Last week we had the United Fire Authority (UFA) crew in the canyon on Friday (June 6). They estimated that it will take about a week to complete the remaining work. We were expecting a crew from the state Division of Natural Resources this week, but it appears they will be delayed until the week of June 22. Shortly after that, on July 1, UFA enters a new budget year and grant funds become available which should allow us to finish up fairly quickly.

So, some of us will probably have to live with our brush piles for a couple more weeks, but all will be processed in the relatively near future.

A reminder: If you live in an area the crews have already served, please don’t bring out any more material unless you plan to remove it yourself. We can only (and only just barely) afford to make one trip around the canyon.