SLASH Collections 2022

What is SLASH?

Slash is debris from nature, such as tree limbs, prunings and pine needles. If not removed, slash can add to potential fire hazards on your property. The importance of mitigating and preparing your property for wildfire cannot be overstated – and again this year, Jefferson County is your partner in this effort. Following is the proposed schedule for SLASH collection during the Summer and Fall of 2022.  Continue reading “SLASH Collections 2022”

What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?

CWPP update 2020 cover pageIf you’ve lived in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) area of Jefferson County, or any WUI anywhere, for that matter, you’ve likely heard of something called a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, the CWPP, for short. But, just what is a CWPP? Continue reading “What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?”

Weed War

Deer in a Canadian thistle thicket

Weeds are a growing concern in our neighborhood. Many homeowner associations and individuals informed C.A.R.E. that they felt overwhelmed by the numbers of weeds after last summer’s rains, particularly, the Bull, Canada and Musk thistles. Even thistle thickets like the one above can be overcome.Meadow following Canadian thistle removal Read how to achieve a thistle-free pasture that looks like this meadow.  Continue reading “Weed War”