Nevada County, CA, soars to 22,800 volunteer hours

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jan 3, 2012

Nevada County VolunteersNearly 100 volunteers attended a recent appreciation dinner in honor of the important wildfire mitigation work they’ve accomplished in Nevada County, CA over the past year. With a total of 22,800 hours, these volunteers performed fuel reduction and related tasks for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, a Firewise leadership award winner. According to an article on, these “in-kind contributions were verified in an independent fiscal audit representing $342,000 in labor towards their mission to provide Firewise education and programs to enhance emergency preparedness for catastrophic wildfire to all citizens in Nevada County.” Read the article to find out more about Nevada County’s activities.

And major kudos to all the volunteers who contributed to this effort!

Learn more about volunteer hours, how your community can benefit from in-kind efforts, and the types of preparedness work you can do to help reduce your neighborhood’s risk of wildfire damage by visiting the program criteria’s page on the Firewise website.