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Wildfire Threat: Clay County Residents Can Learn How to Protect Their Homes

The Florida Division of Forestry in cooperation with the Clay County Division of Emergency Management is presenting How to Have a Firewise Home in three locations, including Thursday May 26, 2011, 6:30PM- 8:30PM at the Fleming Island Plantation Splash Park, 1510 Calming Waters Dr. Fleming Island, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:00PM – 8:30PM at Keystone Heights City Hall, 555 S Lawrence Blvd (SR 21), Keystone Heights, and Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6:00PM – 8:30PM at the Clay County Agricultural Center, 2497 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs. The workshops will help homeowners learn how to best protect their homes from wildfire.  Everyone is welcome to come to these free workshops, and dinner will be provided.

Many Clay County residents live near natural areas. While these natural areas are part of what makes Clay County a great place to live, there is also a wildfire hazard potential. Fire is a natural part of Florida. Come learn simple actions you can do to make your home and community more wildfire safe.

Workshop topics will include: how to know if you are at risk for wildfire, why homes burn, fire’s natural role in Florida, Firewise construction and landscaping, and the national Firewise Communities/USA program.  Representatives from the Florida Division of Forestry will be on hand to discuss this important issue, answer questions, and distribute free materials and Firewise items.  Please call Firewise Workshop Coordinator, Elise Cassie at 352-359-0722 or email ecassie@normandeau.com, or online at http://fireinflorida.org/firewise-community-workshops/, to reserve your seat and free dinner.

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