Nevada County has contracted with the Fire Safe Council to provide free storm-related green waste disposal to county residents for three long weekends this season.
The second of three weekends began on Friday and will continue through Sunday.
The December storm created a mess for residents, and many are feeling overwhelmed with the cleanup process, a news release said. This removal program is designed to help homeowners remove storm debris, such as tree trunks and branches, from their properties ahead of fire season.
Community green waste drop-off events will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12625 Brunswick Road, Grass Valley, this weekend and April 8-10.
Now is the time to make a plan for the rest of the winter to clean up properties before warmer weather creates an increased fire risk.
“Understanding what you need to clean is the first step and the best way to start,” Paul Cummings, program manager for the Office of Emergency Services, said in a statement. “People make the mistake of thinking everything can be done efficiently in a weekend. It’s best done with some planning to optimize your time and money.”
Today is expected to be mostly sunny, with highs around 73.
Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, with highs around 66. Winds will be 5-10 mph, with gusts of 18 mph possible.
No rain is expected until Sunday evening.