Residents in the Morrison Subdivision of Kimberley are invited to a FireSmart work event the weekend of Oct. 28-30.
“Fall is here, and it’s a great time to get proactive on your property ahead of next year’s wildfire season,” says Local FireSmart Representative Virginia Hermanson.
“Cleaning out your gutters, removing fuels like leaves that have gathered against your home and pruning trees are all good habits to get into that will increase the wildfire resiliency of your home and property.”
A chipping event will follow the next weekend after Halloween.
A community meet-up will happen on Oct. 29 where residents can discuss the types of FireSmart treatments that can be worked on over the weekend.
“The fall is an excellent time to get some extra cleanup done before winter so that you are one step ahead in the spring,” adds Hermanson.
“No matter where you live in the East Kootenay, the FireSmart principles will help make your home or property more resilient.”