Gardening season is finally here, and your home can be both beautiful and FireSmart!
On Saturday, June 4, 2022, the City of Campbell River Fire Department will be promoting the FireSmart Plant Tagging Program at local participating businesses. Trees and shrubs that are less susceptible to fire will be tagged and easily identifiable. Join us to learn how FireSmart plants can make your home and community more resilient to wildfire.
- Campbell River Garden Centre, from 9 a.m. to noon, June 4, 2022
- Sticks ‘n Stones Nursery, from 1 to 4 p.m., June 4, 2022
“You can still plant the more flammable coniferous and deciduous trees on your property. Knowing where is the key to staying FireSmart,” says Shawn Hall, City Fire and Life Safety Educator. “Visit our booths and learn about FireSmart landscaping, spacing of materials, ignition zones, and other local initiatives.”
For a free FireSmart Home Ignition Zone Assessment that assesses the wildfire risks on your property and recommends changes to reduce those risks, call the City of Campbell River Fire department at 250-286-6266.
The City will also have a FireSmart booth at the Canada Day festivities on July 1, 2022, alongside the BC Wildfire Service. Staff will be available to answer wildfire questions and give away FireSmart merchandise.
For more information, and a downloadable Campbell River FireSmart Guide to Gardening, visit www.campbellriver.ca/firesmart.
Contact: Thomas Doherty, fire chief | 250-286-6266 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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