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Event Communications

Community Brunch Update

Due to expected cold weather this Saturday morning, the FSI board has decided to reschedule our Community Brunch to July 9, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We are so grateful for the great interest, with 65 folks RSVPing so far. Please check your calendars and let us know if you can make the new date work. We are tossing all the RSVPs for this Saturday and asking that you visit our website again to fill out the new RSVP by July 5, at


We are so sorry to cancel with such short notice, but we are committed to holding the brunch outdoors for Covid safety reasons.


You will receive an updated invitation soon, to remind you of the date change.

Stay well and keep warm!

June 11 Community Slash Day

Hello Neighbors.


We are pleased to invite you to participate in the FSI June 11 Community Slash Day event.

PLEASE NOTE: The Jefferson County Slash Drop Site on HWY 72 WILL NOT be in operation for this event.

As the FSI is dedicated to conducting two Community Slash Days per season, we had to get creative to bring you this June event. So we teamed up with United Power to pull it off. United Power is providing a crew with a chipper and a box truck to haul away the wood chips. FSI volunteers will pick up your staged slash and haul it to the chipper location. The work starts at 8:00am and will wrap up around noon. As always, a hearty lunch will be served to our hardworking volunteers.

What we need you to do:

  • Start cutting and staging slash now for the June event. (Cutting one month before the event is safe in terms of beetle infestation of the slash piles.)

  • Stage your slash, on your property, along your driveway or the road. Please don't block the roadside ditches or let your slash extend into the roadway.  

  • Stack branches neatly, with cut ends facing out. Make piles no higher than 4 feet. Our volunteers will not have time to untangle any slash pushed into piles by machinery.

What is accepted:

  • Slash - tree branches, brush trimmings, small whole trees (cut into 8 ft lengths)

  • Maximum length - 8 feet

  • Maximum diameter - 6 inches

What is not accepted:

  • Metal material of any wire wrapped limbs, please!

  • Tree stumps

  • Noxious weeds

  • Pinecones / grass clippings / leaves / pine needles


So get those chainsaws running! It's time for the first FSI work event of the 2022 fire mitigation season.

You will have slash ready for pick up

You can work as a volunteer for the event

You have a truck or trailer to lend for the day

Once you have signed up, on our website, to volunteer your help on Saturday, June 11....

Here's the plan:

  • 8:00 am  -  Meet at the top of the Rech driveway (8856 Blue Mtn Drive) for team assignments.

  • Noon  -  Join us for lunch at the Rech barn

  • Bring  -  Gloves, hat, water bottle, sunglasses or other eye protection and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended. If you have a set of heavy duty loppers please bring them as well.

We rely solely on your donations to help make our community fire adapted and our forested land healthy. Thanks to all who have already donated!

Thank you for your continued support.

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