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Wildfire Protection: Time to Trim Those Trees

5/17/2019

A year-round fire season is now the “new normal” in California. The 2018 wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire season on record in California. The Park District is actively working every day to reduce the fuel load in regional parks and maintaining healthy forests by thinning excessive growth.

While the Park District's efforts to reduce wildfire risk are extensive, it is the collective efforts of homeowners and neighbors that can have the greatest impact. Reduce fire fuels around your home and take other precautions to help prevent wildfires.

What You Can Do To Help

  • Create and maintain defensible space of 30-100 feet around your home. For more information visit the Park District's Wildfire Prevention web page. 

  • Watch for and understand red flag warnings and follow all restrictions on burning and use of power equipment.

  • If you see a potential fire hazard in the parks, report it by calling (510) 881-1833.

The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest regional parks system in the nation, comprising 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline, and 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and nature learning. The Park District receives more than 25 million visits annually throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor
(510) 544-2217
dmason@ebparks.org

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