AmeriCorps members to help create defensible space in Nevada County
An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team, known as Silver Six, will be serving with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County through March 14. Silver Six is comprised of 11 members from all over the country ranging in age from 18 to 24.
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) motivates citizens as well as the community to get involved with local, state and federal partners to address the wildfire hazard. The mission of FSCNC is to “provide Firewise education and programs to enhance emergency preparedness for catastrophic wildfire to all citizens in Nevada County in order to reduce the loss of life, property and natural resources and to promote Firewise Communities.”
Silver Six will be working in the community of Nevada County creating defensible spaces around the homes of the elderly and those who are unable to do so themselves. They will also be removing invasive plant species such as scotch broom and other highly flammable vegetation.
The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and its FEMA Corps units engage 2,800 young Americans in a full-time, 10-month commitment to service each year. AmeriCorps NCCC members address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, and urban and rural development; FEMA Corps members are solely dedicated to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery work. The programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit http://www.NationalService.gov.
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