May 24, 2024

2 thoughts on “El Dorado County forms Wildfire Resiliency Office – MD

  1. As a note, former Supervisor Veerkamp had nothing to do with the establishment of El Dorado County’s Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience. The establishment of this office was directed and authored by current District 3 Supervisor Wendy Thomas along with Supervisor John Hidahl who brought this to the EDC Board of Supervisors on September 21, 2021 for unanimous approval.(file:///C:/Downloads/Minutes%20(55).pdf). Today (August 29, 2023) , because of that effort, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisor’s accepted a $25 million Hazard Mitigation grant for a demonstration project focusing on defensible space, home hardening and hazardous vegetation removal in the Weber Creek Pilot Project, and defensible space initiatives are now coordinated through a central hub in El Dorado County. El Dorado County is leading the way in California and across the nation because of this inspired effort.

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