Firewise Workshop Offered Free To Payson


Unhealthy forests and long-term drought, coupled with the desire to reside among the trees in the high-country of Arizona, have fostered concerns of safety in fire-prone communities like Payson.

If you live in the foothills, grasslands or mountains of Arizona, you are at risk, and now is the time to understand what you can do to become Firewise. Educators from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension will lead a multi-disciplinary program, designed for educators, firefighters, and agency personnel.

Project Learning Tree (www.plt) is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad.

Aligned with Arizona's educational standards, PLT provides the tools educators need to bring local environmental issues into the classroom and community. Teamed with Firewise, this collaborative venture is sure to impart you with the requisite tools needed to educate and affect change.

This free workshop will be held April 22 at Gila Community College in Payson, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding around 3:30 p.m. You must register in advance to participate. For more information, call Wade Albrecht at or call (928) 774-1868, ext. 25.

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