Answer: Please contact TuCARE for a presentation of the Community Wildfire Protection Fund Project. Melinda Fleming is the project coordinator for the CWPF. She can be reached at (209) 586-7816 or Presentations take approximately 30 minutes. Please let us know if you need us to bring our projector and screen. THERE ARE NO COSTS FOR THIS PRESENTATION!

Answer: Many of the projects that will be done by the CWPF will be dovetailed to current projects being done on the Stanislaus National Forest, or adjacent private forested land. The goal of the CWPF is to help complete the Tuolumne County FireSafe Council’s North Tuolumne County Fuel Break. With this in mind, projects may lie adjacent to public lands. Contractors vetted and experienced in fuels removal, who have a proven track record with this type of work and who have a good working relationship with the Forest Service and CALFIRE, will be offered an opportunity to bid on the CWPF projects.

TuCARE does not profit from the CWPF Project fundraising. All funds go directly to the Sonora Area Foundation to the Community Wildfire Protection Fund established at SAF. No donations are spent to promote the CWPF and no donations are spent to pay for any part of the presentations. ALL FUNDS DONATED TO THE PROJECT BECOME CWPF ACCOUNT FUNDS. Sonora Area Foundation manages the fund account and holds fiduciary responsibility for the funds. TuCARE is the fundraising arm of this project. All presentations are done by TuCARE volunteers.