Summer is just around the corner. But with the welcome warm weather, also comes an increased risk of wildfires.
Many of us will have seen images of the terrible destruction wrought by wildfires across Alberta, BC, and California over the past several years. Others still will remember hearing about, or even smelling, small forest fires and grass fires that have become all too common on Burnaby Mountain during the summer months.
For a community like ours that is surrounded by forest, the risk of wildfires will grow as the climate emergency worsens. This risk is compounded by Burnaby Mountain's growing population and heavier trail-use during the drier summer months.
You can help make our community safer. Volunteer with the UniverCity Wildfire Safety Program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.