Wildfire Education Programs
Okanogan CD and Wenatchee Valley College Omak are partnering to bring wildfire education to local residents. Bookmark this page for class info.
To register for Fall Quarter classes, follow this link to the Wenatchee Valley College website.
Fire Ready Home and Landscape
Wildfire is part of life in the Okanogan, but losing a house doesn't have to be. This class will cover the science of home ignitions and best practices to keep a home from igniting during a wildfire event. Since embers from wildfires can travel over a mile from the main fire, homeowners in more developed areas or surrounded by irrigated agriculture can be at risk along with those in forested or sageland areas.
According to a student who took the class last spring, “this talk was outstanding: very well organized, important information, clearly explained, communicated with enthusiasm. Awesome visuals”.
All classes are from 6-8pm
Tuesday April 28: Omak campus
Tuesday May 19: Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp
Monday June 1: Oroville Golf Club Meeting Room
Tuesday June 9: Omak Campus
Register using the link above. There is a $10 materials fee for this class.