Central Sierra Resiliency Fund to Host Clinics for Creek Fire Victims

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The Central Sierra Resiliency Fund is hosting a FEMA Clinic with David Pomaville from Fresno County Office of Emergency Services (OES) to help individuals better understand the FEMA process.

Assemblyman Jim Patterson and staff will be in attendance and available to answer questions about the California FAIR Plan.

Both Clinics take place Saturday, Oct. 24 in Shaver Lake.


Both events are free and open to anyone affected by the Creek Fire.

FEMA & Recovery Assistance Clinic

The first clinic, “FEMA & Recovery Assistance,” takes place at 11:00 a.m. at the Museum of the Central Sierra Amphitheater, located at 42642 Tollhouse Rd.

The Central Sierra Resiliency Fund is also hosting a Community Soil Stabilization Demonstration and Training Clinic led by Chris Velez, Board Member of People Food and Land Foundation and native plant expert at Intermountain Nursery and Juli Stewart, Forester, Resiliency Council Member and Owner of Vermilion Resource Management.

This clinic will help residents better understand the soil stabilization methods available to stop land erosion; participants of the clinic will be trained in beginning soil stabilization techniques using rice hay.

Community Soil Stabilization Demonstration & Training Clinic

The second clinic, “Community Soil Stabilization Demonstration & Training” takes place at 1:30 p.m. at Cressman’s General Store, located at 36088 Tollhouse Rd.

NRCS (USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service) will also be present to field additional questions regarding soil stabilization methods.

Community members are welcome to join, and are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes, work clothes,. and bring gloves and masks with them.

The Central Sierra Resiliency Fund’s mission is to support the revitalization of the forests and communities surrounding Shaver Lake through land restoration, local stewardship, and economic efforts that honor the historical legacy of the Central Sierra region.

The Fund is a community initiative held at the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum, Inc.

Local community members and concerned professionals have collaborated to create a Resiliency Council to administer the restricted fund and determine funding recipients.

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