Fire Safe Landscaping Workshop at Dance Palace May 12, 2008

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Date: April 28, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133

Fire Safe Landscape

The public is invited to attend a free workshop on Fire Safe Landscaping, co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. The workshop will take place at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station on Monday May 12 from 7: 00 pm to 8:30 pm. The goal of the workshop is to demonstrate why a house is much more likely to survive a wildfire if it is surrounded by appropriate, well maintained vegetation, and non-flammable elements such as rocks and walkways. The workshop will include excerpts from "Marin on Fire" a film recently produced by FIRESafe Marin, and a slideshow with examples of fire prone plants and more fire resistant alternatives. Water conservation and preventing the spread of invasive species will also be emphasized. The workshop will conclude with a brief update on new proposed vegetation management strategies for Marin County.

For more information, call 415-464-5133.


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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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