** Funding Available for Private Property Fire Protection **
This time of year, because of the Fire Danger, many people might be thinking of what they could do to minimize the fire danger on their property, i.e. setting up a defensible space around their homes. The Village of Taos Ski Valley would like to encourage our citizens to consider setting up a defensible space, or possibly just clearing all dead and down trees from your property. There is funding available through the Taos Soil & Water Conservation District (Taos SWCD) to help private property owners set up a defensible space program. If you’re interested, the deadline for applications is June 28th. Once the cost sharing funds are awarded/allocated, Taos SWCD will set up a site visit towards the end of July to make recommendations on what needs to be cleared or cleaned up. The Taos SWCD will pay for up to 85% of the cost of cutting down and/or removing possible fuel sources from your property.
Taos SWCD’s number is 575-751-0584 or check their site at www.tswcd.org if you have questions concerning the cost share application. This is a good deal — Please note that this program is usually Taos SWCD/Owner 85/15 or 80/20 cost share. To access the application, go to: http://tswcd.org/index.php/program/cost-share-application