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Firewise Funds Available for Pinebrook Residents

The Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee is excited to announce that the Pinebrook community has been awarded a $90,000 Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI) grant. A cost-sharing Program has been created to enable the creation of defensible space on homeowners’ properties using Firewise® Landscaping concepts.

Pinebrook’s Fire-adapted Landscapes And Safe Homes (FLASH) Program will fund work completed by June 30, 2023, with applications due by August 1, 2022. This Program provides a means for homeowners to do meaningful work aligned with Pinebrook’s broader fire safety initiatives.

These grant funds are part of a larger WRI award for Pinebrook which also provides an additional $174,000 for HOA open space fire mitigation work. More details on the FLASH Program and the open space work is forthcoming; check back here for updates by June 10th.

Fire Safety Volunteer Event

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Saturday, May 28th June 4th, 9am to 12:30pm

The Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee’s next volunteer event is this Saturday, May 28th from 9am to 12:30pm. Please join us!

This Saturday we will once again be working on both sides of the corner of Canyon Drive and Canyon Drive Court to remove all the logs laying along the road, in the creek and along the lowest part of the walking trail. We are trying to take advantage of the fact that Dumpster Days will be taking place at Pinebrook Park from May 27th to June 6th. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to remove the material that can be chipped and to bring it down to the park.

For those that haven’t joined us previously, please know that our volunteer group is a fun easy-going group that gets a lot of satisfaction from knowing that we are slowly but surely making progress in reducing fire risk within our community. No matter how physically fit you are, there is a role for you. We have an awesome group of core volunteers already, but are always looking for more. If you join us, you only need to stay as long as you are able. Come for an hour or come for 3 1/2. You will feel very welcome either way!

Please RSVP if you can join us (or with any questions) at pinebrookfiresafety@gmail.com. In addition to good gloves and hiking boots, please wear long sleeve shirts and pants.

Spring Cleanup, Dumpster Days, and Chipper

May 27th through June 6th

It’s that time of year again when the Pinebrook Master and Pinebrook Homeowners Associations provide dumpsters and a chipper for our spring cleanup needs. The chipper will operate after work on the weekdays and 7am to 5pm on the weekends. You will need to arrange taking your trees, shrubs or branches to the Pinebrook Park to be chipped. Neither the PHOA or PMA offer curbside chipping services; you must arrange that with the Park City Fire District via their website or a private landscape company. Please do not leave piles of branches and tree debris roadside. It is a visual nuisance and fire hazard. Thank you for your cooperation!

Thank You, Speaker Videos, and Scavenger Hunt Reminder

The Fire Safety Committee wishes to thank everyone who came to our event last Saturday. Lots of great information was shared, new connections were made, and tasty food was had! Videos of our speakers are now available to view!

First Hand Wildfire Account – The experience of a wildfire evacuee that lost her home to wildfire and her lessons learned – Melissa Marsted, Pinebrook resident

Emergency Communications – What you need to know – Kathryn McMullin, Summit County Emergency Management

Parleys Canyon Fire – A firsthand account and some lessons learned – Brad Washa, Utah Bureau of Land Management State Fuels Specialist (retired)

Weeds, Weeds and More Weeds – What we all should want to know – Sara Jo Dickens, PhD, Owner and Principal Ecologist at Ecology Bridge LLC

And…The Scavenger Hunt Continues!

We raffled prizes at the event on Saturday 5/7 for everyone that submitted a completed Scavenger Hunt checklist.  We are doing a second raffle at the end of May for anyone that submits a completed Scavenger Hunt checklist by 5pm on May 31st by email to pinebrookfiresafety@gmail.com (please just scan or take a photo or your completed checklist and send to us).  We are hoping that community members that didn’t have time to participate by 5/7 will find time to participate during May.  

The remaining prizes include:  

  1. Chubasco $25 gift certificate
  2. Fresh Market $50 gift certificate
  3. Woodward t-shirt and beanie
  4. Woodward All-Day Pass
  5. Wonderful local restaurant $50 gift card (3)
  6. Athletic Republic – one week of free training
  7. Backcountry $100 gift card

Please contact the Committee at pbfiresafety@gmail.com if you have questions or wish to be added to our email list.

Again, if you haven’t completed your Scavenger Hunt make sure to do so, and thanks for helping make our event the success it was!

Community Event – TOMORROW!- Saturday, May 7th

Please join us at Pinebrook Park Saturday May 7, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be sharing information to help prepare Pinebrook residents for wildfire season while fostering a more resilient, connected, and educated community. 

Sponsored by the Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee featuring community experts from the Park City Fire District and Summit County.

Information tables and short presentations on various topics including: 

  • Defensible Space – How can the Park City Fire Department help?
  • Emergency Notification Systems – How do they work and are you registered?
  • Planning for Evacuations – Are you familiar with Pinebrook’s two-page evacuation planning document?
  • Parleys Canyon Fire – What are our lessons learned?
  • Community Engagement – Learn about the Fire Safety Committee and how to get involved.
  • Weed Issues – What we all should want to know!

A food truck and fire truck will be joining us too!

Ahead of the event, we encourage all members of the Pinebrook community to participate in our Wildfire Safety & Prevention Scavenger Hunt. As a participant, you will have an opportunity to become better prepared for a wildfire event and will be eligible for one of approximately ten raffle prizes from our five event sponsors. All you need to do to participate is print the attached one page checklist (the pdf version of the checklist can be found via this link: Scavenger Hunt), invest about ninety minutes of your time in safety related initiatives and return the completed checklist to the Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee May 31st, 2022.

Please email us at pinebrookfiresafety@gmail.com with any questions or for more information.  

PMA Annual Delegate Meeting

Wednesday, April 20th 2022, 7:00PM

The Pinebrook Master Association Annual Delegate Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 7:00PM in the Gorgoza Mutual Water Company Conference Room, 7950 Pinebrook Rd, Park City, UT, and also via Zoom at

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PMA Board Meeting

January 19, 2022, 7:00PM

The Pinebrook Master Association Board of Directors will hold its first meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, January 19th at 7:00PM via Zoom.

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