Chipper Days are coming to Cowichan thanks to a $15,000 grant. (Citizen file)

Grant money chipped in for woody debris disposal days in Cowichan

Ditch woody yard debris at no cost

North Cowichan residents hoping to ditch their woody yard debris at no cost will be able to take advantage of “Chipper Days” thanks to a $15,000 grant from Community Resiliency Investment and FireSmart Community Funding programs.

The ultimate goal for the programs is to reduce the risk and impact of wildfires in B.C. and fuel management is key.

The dates, times and locations of North Cowichan’s Chipper Days have not been released but the mayor is excited about the plan and the drive by municipal staffers to apply for the funds.

“I am thrilled North Cowichan has received this grant, and I want to commend our forestry department for taking the initiative to come up with this exciting program,” said Mayor Al Siebring. “Our community has long been asking for better ways to dispose of yard waste, and I look forward to staff finalizing the schedule and locations for these Chipper Days.”

Since the program’s launch in 2018, more than 120 First Nations and local governments have received funding.

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