Mosquito Fire Updates, Clean Up Thank You, Defensible Space Assistance, Mosquito Bridge Update, Mileage Reimbursement Program, Burn Permit Info, Senior Times, Daylight Savings Reminder

El Dorado County

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In This Issue:

 Mosquito Fire PG&E Press Release 

Please see PG&E Press Release dated November 2, 2022 HERE

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 Georgetown Divide Fire Safe Council ( 

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CP Thank you

Thank you to everyone who participated in cleaning up the truckloads of trash left behind in abandoned homeless encampments in Cameron Park. It was great to see so many community members, organizations, and businesses come together and volunteer their Saturday morning to support this event.

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 Defensible Space Assistance Program Open 
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The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council’s Defensible Space Assistance Program for Seniors, Veterans and Those with Low Income has received grant funding and is now re-open for new applications. Applicants must be financially and physically unable to develop defensible space around their home. The program will close once 100 applications are received. Please click on the Assistance tab at the top of this page El Dorado County Fire Safe Council to see all the information about the program and the link to the application. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

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Mosquito Bridge Project-Construction (

Road Closure for Night Work on Mosquito Road has been updated to the week of November 14, 2022.

Remember to check this Webpage for the most up-to-date Traffic Controls.

 email icon.jpg On the right-hand side of the page, there is a "Subscribe to Mosquito Bridge News" link where you can enter your email address. When the page is updated, an email will be sent to you letting you know. Transportation plans on updating this page throughout the duration of the project.

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 My Ride

The My Ride mileage reimbursement program enables seniors (60 or older), veterans, or disabled residents of El Dorado County (not including the Tahoe basin) who are registered for the My Ride program at El Dorado Transit to reimburse their friends, neighbors, or family members for providing them with transportation in their personal vehicles. Trips can be for any purpose, including medical appointments, grocery shopping, hairdresser, and social activities. There are no fees to participate in this program. The trips are free for the passenger, and the driver receives a reimbursement for providing a valuable service for the passenger. Details regarding the program, as well as registration and reporting forms are available at

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Burn suspension

Effective at 8:00 A.M. on November 3, 2022, CAL FIRE AEU Unit Chief Mike Blankenheim formally lifted the burn suspension in the Amador-El Dorado Unit (AEU), State Responsibility Areas. Those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning until the end of the peak fire season. Inspections may be required for burns other than agriculture burns. This can be verified by contacting your local Air Quality Management District.

The use of a burn barrel is illegal in Amador and El Dorado counties. For tips on residential landscape debris burning safety and other fire and life safety topics, please visit the CAL FIRE website at

A Cal Fire Burn Permit is required until the beginning of the unrestricted burn season.

To acquire a permit, applicants may access the website at Watch the mandatory video which reviews burning requirements and safety tips, fill in the required fields, submit the form and a dooryard burn permit will be created. The applicant must then print and sign the permit. Permits are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued and must be reissued annually on or after January 1st of each year. If an online permit is not an option and you reside in the Amador-El Dorado Unit service area, call (530) 644-2345 for assistance. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that you do not attempt to obtain a permit in person.

Contact your local Air Quality Management District to determine what permit requirements or burning restrictions apply in your area and ALWAYS call to ensure burn day status at (530) 621-5897

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senior times

The Senior Times is a monthly newsletter containing a calendar of activities, trips and community events, the Nutrition menu and articles of interest.

For a complimentary copy of the Senior Times, please call (530) 621-6255 or click on the link below to download. Please note: The downloaded version of the Senior Times does not include the Senior Nutrition Menu or the Senior Activities Calendar. For the Senior Times in its entirety, please subscribe at $5 for a yearly subscription and it will be mailed to you.

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