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Fri, Jun 21



Preparing for Wildfire Season

How can we best prepare for the potential heat, smoke and fire of summer?

Preparing for Wildfire Season
Preparing for Wildfire Season

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.



About the event

As we face another summer with risks of wildfires, heat and smoke, we look forward to sharing ways to build our community's reslience in the face of worsening climate impacts.

We'll hear from Stephan Martineau, with Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo), about their Resiliency Centre in Appledale. He will share their experiences in creating the centre, including challenges and successes in building community while preparing for  extreme weather, smoke, wildfires and other emergencies. Stephan has worked in community development and ecosystem-based planning since 1993. His lifelong passion and pursuit is to move beyond ideas, discussions and theorizing to actually doing and being the changes we wish to see in the world.

Chris Bullock, with the East Kootenay Climate Hub will share their experience with DIY air purifiers, using simple materials for a much lower cost than commercial air purifiers. A great project to build community and distribute to those who would benefit from clear air during smoke season. Chris is an environmental engineer living in Cranbrook; he also previously lived in Castlegar.

We will also hear from a representative from RDCK's FireSmart program to learn what we can do to make our properties and neighbourhoods safer from wildfires.

We'll also share emergency preparedness tips to be ready in the event of wildfire.

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