As of today, May 23, a stage one burn ban is in effect. This means no land-clearing or trash burning fires. Charcoal grills and recreational fires are ok, if the following regulations are observed:
Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal;
Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;
Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches;
Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
No burning when winds exceed 5 MPH.
Mark your calendars: PLCA Annual Meeting July 13
Our Annual Meeting will be a bit earlier this year. We voted at last year's meeting to amend the by-laws so that the Board has discretion to set the meeting date for any Saturday in July.