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Firesmart Lake Sonoma Community Workshops

Like you, our perspective on fire was forever changed last October.  

In partnership, Ag Innovations and Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) are organizing a two-part workshop series called "FireSmart Lake Sonoma" about living with fire in the Lake Sonoma Watershed. 

Find out more about the project and workshop details, including essential resources here.

We invite all those who live or work in the Lake Sonoma Watershed to our two-part FireSmart Lake Sonoma workshop this summer.

First, we invite you to one of our community workshops in your home region of Lake Sonoma to create a shared understanding and strategy for fire management among your neighbors.

Together, we will spend the morning exploring the current state of land management: Have you cleared defensible space around the structures on your property? How do you manage your forests? What is your understanding of emergency management services? What kind of collaboration do you want to see in your community? At noon, we'll stretch our legs, eat lunch, and spend some time getting your input on draft maps of your part of the watershed. Then, we'll spend the remaining portion of the day on a site walk led by experts. We will bring maps, coffee, and lunch to you. 

East Lake Sonoma Region FireSmart Community Workshop - From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17 - Geyserville Fire Station | 20975 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville - The Geyserville Fire Department, Cloverdale Fire District, Sonoma County’s Office of Recovery and Resilience, Cal Fire and Sonoma Water invite you to share your perspective on the state of fire resilience in the community.  At noon, we will gather your input on watershed maps, eat lunch and then head out on a site walk led by experts.

South/West Lake Sonoma Region FireSmart Community Workshop - From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28 - Lake Sonoma Visitors Center 3288 | Skaggs Springs Rd, Geyserville - The Geyserville Fire Department, Cal Fire and Sonoma Water invite you to share your perspective on the state of fire resilience in the community.  At noon, we will gather your input on watershed maps, eat lunch and then head out on a site walk led by experts.

Yorkville Lake Sonoma Region FireSmart Community Workshop - From 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6 - Yorkville Community Center | 25400 CA-128, Yorkville - The Anderson Valley Fire Department, Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (RCD), Cal Fire and Sonoma Water invite you to share your perspective on the state of fire resilience in the community.  At noon, we will gather your input on watershed maps, eat lunch and then head out on a site walk led by experts.

As we know, our homes are only as fire smart as the home next door, so please help spread the word to neighbors.  

 

LAKE SONOMA NEIGHBORS SUMMIT DETAILS - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - September 18th - Oriental Hall | 1000 Highway 128, Geyserville

From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18 in Geyserville, we will bring together the entire Lake Sonoma community alongside experts from Cal Fire, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ag + Open Space District for a Neighbors Summit. Working across the watershed, we will begin to design solutions as a community. Our goal is for all participants to leave with a better understanding of the unique stewardship role they play in keeping our community safe.

 

RSVP FOR THE LAKE SONOMA FIRESMART COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS AND NEIGHBORS SUMMIT:

RSVP at this link here or directly to Suzannah for all FireSmart events to ensure we order you a lunch: (707) 823-6111 x114 or suzannah@aginnovations.org. If you leave a message on Suzannah's voicemail, please include your name, phone number, which workshop dates you'll be attending, and your email address (if you have one). 

 

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