Forest Ranch is fortunate to have many active and productive organizations that benefit the whole community. The Women's Club was actually the forerunner of what is now known at the Forest Ranch Community Association and still instrumental in raising funds and providing interesting and diverse programs open to the public year round. The Lion's Club members can be seen once a month collecting recycible items in front of the 'mall' on Nople Avenue. The Forest Ranch chapter supports other organizations in the community (i.e. setting up the yearly bar-b-que for the Volunteer Fire Station) as well as putting on other activities. BEEP (Broom Eradication and Education Program) originated in Forest Ranch and is influencing other communities in eliminating Broom, a highly flamable and invasive plant. BEEP members and supporters can often be seen on Saturday mornings on Hwy 32 with their hoes, rakes, shovels pulling out the Broom. The Fire Safe Council takes seriously their role in educating the community on fire safety, meeting monthly, publishing articles in the Post and maintaining part of Hwy 32 by cutting back low growing shrubs and trees to ensure that should a fire occur it would be less likely to jump the highway. The Volunteer Firefighters are highly trained, attending 2 trainings per month throughout the year. They work with the career Firefighters to respond to all emergencies, from medical, traffic to fire. The Forest Ranch Charter School was established in 2008, after Chico Unified School District determined that they could not afford to keep it open. The Charter School has grown in attendance and now serves over 100 students, offering small classes and an innovative and creative environment.
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