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Clay County Firewise Meeting

Clay County Comes Together to Discuss Fire Risks It takes a lot to get 60 people to an educational program on a Monday night. It gets easier when the topic is wildfire-something all too familiar for folks in Clay County. Thanks to the monumental efforts of...

Making Our Mountains Firewise

Exciting Response to Firewise Community Interest Meetings On Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th, Southwestern NC RC&D Council cohosted Firewise Community interest meetings in Swain County and Maggie Valley, respectively. Approximately 30 people attended...

Firewise Community Interest Meetings

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...

The Fire Adaptive Communites Program

Making Our MountainsĀ Firewise Written by: Laurel Kays The fall of 2016 saw a record breaking fire season in Western North Carolina and across Southern Appalachian Mountains. Drought and high temperatures contributed to large blazes that burned across the region. The...