Fire Resilience Workshop - Making your Property Fire Safe and Sustainable
Oyster Harbour Catchment Group (OHCG) will be hosting a FREE 3 hour workshop on preparing your home and property in the face of the ongoing threat of fire on Sunday the 27th of May from 1-4pm. Gardening personality Chris Ferreira and bushfire consultant Rohan Carboon from the award winning “The Forever Project” will be down on the South Coast discussing various techniques to create a safer sustainable environment using best practice so that you can prepare for fire.
This event would suit landholders big and small and even townsfolk. As many of us are awaiting rain and the seasons seem to be changing, I urge you to attend one of these workshops as the information provided will be invaluable in helping prepare for the event of a fire.
Topics covered by Chris and Rohan will include property layout, design & retrofitting a home and fuel load management.
Other topics to be covered include
Creating fire safe and drought resilient landscapes
Fire, biodiversity & threats to local flora & fauna
Managing weeds and feral animals after a fire
Planting for shading and cooling – using locally native fire-retardant trees
Understanding Australian Standard 3959 for construction of homes in bushfire zones
Fire breaks / wind breaks
Mulching – introduction to the numerous options including the latest technology
Climate change impacts – including increased fire frequency and impact on bushland
All workshops are FREE with refreshments provided. Booking is essential, to assist with catering. Please bring a pen, paper and a clipboard to take notes. Contact Jenni Loveland firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to book online. Venue Plantagenet District Hall, Lot 250 Memorial Rd Mt Barker
The times and venues for all the workshops are on the flier. The workshop is presented by Oyster Harbour Catchment Group with funding from State Natural Resource Management
We acknowledge the Minang Bibbulmun people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging and to the wider Bibbulmun community.