No-Cost Chipping Program to Help Residents with Storm Cleanup and Wildfire Preparedness
Registration Opens April 1st for No-Cost Chipping Program to Help Residents with Storm Cleanup and Wildfire Preparedness
The Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Santa Cruz County is excited to announce our Spring 2023 No-Cost Community Chipping Program. The program is available to Santa Cruz County residents who live in areas, defined as the Wildland Urban Interface, that have the potential for wildfire to impact their properties. Pre-registration opens on April 1st at 6:00 AM and goes through April 30th. Chipping starts May 9th. Residents who live in recognized FireWise neighborhoods get early bird registration starting March 25th.
An informational Zoom meeting about the program will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 PM. Visit www.rcdsantacruz.org/attend-an-event for more information or to register.
This program is funded through CalFire Grants.
How does the program work?
Signups are first-come-first served, and each household must complete a two-part registration process to be enrolled and confirmed into the program. Part one is an online pre-registration application to verify space is available, and part two is a chipping schedule form that is completed once your materials are stacked and ready for chipping. A detailed map of areas served, deadlines for program applications, chipping dates and guidelines for preparing materials for chipping are posted on the RCD No-Cost Chipping Program page at