Ojai Valley Wildfire Safety & Chipping Program
Chipping is a great way to clear your property of fire hazards. Take advantage of these FREE chipping opportunities to reduce the risk and impact of wildfire for our whole community.
This program is intended to help households remove large, woody fuels that increase the risk and impacts of wildfire. Eligible materials include tree branches and trunks up to 6” in diameter.
Materials that cannot be chipped: dirt, metal, nails, barbed wire, garbage, rocks, grass, leaves, vines, lumber; arundo, bamboo, palm fronds, and soft vegetation such as cacti or vegetable plants. (Leaf piles cannot be chipped, but branches with leaves are accepted.)
This program is available to ALL residents of Ojai, Meiners Oaks, Mira Monte, Oak View, Casitas Springs, Foster Park, and the surrounding areas.
From May to October, there are 4 drop-off chipping events and 10 curbside chipping dates.
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If you are a low-income resident ($50,000 or below annually) and you are a senior citizen (age 65+), disabled, or a military veteran, you are eligible for free clearance services to create defensible space around your home. Click here for information about this opportunity.
The Ojai Valley Wildfire Safety & Chipping Program is offered through the Ventura County Resource Conservation District in partnership with The C.R.E.W. Funding has been provided by a generous grant from the Cooperative Fire Program (USFS & USDA) and the CA Fire Safe Council.