April 27, 2024: Join CKISS at the Blewett Volunteer Fire Department Open House

Are you concerned about invasive plants on your property that could pose a fire hazard? Or perhaps you’re looking to revamp your garden with plants that are suited for the Central Kootenay region and address climate change, water, and fire issues? CKISS has got you covered!

We’re excited to announce that CKISS will be at the Blewett Volunteer Fire Department Open House Event on Saturday, April 27th, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Carlson Rd Firehall. Our information table will be set up with resources to help you manage invasive plants like Scotch broom, which can be a fire hazard.

But that’s not all! We’ll also have EcoGarden resources available to assist you in selecting plants that are perfect for your Central Kootenay garden, wildlife-friendly, and contribute to addressing regional climate change, water, and fire concerns.

Here’s what you can expect at the event:

10 am – 12 pm: Information Opportunities

  • Engage in Emergency Management discussions
  • Learn about Firesmart Private Residential Assessments
  • Visit CKISS for invasive species management tips
  • Explore West Kootenay Native Plants Society offerings
  • Connect with the Blewett Community Society and Area E Director Cheryl Graham

12 pm – 2 pm: Information and Demonstrations

  • Discover new equipment for small-scale forest management
  • Witness demonstrations of a carrier with winch and mulcher
  • Gain insights into fire suppression techniques from the Blewett Volunteer Fire Department and Forest Service crew

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, engage, and contribute to fire safety and environmental stewardship in the Blewett community. FOOD, beverages, BBQ all day. Music from 10-12. We look forward to seeing you there!