For the second time this summer, the Delaware Forest Service is sending a crew of 20 volunteers to battle a wildfire in the western United States.
The Delaware Forest Service is now accepting applications for its annual Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program, which has awarded over $1 million to more than 200 Delaware communities and organizations since the program’s inception in 1991. Municipalities and homeowner groups can apply for up to $5000 in matched funding for projects that increase tree canopy, develop and implement tree management plans, remove hazardous trees or use trees to mitigate storm water runoff. Each applicant must match its grant on a 50-50 cost-share basis with either nonfederal funds or in-kind services (volunteer time, staff time, etc.).
July 3, 2012 Contact: Henry Poole, Delaware Forest Service Fire Program Administrator, 302-698-4548 email: email@example.com Twenty wildland firefighters from Delaware who battled fires in Colorado for the past week are now assigned to the massive Arapaho Fire located 28 miles northwest of Wheatland, Wyoming. The large blaze is considered “dangerous” by fire officials on the scene and is […]
Delaware’s crew of 20 wildland firefighters is now assigned to the Pine Ridge Fire, located 13 miles northeast of Grand Junction, Colorado.