Update from Kate - Fire Meetings in May: Calendar Them and Take Action To Prepare

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Update from Kate

Fire Meetings in May:
Calendar Them Now and Take Action to Prepare

Here are two important meetings to add to your calendar and attend. Wildfire prevention and emergency preparedness are countywide priorities. Great work is being done in communities across Marin, but there is much more to do, including preparations from household to household. Fire knows no boundaries. We must work together as one community to make all of Marin wildfire safe and as emergency ready as possible.

As we prepare our homes and properties to be more fire ready, let's be sure the changes we make restore and fortify the natural systems that inherently offer protection and sustainability to people and the planet. What we do today matters, helping ready us for whatever happens tomorrow.

Marin Wildfire Forum

Embassy Suites, San Rafael

May 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon


Community presentation and panel discussion on wildfire preparedness, with an introduction to important new efforts that will help make Marin more wildfire resilient. There will be tables and booths representing a variety of stakeholders, contractors, and representatives of agencies and industries that play a role in Marin's wildfire readiness. Free with advance registration encouraged. (Click here for details and to register.)


Firestorm: Wildfires and Climate Change
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street
May 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

This public forum explains how climate change continues to intensify the conditions contributing to the most destructive fires in California's history. Find out what's happening, what's being done, and what you can do. Free childcare and Spanish translation provided. Free with rsvp encouraged.  (Click here for more details and to rsvp.)

Please write me at ksears@marincounty.org and let me know one action you took to help lower fire risk at your home, business or in your neighborhood. I'd like to share these ideas with others by posting some of them on my FaceBook page.