Open burning of yard debris unsuitable for curbside collection, such as branches, blackberry vines, leaves and other dry vegetation material is authorized for residential properties with a permit Read on...
The Mayor is hosting the 1st Annual Mayor’s Volunteer dinner July 9, 2015. He will be acknowledging the selfless commitment and efforts of those who volunteer on City committees, commissions, boards and task forces. Read on...
This month, read the following articles: Police tackle traffic problems by the numbers; Budget meetings for fiscal year 2015-16 start in May; Grants Pass' commitment to urban forest pays off in many ways; City offers break on sidewalk repairs; Read On...
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 2, 2015
Accomplish something great, become a local Preparedness Day project champion!
Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community’s wildfire risk. Challenge your friends, your family, relatives, faith-based group or youth organization to develop a project and join others in making big changes. Your efforts will help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk.
Things you can do to reduce your community’s wildfire risk:
Rake and remove pine needles and dry leaves within 5 feet of a home’s foundation.
Rake under decks, porches. sheds and play structures and depose of the debris
Remove combustible items from decks and porches and relocate them to an enclosed garage or basement.
Remove flammable vegetation within 5 feet of a home’s foundation
Clean out all dry combustible leaves from gutters
Go to the Wildfire Preparedness Day page to find project ideas and free wildfire brush disposal opportunities.At Risk Areas
Questions? Contact Bob Schumacher, Community Firewise Coordinator at 541-450-6205, or by email.
For more information about your wildfire risks and how you can prepare, go to the Firewise Communities section of the website and view these pages, and more.
Protecting Your Home
Fire-Resistant vs. Highly Flammable Plants
Tree Canopy Program - Planting Time
Now is a good time to plant trees as Spring is on its way. The Parks department marks this time of year by planting trees purchased through the Tree Canopy Program.
The Tree Canopy program allows Grants Pass City residents the opportunity to purchase a tree from an annually selected list of trees for $50.00, and have it planted by the Parks department.
All trees are at least 6 feet tall. This program is part of our City's goal to continue to be a Tree City USA and improve our urban forest.
Urban Tree Advisory Committee
Street Tree Standards
Approved Street Trees
Memorial Tree Program