Due to the road closure on East Mountain Drive at the Cold Springs crossing, this year’s Neighborhood Fire Prevention Project chipping boundaries were restructured, the Montecito Fire Protection District has announced.

The East Mountain Drive properties on the west side of the Cold Springs Creek Crossing (1-1000 East Mountain Drive) will be included the week of June 22. That week also includes the properties on West Mountain Drive, Coyote and Banana roads.

The decision to split the area was made after the information card was mailed to residents, but the district’s web page https://www.montecitofire.com/neighborhood-fire-prevention-project is updated and the map accurately depicts the planned chipping schedule.

Through the first four weeks of the program, there have been 116 participants and a total of 102 tons of vegetation removed. The district appreciates the great participation in this year’s program. The combined efforts are creating more fire-resilient properties and increasing the safety for all Montecito residents.

For more information about the Neighborhood Fire Prevention Project, contact wildland fire specialists Maeve Juarez or Nic Elmquist, 805-969-7762 or email preventionmail@montecitofire.com.

The Fire Department encourages residents to provide feedback on the Neighborhood Fire Prevention Program by completing the short online survey at https://www.montecitofire.com/customer-satisfaction-survey.