From KRCR TV
June 3, 2019
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — After the Camp Fire in 2018, and a particularly wet winter season, the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District sought approval for a grant to combat the public health threat of mosquitoes in the Camp Fire burn scar areas.
On Monday, the Butte Strong Fund approved a grant request of $310, 434 from the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. The mosquito district asked for the financial help for increased labor costs and insecticides needed to suppress mosquito breeding sources in the Paradise area.
The Butte Strong Committee granted its unanimous approval of the proposal at a meeting Friday.
“We learned two weeks ago that state and federal funding was not readily available to support the massive increase of work in our Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District in the aftermath of the Camp Fire,” said Alexa Benson-Valavanis, President and CEO of the North Valley Community Foundation. “This is exactly the sort of gap in resources and time delays that can cause danger to not only the people already deeply impacted by the camp fire, but the entire region.