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Posted on: April 28, 2021

King Conservation District Hosts Free Webinar: Managing Wildfire Risk to Your Home

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Given the right environmental conditions, wildfires can happen in Western Washington. According to the King Conservation District (KCD), nationwide approximately 8 million acres were burned in 2020, with about 6 million of those acres located in the Western United States. Last year approximately 1,700 fires occurred in Washington State, burning over 813,000 acres and damaging or destroying 724 structures. 

Fortunately, there are several simple steps residents can take to prepare their homes, families, and communities to be wildfire resilient this fire season.

The community is invited to join King Conservation District on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6PM for a FREE LIVE webinar on how to protect your home and community from wildfires. The 90-minute event will be hosted by KCD’s Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Project Coordinator Matt Axe, with guest speakers: 

  • Ashley Blazina, WA Department of Natural Resources (WADNR)
  • Matthew Axe, King Conservation District
  • Lara Whitley Binder, King County Emergency Management
  • Addison Houston, Public Health–Seattle & King County, Environmental Health Service Division

During the webinar attendees will learn about Western Washington wildfire patterns; fire behavior; Wildland Urban Interface and climate change; creating a defensible space around your home; writing an evacuation plan; King County Wildfire Strategy; and protecting yourself from wildfire smoke.

Register and reserve your spot HERE.

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