Removing limbs from trees up to two metres above the ground helps lower the risk of ground fire spreading to trees and is one of the FireSmart activities local residents can learn about during upcoming community workshops and Wildfire Preparedness Day on June 8. Lindsay Chung photo

Four FireSmart workshops coming up in Quesnel area in early June

The City of Quesnel is also hosting a Wildfire Preparedness Day June 8

There are many opportunities to learn more about FireSmart practices and protecting your property from wildfire in early June.

This spring, the City of Quesnel’s Forestry Initiatives Program is focused on helping citizens FireSmart their homes, businesses and neighbourhoods.

Some FireSmart activities include cleaning gutters of debris, pruning trees two meters up the trunk to reduce ladder fuels, or removing dead and dying vegetation from properties.

The City is hosting Wildfire Preparedness Day on June 8 to encourage neighbours to help neighbours by assisting each other in making their homes, and their neighbourhoods, less vulnerable to wildfires.

During Wildfire Preparedness Day, an information booth will be set up at Spirit Square between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to help residents with any FireSmart questions.

The City is also holding four FireSmart Community Champion workshops at the beginning of June.

Workshops will take place June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bouchie Lake, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ten Mile Lake, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kersley and June 9 from 1-5 p.m. at Hallis Lake.

The workshops are open to all members of the public, and participants will learn how they can play an active role in helping their own neighbourhoods prepare for wildfire by recognizing the little things that can put homes at risk. To learn more about the workshops or to register, contact Amanda Vibert at or 250-255-5808.

City staff will also be on-hand at the Quesnel Farmers Markets on May 25, June 1, June 15 and June 29 to provide FireSmart education and to answer questions about how to best protect your home and your neighbourhood from wildfire.

To learn more about FireSmart, visit

The City of Quesnel would like to acknowledge the Provincial Community Resilience Investment Program for their support in this initiative.

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