Wildfire awareness week scheduled for May | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Wildfire awareness week scheduled for May

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.- The second annual Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week will be held May 28 to June 5.

The theme this year is “Get Defensive: We’re Counting on You!”

The focus of the week will be to promote community based defensible space activities. Fire agencies, fire safe chapters and local organizations will collaborate to hold community clean up days including offering free chipping and pine needle pick-ups and hosting neighborhood meetings and educational activities. Check the Living with Fire website at http://www.livingwithfire.info/tahoe to find out about local events.

The goal of the Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week is to encourage individual action to reduce the threat of wildfire to homes and communities. Activities will provide information and resources to create defensible space around homes.

For information on how to create defensible space in the Tahoe Basin see http://www.livingwithfire.info/tahoe, or contact Susie Kocher at 530-542-2571 or sdkocher@ucdavis.edu.

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