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Apr 27

County Council Proclaims May as Wildfire Awareness Month

Posted to Conservation Corner on April 27, 2022 at 4:59 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Norse Peak on fire in 2017. Smoke takes up over half of the picture.Pierce County, WA - The Pierce County Council issued a proclamation at its April 26th meeting instituting May as the County’s “Wildfire Awareness Month.” The proclamation underscores how wildfire risk and severity in Western Washington is trending in the wrong direction, along with the need to deliver meaningful action to mitigate these risks.

Over the past few years, wildfires have begun to show up in our “backyards.” With our summers getting drier, hotter, and smokier, we're all looking for ways to protect ourselves from wildfire risks.

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May 30

Make Your Home Firewise

Posted to Conservation Corner on May 30, 2017 at 2:53 PM by Allan Warren

Firewise(web)Because of a combination of rising temperatures and reduced rainfall in the summer, the risk of wildfires is on the rise in Pierce County. There are easy adjustments that you can implement on your property to be FireWise, and prepared in the case of a wildfire. Follow these tips for the 3 Zones of Defensible Space.

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