Post date: Jun 06, 2016 5:3:28 PM

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has provided a grant which can be utilized by Black Forest residents interested in fire mitigation on their properties. This grant is administered by Black Forest Together and has very specific requirements in order to take advantage of the program. It is true, that if you enroll and participate in the grant program, you could be reimbursed for up to 50% of your costs. However, it does NOT reimburse each and every homeowner just for cleaning up their yards - you HAVE to be enrolled in the program to receive reimbursement.

The new grant is effective for 2 years and began on June 1, 2016. Obviously, it's 1st come, 1st serve - when the money runs out, there will not be an opportunity to get reimbursement for expenses used in fire mitigation. The program will require at least 30 acres to mitigate - so at least 6 homeowners will have to sign up and follow through with the program. Those are the only homeowners who will be required to submit an accounting of their own time/money spent towards mitigation. The enclosed document more fully describes the process.

Black Forest Together suggested that all applicants come through one point of contact to sign up for the DNR mitigation program. Any interested Wildwood Village homeowners are asked to contact Sarah Pelton at Redzranch@gmail.comwho will be compiling and submitting a list of those interested in participating.