Agriculture information exchange encourages wildfire preparednessNews Article
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) is hosting an Agriculture Wildfire Information Exchange to encourage wildfire preparedness. The session takes place Thursday, June 10th, 2021 beginning at 9:00 am PDT. BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), RDOS, Climate & Agriculture Initiative, and local emergency management professionals will share presentations and answer questions.
The RDOS continues to see active wildfire seasons including the 2020 Christie Mountain wildfire which impacted rural residents and agricultural producers in Electoral Area “D”. The goal of the Agriculture Wildfire Information Exchange is to address concerns and enhance communication during future wildfire incidents impacting agricultural producers.
The interactive information exchange will provide support for vintners, fruit growers, farmers, ranchers and other producers. Participants will be encouraged to share past experiences and ideas on how to close communication gaps during wildfires.
Registration for the Agriculture Wildfire Information Exchange is free and available through the Regional District website at www.rdos.bc.ca. All agricultural producers, farmers, ranchers, commodity groups and others involved in agriculture in the Okanagan-Similkameen are invited to attend.
Registration link: https://app.bookking.ca/rdospub/courses/index.asp
Karla Kozakevich, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
RDOS Emergency Services Manager
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