There are several events, activities and workshop taking place in western Nevada as part of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week. Below is a list of events with links for additional information. We hope you can participate in one or more of these events as part of your wildfire preparedness efforts.
- April 26, 6pm – 8pm, Rosewood Canyon Wildfire Preparedness Meeting at Horseman’s Park Clubhouse in Southwest Reno
Hear presentations from local services providers and discuss your specific questions with experts.
- April 28, 10am – 2pm, Community Event at Mills Park in Carson City
Fun for the family and information too! Children can visit the fire safety house, meet Smokey Bear and Sparky too, explore helicopters and fire engines and play games. Adults will have an opportunity to meet local firefighters, visit with vendors, participate in a free raffle for great prizes, and hear a short presentation.
- April 29, 8:30am – 1:00pm, Junk the Junipers In Washoe County
Remove the ornamental junipers from your property, especially the ones located within 30-feet of your home, and take them to one of 4 biomass collection sites (located in Red Rock, Spanish Springs, Virginia Foothills and Washoe Valley) for free disposal. Only during the date and time mentioned, you will receive a coupon valid for one free #5 replacement plant from Moana Nursery. One per household while supplies last.
- April 29, 8:30am – 1:00pm, Junk the Junipers in Carson City
Carson City residents can bring their junked junipers to the Galaxy Theater-South Lot for free disposal during the date and time listed. In exchange, you will receive a coupon from Greenhouse Garden Center valid for a 50% discount on up to 10 shrubs or perennials, limit one coupon per household.
- May 1, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, All-Risk Emergency Preparedness Evacuation Workshop, Galena High School
Hear presentations on evacuation preparation and visit with local services representative to discuss your specific questions one-on-one.
- May 3, 6:30pm, Reno Aces Baseball, Wildfire Awareness Night
In celebration of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week, Reno Aces Baseball is offering a discount at its home game against the Las Vegas 51s. Smokey Bear will throw out the first ball! Discount ticket prices are:
$5.00 general admission (regular price $6.00)
$10.00 outfield reserved seating (regular price $13.00)
Tickets must be purchased online for this discount, which will NOT be offered at the door. Click here to purchase tickets and use the special offer code: wildfire.
- May 5, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Junk the Junipers and More in Douglas County
Douglas County residents can bring their ornamental junipers and other flammable vegetation to Bently Agrowdynamics for free disposal and recycling. You will receive a coupon valid for 10% off of your entire nursery purchase at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store – Carson City location only.
Click here for a complete list of Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week events taking place across Nevada. If you need any publications, posters, information, or want the Living With Fire program to come and talk about wildfire preparedness in your community, give Sonya Sistare a call at 775-336-0271.