We thought we were looking at at least 2 days of chipping. With nine pairs of hands, we were able to chip every pile we could find in the community in 4 1/2 hours. We chipped 16 piles (large and small) on 13 parcels! A huge thank you to Nic, Randall, Bud, Ina and Phil B., Larry Gale, Simon, and Wieke!! Many (socially distanced) hands make light work. Thank you to the brush pullers, brush loaders, rakers, sweepers, and the driver.
Hi all - our 'new' patrol truck is officially insured. New tires will be put on tomorrow and we will be able to pick up the WRA's chipper. We're looking at chipping on Saturday with the main priority being the park at the end of Lookout where there was extensive clearing to make way for the 5,000 gallon water tank that was installed last month. We will make as much progress throughout the community as we can, and hopefully continue on Sunday - personpower and weather permitting. The intent in the future is to establish a known chipping schedule, but until we have a chipper of our own, this will be subject to the availability of the WRA's chipper. Please make sure that your brush piles contain no vines, trash, and are stacked so that pulling is from the street side. Any piles containing trash or vines will be bypassed and left for the homeowner to be responsible for. Thank you!
With the current situation of the schools being closed, as well as the libraries, I want to put it out there that between myself (who has worked with kids for almost 15 years) and my mother (a Goleta elementary school librarian for over 30 years) are sitting on a mountain of books. We also have videos - both DVD and VHS. Rain is forecasted for at least the next ten days. We will be making these available for loan out, and will try to make a database of what is available. Otherwise, let us know what you're looking for - subject or specific title.