Upcoming Pine Forest Chipping Event

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Upcoming Pine Forest Chipping Event

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2018, 8:00 AM
Location is TBD

About The Event

The Okanogan Conservation District received funds to provide alternatives to back yard burning to reduce harmful particulate pollution from smoke. This is 1 of 4 pilot project being done this year. Okanogan CD and the City of Okanogan will be doing a free community chipping event TBD. Debris will need to be set out before the morning of TBD. This event is limited to residents withing the city limits of Okanogan and participants must be registered before TBD.

Amount accepted: We are requiring participants to put no more then 3 pickup truck loads of material at the end of the driveway.

Material accepted: clean, natural, woody debris up to 8 inches in diameter and up to 10 feet in length.

DO NOT SET OUT: lumber or construction materials, metal, seeds or cones, Russian olive, Chinese elm or other toxic material or weeds, bags of leaves or pine needles.

  • Please stack materials neatly, with all butt ends facing the same direction. Stack material at the end of your driveway. Do not impede sidewalks and roadways.
  • Cut bitterbrush, sage, or other open-branching plants into pieces that can feed into the chipper more easily. If material is not stacked correctly or is not clean woody debris it may not get chipped by contractor.
  • The City of Okanogan will chip the material TBD. The contractor will continue to chip debris if additional days are needed.

Once registered, participants will receive detailed instructions and how to pick up chips for use in home landscapes or other projects.

Funding for this event is provided by a Pollution Prevention grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information contact:

Mindy Untalan mindy@okanogancd.org or 509-422-0855 ext. 109

Rachel McClure rachel@okanogancd.org or 509-422-0855 ext. 104

Kim Koglar kimberly@okanogancd.org or 509-422-0855 ext. 117

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