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Jul

Yolo PBA and Solano RCD Host Community BBQ

The Yolo Prescribed Burn Association and Solano Resource Conservation District are hosting a BBQ and potluck to build community around using prescribed fire as a land stewardship tool. The Potluck BBQ will be at Lake Solano Park Pad A located at 8685 Pleasants Valley Road, Winters CA 95694 on Saturday, July 27, 2024 from 4 PM to 7 PM. Anyone interested in prescribed fire is welcome to attend including private landowners, community members, interested volunteers, fire professionals, and agency representatives. Parking fees for entering Lake Solano Park have been generously covered by Solano Resource Conservation District and parking for PBA Potluck attendees is free.

The Yolo and Solano Prescribed Burn Associations are newly formed community groups with the goal of reintroducing “good fire” into the ecosystem to manage invasive weeds, mitigate extreme wildfire, and promote a healthy ecosystem. Prescribed Burn Associations foster partnerships between neighbors, members of the public, and relevant agency officials to build capacity and training about how to properly and safely use prescribed fire as a land management tool. Unlike high-intensity wildfires, prescribed burning is the controlled application of fire under preplanned management objectives and precise environmental conditions. In addition to managing wildfire risk, prescribed burning is a cost-effective management tool that can be used to maintain and generate desired native vegetation and benefit rangeland.

The event will feature information on what to expect during a burn, steps to safely conduct a burn on your property, a chance to view the Yolo PBA equipment trailer, and meet other community members interested in PBA involvement. The BBQ is an excellent way to learn more about prescribed fire and meet other interested community members in preparation for upcoming summer and fall training opportunities and prescribed burns in Yolo and Solano counties. Hot dogs and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, but it is encouraged to bring a side dish. Yolo and Solano PBAs hope to see you on Saturday, July 27th from 4 PM to 7 PM! To attend, please fill out the registration form at the button below.

For more information on prescribed fire, reach out to the following contact depending on your county:

Solano County: Elizabeth Davis, Solano RCD Project Manager, elizabeth.davis@solanorcd.org

Yolo County: Bailey Adams, Yolo PBA Coordinator, adams@yolorcd.org or visit www.tinyurl.com/yolo-pba.

PBA Flyer announcing details for the Potluck BBQ - all information can be found in the above press release.