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Sun., Nov 22, 2020 - Mon., Nov 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Green Waste Collection Days, Nov. 22-23

Reduce your hazardous fuels around your property and drop them off at one of the locations for our Green Waste Collection Days.

October 3 & 4: Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station,
885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

October 10 & 11: South Valley’s Regional Park,
15650 Wedge Parkway, Reno (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

October 17 & 18: Regional Transportation Commission Lot, corner of Geiger Grade and Toll Road, Reno (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

October 24 & 25: Mayberry Park, 101 Woodland Avenue, Reno (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

November 6 & 7: Verdi Community Center, 165 Bridge Street, Verdi (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

November 8 & 9: Scolari’s, 5430 Sun Valley Blvd, Sun Valley (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

November 13 & 14: Lemmon Valley Station, 130 Nectar Street, Reno (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

November 15 & 16: Silver Lake Station, 11525 Red Rock Road, Reno (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

November 20 & 21: Ironwood Equestrian Center, 5600 Whiskey Springs Road, Palomino Valley (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

November 22 & 23: Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks (9:00 am-4:00 pm)

ACCEPTED: Junipers, pines, rabbitbrush, sagebrush, other woody vegetation.
NOT ACCEPTED: Construction lumber, hazardous materials, lawn clippings, sod, dirt infested vegetation, tree stumps or limbs in excess of 10” in diameter, stumps with root balls attached, any bagged vegetation.

Sponsored by Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Forestry, NV Energy and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Thu., Dec 03, 2020
9 am - 3:30 pm

Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit 2020

Graphic of a plume of fire on a nevada range

"Creating the Toolbox for a Fire Adapted Nevada"

The Network's First Virtual Summit

Register at: Register at bit.ly/FireAdaptedNevadaSummit2020

AGENDA

9:00 - Welcome and Agenda Review

Christina Restaino, Assistant Professor - UNR Cooperative Extension & Director of The Living With Fire Program

9:20 - Opening Remarks from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

9:40 - Introducing Fire Adapted Nevada

Marc Titus, Nevada Division of Forestry Staff Specialist - Fire Adapted Communities

10:00 - Keynote: "Framing the Problem of Community Destruction during Extreme Wildfires"

Jack Cohen, PhD. Research Physical Scientist - U.S. Forest Service Research, retired Missoula, Montana

10:45 - Break

11:00 - Morning Workshop: "Navigating Your Fire Adaptation Journey: How to combine tools and resources from national partners to support your work"

Participants will learn how fire adaptation programs can be used together to benefit their community’s wildfire risk reduction efforts. This workshop will provide an overview of some of the established national programs designed to assist local communities with wildfire preparedness, including the Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program, Firewise USA®, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) and will feature stories from practitioners about how they’ve used these programs and resources in their communities.

Presenters:

  • Michelle Medley-Daniel, Director - Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
  • Jenn Dietz, Program Manager - Ready, Set, Go!
  • Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan, Program Manager - Firewise USA®

12:15 - Lunch

1:30 - Afternoon Workshop: "Multiplying Wildfire Adaptation Efforts Through Neighborhood Volunteers"

Participants will leave with an understanding of how to build local capacity to strengthen fire adaptation. This workshop will delve into the Fire Adapted Communities Ambassador/Firewise USA® Site leaders program and help communities develop a plan to capitalize on local professional assets that can support neighborhood volunteers. Participants will learn how to assess their “enabling conditions” to learn how a volunteer approach can work to overcome existing hurdles.

Presenter: Rebecca Samulski, Executive Director - Fire Adapted Colorado

3:00 - Closing Remarks from Christina Restaino

3:30 - Adjourn

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