Fork Fire, Campfire Discussion, Chipping Program, Georgetown Microgrid, 2020-21 Adopted Budget, Coloma-Lotus Advisory Committee Meeting

El Dorado County

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Fork Fire Information

fork fire update

Daily Fork Fire updates:

Daily Virtual Community Meetings: Virtual community meetings are held every evening at 6:00 p.m. on the Eldorado National Forest’s Facebook page at and typically have over 200 participants. The meetings are recorded and posted immediately following the live meeting. No account is required to view the video. Questions are monitored during the meeting, or you can email your questions in advance to

Closures: The Eldorado National Forest will remain closed as part of a regional temporary emergency closure due to continued extreme fire conditions in the state.
Agency leaders ask that people refrain from going near the fire area to help maintain firefighter safety.

Further information about this closure order can be found at:
A TFR (temporary flight restriction) is in place over the fire area.


Wildfire Cameras:




Fire Information Line : 530-303-2455 

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Campfire Discussion at BOS Meeting 9/22, 2 pm

Campfire item

Our office has received many emails and phone calls requesting a ban on campfires, especially at campgrounds in the Coloma Valley. In order for the full Board to have a discussion regarding this issue, an agenda item is necessary. If they are not called away to a fire, CalFire representatives will join us to provide guidance on this issue.

Full text and documents are available here:

Participation/viewing instructions for this virtual meeting can be found on the agenda here:

Email comments to the Clerk of the Board at


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Chipping Program Open

chipping pile

The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council (EDCFSC) has received grant funds to provide chipping services for neighborhoods and individual homeowners on the West Slope of El Dorado County who are willing to work to make their property fire safe. Please read the instructions below before submitting your “Request for Chipping”.

  • This program is only available on the western slope of El Dorado County. The Tahoe Basin has other programs and is excluded.
  • Program is limited to one visit per calendar year per address.
  • Program is limited to six hours of chipping per address on one visit.
  • This program is intended to help you create defensible space (minimum 100 feet or to property line) around your primary residence. It is not to be used for clearing acreage or vacant parcels except when used to comply with the El Dorado County Vegetation Management Ordinance Good Neighbor Policy.

Please complete all of your work before submitting a request. Valuable chipping time and grant money is wasted responding to requests when the material is not ready. If your work is not complete when the chipper arrives it may be some time before it can return and the chipping time will be reduced to five hours.

Detailed instructions and application is here:

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Status of Georgetown Microgrid

GT Microgrid

PG&E has provided an update on the Georgetown microgrid. The latest estimate of completion for the Georgetown microgrid is late October. Delays are due to permitting and extensive underground construction.

PG&E news posted on May 8, 2020 


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2020-21 Adopted Budget for Board Approval
9/18, 1 pm


 El Dorado County announced the public release of the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Adopted budget which the Board of Supervisors will consider September 18, 2020, at 1 pm.

Participation/viewing instructions and attachments for this virtual hearing can be found on the agenda here:

Email comments to the Clerk of the Board at

Press Release is here :

The FY 2020-21 Budget can be found here:


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Coloma-Lotus Advisory Committee (CLAC) Meeting 10/1, 6 pm
Change of Location: EarthTrek Campground


The Coloma-Lotus Advisory Committee will be meeting at 6:00 pm at the EarthTrek Campground, 7340 State Highway 49, Lotus, CA (behind Lotus Post Office by the river). The purpose of the Coloma Lotus Advisory Committee is to review and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors regarding matters within the Coloma Lotus valley area.

For more information and the agenda go to:

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