• Oct 29, 2020

    Local FireSmart Guide to Gardening now available

    With COVID-19 keeping us closer to home this fall, and many people taking on home and garden improvements, a new FireSmart Guide to Gardening offers landscaping tips that can safeguard local homes.

    Printed booklets are available at: Campbell River Garden Centre, Home Depot and Sticks and Stones Nursery. The information is also available online at campbellriver.ca/fire (under Fire Safety Information) It will also be posted in the emergency preparedness section of the Strathcona Regional District website.

    This guide recommends a number of ways people can work with nature and the changing seasons to make their property fire resistant. The guide illustrates how incorporating fire-resistant plants in lush landscapes reduces the chance that embers from a wildfire will damage or destroy a home. These principles also incorporate best practices to support plants and reduce harm to wildlife. Read more...

Local FireSmart Guide to Gardening now available

by Tanya Wood | Oct 29, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping us closer to home this fall, and many people taking on home and garden improvements, a new FireSmart Guide to Gardening offers landscaping tips that can safeguard local homes.

Printed booklets are available at: Campbell River Garden Centre, Home Depot and Sticks and Stones Nursery. The information is also available online at campbellriver.ca/fire (under Fire Safety Information) It will also be posted in the emergency preparedness section of the Strathcona Regional District website.

This guide recommends a number of ways people can work with nature and the changing seasons to make their property fire resistant. The guide illustrates how incorporating fire-resistant plants in lush landscapes reduces the chance that embers from a wildfire will damage or destroy a home. These principles also incorporate best practices to support plants and reduce harm to wildlife. Read more...