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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Environmental fair will feature Firewise display and activities

Date: Apr 23, 2014
Location: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Niiwin Akeaa gymnasium, 111 Beartown Rd., Baraga, MI 49908

Over 300 students in grades 2-5 participating in this annual environmental fair will learn how to protect their homes from wildfire.
Let’s Get Growing Garden Show

Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: Alpena Mall, 2380 U.S. 23, Alpena, MI 49707

Learn how to be Firewise at Alpena's Let's Get Growing Garden Show.
Learn to be Firewise at Lovells Township Historical Society 12th Annual Trout Opener

Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: Lovells Township Complex, 8405 Twin Bridge Rd, Grayling, MI 49738

Firewise staff will have a display and free handouts explaining actions you can take to protect your home and property from wildfire.

Wildfires in the state of Michigan are generally underestimated in regard to number and losses. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates that 8,000 to 10,000 wildfires occur each year in this state. While most of these are small wildfires - burning between 5 and 50 acres—many wildfires exceed 100 acres and some have consumed thousands of acres. In addition, each year 100 to 200 homes and buildings are either lost or damaged due to wildfires. Because most wildfires are caused by human activities, the number of wildfires and losses can be reduced if residents would take more precautions.

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