Cleanup & rebuild

Survivor Services/Case Management:

After interruption by FEMA downsizing, survivor case management is being provided by St. Vincent de Paul, FEMA-designated agency for survivor assistance services.  All individuals and families directly by the September wildfires are strongly encouraged to get in touch with Case Managers at the Bastrop County Disaster Recovery Center. <phone/contact link>

 
Debris Cleanup, Tree Removal, related help:
Register with Bastrop County Disaster Recovery Center. <phone/contact link> for information and assistance with debris cleanup, tree removal and other fire site services.
 
 
Call your electric company (Bluebonnet contact info is under the tab "Government Help"), if there is any possibility the tree will fall on a power line they might remove it for you.
 
Some volunteer teams have been helping with trees, sign up at Volunteer Center (see tab on this web page).
 
Send us whatever additional helpful info you have via the FEEDBACK hyperlink on the bottom of this page.
 
REPLANT WITH LOCAL SEEDS:

The Lost Pines Restoration Mix is eight native grasses and wildflowers, which should be planted as soon as possible. These are warm season plants and contain eight varieties of seed. A little more than three pounds will cover an acre of severely or moderately burned territory.

Native American Seed Company’s Southeast Recovery Mix contains 56 native species of grasses and wildflowers, most harvested from a prairie remnant conservancy 60 miles from Bastrop, and all indigenous to the local environment. This mix can be planted now. It contains both cold- and warm-season grasses and wildflowers, so something will grow all year round. Five pounds of this mix is appropriate for one acre, or one pound will cover 8,700 square feet.

Go to www.seedsource.com or the local distributor, Bastrop Gardens, www.bastropgardens.com. Bastrop Gardens is providing the mix at what it costs to get it here, which cuts shipping costs for you.

 
RESTORE BASTROP STATE PARK:

Help with erosion control projects, which are easy to moderate difficulty, and may involve bending, carrying buckets of mulch and walking long distances. Volunteers should plan to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and long-sleeved shirts. They should also bring gloves, but hard hats will be provided.