Landscaping for Fire Prevention Workshop Planned in Coeur d'Alene

Monday, April 9 2012 at 6:00 PM

Location: University of Idaho Kootenai County office, 1808 N 3rd St., Coeur d'Alene, ID

COEUR d'ALENE -- A two-hour workshop “Landscaping for Fire Prevention” planned April 9 by University of Idaho Extension in Kootenai County will offer rural homeowners an opportunity to learn about such techniques, discuss their wildland fire experiences, and participate in a simple exercise to assess their homes' interface fire risk.
Registrations are due April 3 for the program that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the public meeting room at the University of Idaho Extension Kootenai County office at 1808 North 3rd Street in Coeur d’Alene.
Forest fires are a fact of life in the Inland Northwest. Homes located on forested lands, commonly called the wildland interface, can be at high risk from forest fires. Rural homeowners can lessen that risk if they modify their houses and landscapes to make them less likely to ignite and easier for firefighters to access.
The program can accommodate a limited number of people. Those wishing to participate should pre-register at the University of Idaho Extension - Kootenai County Office by Tuesday, April 3rd. A $10 registration fee covers handouts and refreshments.
For registration questions, contact the University of Idaho Extension - Kootenai County Office, at (208) 446-1680. If you have a group of 10 or more who would commit to attending this program at a different time or place, or have other questions on this program, contact Chris Schnepf, at (208) 446-1680. The program is co-sponsored by University of Idaho Extension, Master Gardeners, and the Idaho Department of Lands.