New funding becomes available at that time.

Contact our office to be placed on a waiting list or submit your request via the "Interested in chipping" form "button" lower on this page.


To qualify for the chipping program, customers must meet the following guidelines:

  • Must be a resident of Mariposa County

  • Brush must be piled along a route of ingress/egress that a truck towing a chipper can access.  Debris must not be piled along any County road for chipping.

  • All cut parts of the limbs must be faced out towards the driveway

  • All piles must be within 10 feet of the driveway

  • All limbs must be no wider than 5 feet

  • All limbs shall be 6 inches in diameter or less

  • Piles must be no higher than 4 feet and free of any trash or metal

  • Piles can be of any length

*If limbs are piled incorrectly, the Fire Safe Council will not chip them.


To qualify for the brushing program, we will use the PG&E CARE Program guidelines to qualify disadvantaged residents who are physically or financially not able to maintain their 100' defensible space. If you have questions, please call 209-966-7700 to see if you qualify. This is a service that clears the 100' defensible space around an inhabited structure of larger brush, low lying limbs, and hazardous fuels.


*IMPORTANT: Cancellations MUST be made at least 3 days in advanced.

Please click on button below to be redirected to the Chipping Request page.

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Weed-Eating Program CLOSED

MCFSC partnered with Area 12 Agency on Aging to receive funding for weed-eating for Fiscal Year 2021.  There was limited funding available.  All residents who applied and sent their paperwork back timely were placed on their list on a first-come, first-served basis.  ALL funding has expended.  It is expected that we will re-open this program when future funding becomes available.  Thank you for participating!

The purpose of this funding is to assist Mariposa County Senior Citizens with a free weed-eating service that provides clearance within the 100 feet of defensible space around the home of the participant's primary residence. This project reduces the participant's risk of wildfire ignition and spread by reducing the amount of 1 hour fuels within the 100 foot defensible space.

CALL Area 12 Agency on Aging to sign up for weed-eating at: 209-532-6272

You MUST call Area 12 Agency on Aging to request services.

We were unable to provide services unless you signed up with Area 12 Agency on Aging.  Once you signed up with them, they provided us with your name, address and phone number in order to implement the weed-eating program.  Contacting our office directly to request the services DID NOT result in implementation of weed-eating services.  You were directed to the phone number above for request of services.  It was not a grant funded service.  It was funded directly thru Area 12 Agency on Aging.  Thank you for your courtesies and cooperation in this matter. 

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Education & Outreach

Making a Difference

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.