All Residents Encouraged to Embrace Firewise Practices this Unusually Dry Year
LAKE COUNTY, CA (April 17, 2021) – Yesterday, April 16, portions of Lake County were under Elevated Fire Weather Conditions. Dry fuel conditions typically seen later in the year are already present, meaning hardening our homes and communities against wildfire is an urgent need.
“Essentially all of us in Lake County have been personally affected by wildfire,” relates Jessica Pyska, District 5 Supervisor and member of the Lake County Risk Reduction Authority (LCRRA) Board of Directors. “Each of the past six years has brought evacuations, and many, including my family, have lost homes. This has taught us that all residents must embrace Firewise practices to keep our families, friends and neighbors safe. It is especially critical in an unusually dry year like this one.”
To help all of us prepare, Pyska, LCRRA colleague and District 1 Supervisor, Moke Simon, the County of Lake and the Lake County Risk Reduction Authority are hosting “Preparing for Fire Season,” a Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, April 29, at 6pm.
Questions will be taken during the live meeting via Zoom Chat. You can also email questions ahead, to [email protected].
“We have an awesome panel, and this is going to be an amazing event,” affirms Simon. “Each of the presenters is a true expert, and participants will learn about their individual responsibilities to harden their properties, and Firewise practices for everything from Defensible Space and Hazardous Vegetation Abatement to smarter Landscaping. There will even be a virtual raffle!”
How can I participate?
Webinar ID: 961 2932 4601
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To join by any landline or mobile phone, dial (669)900-6833 and enter the Webinar ID and Passcode above.
This Town Hall can also be viewed via the following outlets:
• Lake County PEG TV (Mediacom Channel 8)
• https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1zbi-_eq7ClQak0JiJGGg (or go to YouTube.com and search “County of Lake CA”)
Preparing for Fire Season: A Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Presented by the County of Lake and Lake County Risk Reduction Authority
Thursday, April 29th at 6:00 PM
6:00- Welcome: Supervisors Pyska and Simon
6:05- CAL FIRE Defensible Space: Chief Paul Duncan
6:15- County Planning Department, Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance: Michael Herringshaw
6:25- Master Gardeners, Fire Safe Landscape: Louise Pagone
6:35- Firewise Communities and Practices: Magdalena Valderrama
6:45- FireSafeLake.org Website: Cindy Leonard
6:55- LakeCoAlerts: Sheriff Martin
7:00- Questions taken via Zoom chat, Drawing for prizes
7:25- Closing, Simon and Pyska: How you can get involved; Firewise, Fire Safe Council, LCRRA
“We look forward to seeing you in Zoom,” relates Pyska. “Keeping our communities safe from wildfire requires every one of us doing our part, and this is a great event to get to know some of the basics, and find out where to learn more.”