More Angora revegetation vouchers with Barkley donation
July 15, 2009
Charles Barkley donated another $90,000 to Angora fire survivors, and the Community Disaster Resource Center Board voted to use it for another round of revegetation vouchers.
CDRC Administrative Director Carrie Reiter said people who have not previously applied with the center can fill out an application for a voucher if they lost a majority of their vegetation and a significant amount of tree coverage from the fire.
Applications are due Aug. 10, and the voucher amount could vary, Reiter said.
Those who receive vouchers can use them at one of two nurseries: Aspen Hollow or Tahoe Outdoor Living. The nurseries were chosen because they are close to the burn area, large trees are available and the employees deliver and help plant the trees.
The CDRC is encouraging Angora residents to use native vegetation for the best results, and for neighbors to work together to replant neighborhood forests, Reiter said.
Voluntary guidelines for revegetation for the area have already been prepared if residents choose to use them, said Susan Kocher, University of California natural resources advisor.
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The CDRC was planning to close at the end of July, but with the new donation, Reiter said the office will stay open until the end of August.
The center already has distributed $1, 031,000, and the collected total to date is $1,074,000 Reiter said.
The best way is to e-mail Carrie Reiter at email@example.com and ask for an application.
Those who don’t have e-mail can call the Community Disaster Resource Center at (530) 542-4656 and ask for an application.