, in order to further reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire in the community. Our objective this year is to expand upon an already successful event, continuing to provide a cost-effective way for residents of Western Nevada County to dispose of their residential green waste at three convenient locations. 

During the Green Waste Event, we will need volunteers at each collection site to coordinate traffic, collect participant information, track loads received using a tablet/iPad, answer questions, and perform an intial inspection to ensure invasive species (blackberry, Scotch broom, poison oak) are not in the loads of green waste.

Each shift will be approximately four hours long, with one shift in the morning and one in the afternoon. The collection will take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays of each of the following weekends:

  • May 23-25
  • May30-June 1
  • June 6-8
  • June 13-15

Volunteers need not work the same location for each shift they sign up for. There are three collection sites to staff each weekend:

  • Rise Gold Mine Site (Idaho Maryland Mine property at Brunswick and Greenhorn)
  • Penn Valley Community Foundation Site (across the road from the Penn Valley Rodeo site, on Spenceville Road)
  • Alta Sierra NID Property (at the intersection of Ragan Way and Francis Drive)

A smile, and perhaps some sunscreen and a hat. We'll provide everything else you need that day.

We will train you on the use of the tablets/iPads, and show you how to spot invasive species in loads of green waste.

This may seem like a distant need, but May will be here before we know it, and it would be great to get a team assembled soon. We'll communicate project updates and begin building a schedule soon.

Thank you for your committment to making Nevada County safer from wildfire. Stay safe, and well!

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