Ways to Get Involved

Volunteers are the fuel that powers the Mountain Ember Team. We encourage you to find an area of interest (or two, or three...) that you can contribute towards and pitch in as much or as little as you can. With every new volunteer MET gets more energized and better equipped to reach our goals of protecting our irreplaceable communities.

COMMUNITY DEFENSE TEAM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Community Defense Team members are committed to defending their homes and assisting others in the event of a major fire.  Commitments will include training time, drills, and potential investments in personal protective gear and equipment.  Participation in formal planning meetings is recommended but optional.

Contact Phil Seymour for the 2019 training schedule or visit the Community Defense Team Forum page to be part of the conversation. 

FUNDRAISING

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Coming soon...

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Coming soon...

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

ON-GOING 

Help us build and maintain community defensible space that will assist in protecting our homes during a wildfire. Check the community calendar weekly for the following fuel maintenance volunteer days:

  • Brush Clearing

  • Controlled Burns

  • Chipping

  • Weed Whipping

  • Environmental Monitoring

Contact Phil Seymour for more information. 

WATER SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Coming soon...

EQUIPMENT LOGISTICS AND MAINTENANCE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Contact Nic Proctor or Randall Buck for more information. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ANNUAL ELECTIONS

The Mountain Ember Team holds annual elections for the Board of Directors voted on by MET members.  The current Board of Directors is:

  • President - Dennis Clegg

  • Vice-President - Nic Proctor

  • Secretary - Jenny VanSeters

  • Treasurer - David Dellinger

  • Directors - Ina Brittian, Linda Murphy, Lane Clark, Jessica Tunney, Al Flinck

 

Contact Jenny VanSeters if interested in participating on the Board. 

EVACUATION PREPARATION AND PLANNING

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Coming soon...

ASSISTING WITH INDIVIDUAL HOME HARDENING

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Coming soon...

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Mountain Ember Team

Serving the Santa Barbara Mountain Communities of Painted Cave and Surrounding Areas

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Painted Cave and Surrounding Communities, Santa Barbara, CA 93105    |   info@mountainemberteam.com

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