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MEDIA ADVISORY
                                                                                                         
May 7, 2012

Wildfire Awareness Week is May 6 - 12
Chipping event and more in Spokane

OLYMPIA – In recognition of Wildfire Awareness Week, May 6–12, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages everyone to be safe from wildfire.

In an effort to increase awareness of the issue of wildfire in Spokane County, a multi-agency task force has organized several events during Wildfire Awareness Week.

Two Events Scheduled

 Who:

 

Everyone’s invited

 

 What:Open House at the Finch Arboretum
 When:May 11, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Where: 

 

3404 West Woodland Boulevard, Spokane, WA

 

 What:Free Chipping Event
 When:May 12, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 Where:  Palisades Park, 4625 Bonnie Drive, Spokane, WA

Directions:
For directions to the first event at the Finch Arboretum, go to spokaneparks.org or Finch Arboretum. 

For directions to the second event at the Palisades Park, go to http://www.palisadesnw.com/ .

For more information, contact Garth Davis at 509-535-7274 or Garth-Davis@sccd.org .

DNR’s wildfire mission
Administered by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, DNR is responsible for preventing and fighting wildfires on 12.7 million acres of private, state and tribal-owned forestlands. DNR is the state's largest on-call fire department, with over 1,000 employees trained and available to be dispatched to fires as needed. During fire season, this includes over 700 DNR employees who have other permanent jobs with the agency and about 400 seasonal employees hired for firefighting duties. Additionally, Department of Corrections’ adult offenders and Department of Social and Health Services-Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration juvenile offenders participate in the DNR correctional camps program. DNR also participates in Washington's coordinated interagency approach to firefighting.

Media Contacts:
Janet Pearce, Community Outreach and Environmental Education, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov  
Guy Gifford, Wildfire Prevention Specialist, 509-990-62128, guy.gifford@dnr.wa.gov

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DNR Communications & Outreach Office
360-902-1016
dnrnews@dnr.wa.gov

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