828-452-2519

As part of ongoing efforts to work with the western seven counties to improve fire preparation through the Firewise program, Southwestern NC RC&D will host two community meetings the week of August 14th. The first will take place on Monday, August 14th, from 6-8pm in the Southwestern Community College Gymnasium at 60 Almond School Rd, Bryson City, NC. The second will take place the following day, Tuesday August 15th, from 6-8pm in the Maggie Valley Town Pavilion at 3987 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC.

These meetings will cover the history of wildfire in Western North Carolina and the reasons why its presence is likely to continue in the future. We will discuss how homeowners and communities can make what are often small changes around their homes to decrease fire risk and assist future emergency responders.

Any and all are welcome and encouraged to attend either meeting. A meal will be provided at both meetings when you RSVP with Laurel Kays at lkays@southwesternrcd.org or 828-452-2519.