Ways to Get Involved
There are many ways you can help the Mountain Ember Team (MET) in preparing our community for a wildfire.
Community Defense Team
Vegetation Management (Brush Clearing, Burning, Chipping, Weed Whipping, Environmental Monitoring)
Board of Directors
Fundraising and Administrative Work
Evacuation Preparedness and Planning
Water Systems Improvements
Community Education and Communications
Assistance for Individual Home Hardening and Defensible Space
Equipment Logistics and Maintenance
Ways to Donate!
Your generous donations help fund all of the critical activities listed throughout the site. To send a donation using PayPal simply click the button below and enter the amount you would like to donate.
All donations are tax-deducible.
501(c)3 non-profit EIN: 83-4221595
Cash and check donations can be mailed to:
Mountain Ember Team
c/o David Dellinger, MET Treasurer
4865 Lookout Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
GET EMERGENCY ALERTS SENT TO YOUR PHONE
Stay Informed on What's Impacting the Painted Cave Area with the In•Telligent App
We are committed to your safety. As part of our desire to keep you as safe and informed as possible, we have partnered with In•telligent so we can send critical alerts regarding what's impacting our neighborhood.
Download the In•Telligent App:
1. Text EMBER to 833-369-3800, or
2. Download the In-telligent app to your smart phone.
3. Complete the simple registration process, search for Mountain Ember Team, and then hit Connect!
Got extra equipment collecting dust in your shed? If it's in working condition and you'd like to donate it to the Mountain Ember Team contact Nic Proctor, MET Logistics.
Weed Whippers and String
Chainsaws and Fuel
Water Storage Units
Fire Hose, Nozzles, and Couplings
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST: FULL FOREST CLOSURE IS EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. CLICK FOR MORE INFO
Highway 154 is open, East Camino Cielo is temporarily closed, West Camino Cielo Rd is temporarily closed.
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