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News: 08/15/2014

Jack London seeks donations to help reduce wildfire risk



Jack London State Historic Park has launched a community initiative to raise $80,000 to help reduce wildfire risks in the park during a particularly dry year.

Thanks to those who have already “joined the force” and made donations, the campaign is halfway towards its goal. However, Jack London Park Partners is still appealing to community members to help close the gap by donating more or getting neighbors and friends involved.

Two separate fire scares last summer underscored the need to maintain the grass and brush that turns into wildfire tinder during a particularly dry year like this one. The money raised will go to pay the Glen Ellen Fire Department and Calfire crews to maintain defensible space within the park, including clearing and improving fire roads for emergency access, maintaining defensible space along park trails and around historic structures, and establishing defensible space around all power lines.

To make a donation or find out more information about the Join the Force campaign, visit www.jacklondonpark.com/prevent-wildfires.html.



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