The streams around Enchanted Hills are going to be a lot cleaner and the fire roads are going to be a lot safer, thanks to a $400,000 grant awarded to the LightHouse by the Napa Resources Conservation District.
Enchanted Hills Camp Director Tony Fletcher said, “The seeds of this grant were sown back in 2007 when we put together our first formal fire abatement plan. Consultants worked with us on identifying an opportunity to protect our camp from fire. We realized our fire roads needed maintenance to allow access to fire vehicles on parts of our property – to create defensible space on the property. Keeping pathways clean also takes care of our streams by keeping the contaminants out.”
Other benefits from this cleanup effort will include improved access for fire fighters, their vehicles and equipment and better, more walkable trails for Enchanted Hills campers and visitors.
We’d like to thank the following collaborators:
- Bill Birmingham, Conservation Project Manager at Napa County Resource Conservation District
- Don Gasser, Napa Firewise
- Frances Knapczyk, Stewardship Facilitator for Napa County Resource Conservation District
- Jonathan Koehler, Senior Biologist at Napa County Resource Conservation District