California's Wildfires

Photo @CNN. Ferguson Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest on July 22.

Photo @CNN. Ferguson Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest on July 22.

From July through September we will be giving all donations to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit One Tree Planted in order to plant and restore Californian forests. 

According to their website: 

"Five years of drought and a large-scale bark beetle infestation have seriously damaged California’s forests. 2017’s record-breaking wildfire season burned more than 1.3 million acres – an area the size of Delaware. Now, a record 129 million trees need to be restored in California."

There are over 17 large wildfires burning in California right now. A good resource to refer to for everything from fire prevention to post-fire living is the ReadyforWildfire.org website. The organization's One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire campaign has endless informational resources regarding prevention tips and techniques that are not only easy to use, but also, easy to remember remember. Fire Prevention is very important especially given the current conditions. 

If you are looking for real time updates check out their Instagram feed @CALFIRE.

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Another good resource to use is the Google map tracking of the active fire area. This will provide updated information regarding the approximate fire boundaries, road closures, and relevant traffic information that could be very helpful if you are in the area. 

 
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