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Second annual Community Wildfire Safety Night to be held Friday, June 3rd

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May 25th, 2022

Please join us for the second annual Community Wildfire Safety Night! The event is on June 3rd at Greenwaters Park! Doors open at 5:00 PM and the panel discussion begins at 6:00 PM. We will review the Middle Fork Complex and active wildfire preparedness projects. Additionally, there will be booths to help you make your home and community more Firewise!

 

OAKRIDGE, OR- Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative, Oakridge Air, and other community partners are hosting the second annual Community Wildfire Safety Night at Greenwaters Park. The main event is a community conversation that begins at 6:00 PM. The talk will cover the Middle Fork Complex and current fire prevention efforts in the community. Guest speakers may include the Forest Service (FS), Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), Lane County Firewise, Inbound LLC, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the local fire and police departments.

The movie series Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s Forests will play on loop in the red community building starting at 5:00 PM. Forward Together: Restoring Oregon’s Forests is the first in a series of four videos made by ODF. The films highlight work done through the Federal Forest Restoration Program (FFRP). The FFRP is a partnership with local community groups, ODF, FS, and other organizations. These partnerships increase forest restoration and resilience while also helping rural communities. Please follow this link for more information and to access the videos.

Bring a lawn chair and share what you faced during the Middle Fork Complex. Learn about local wildfire prevention efforts and about Firewise. Walk around and talk to booths. Take a tour of a wildfire engine. Bring a picnic or enjoy some local food. Above all, learn about how to prepare and be safe during wildfires!

 This event is hosted in partnership with Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative, Oakridge Air, Firewise USA, LRAPA, Lane County, Inbound LLC, Oregon Department of Forestry, City of Oakridge, City of Westfir, and the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with funding support from Oregon Department of Forestry.

For Press Inquiries, please contact:

Dustin Rymph, Outreach Coordinator

Southern Willamette Forest Collaborative

[email protected]

 Guen DiGioia, Smoke Outreach Coordinator
Oakridge Air

[email protected]

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