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Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Mitigation Workshop Set for April 16-17

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:27:45 CDT

Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Mitigation Workshop Set for April 16-17
Oklahoma Resource, Conservation and Development will hold a Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Mitigation Workshop April 16-17, 2013, at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Catoosa.

The International Code Council will present information for community leaders on the latest Wildland-Urban Interface codes. They will also encourage implementation of existing WUI education programs in targeted communities.

The WUI workshop is free to everyone. Registration is requested by March 30th so that meals can be planned. You will find more information and registration information at www.oklahoma-rcd.org.

Stipends are available and applications are available at the above website. Applications need to be emailed to deweyccd@conservation.ok.gov. or mailed to Dewey County Conservation District at PO Box 36, Taloga, OK 73667 by March 30, 2013. All requests for stipends will be processed on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged.

RC&D is a council of local citizens that represent farmers, businesses and units of government to coordinate economic development project in primarily rural areas. RC&D areas are multi-county in scope and led by a citizens group called a council, board of directors, or executive committee. Council members represent official sponsoring organizations, however, they can develop task forces and working group composed of technical specialists and other interested in individual projects. The Natural Resource Conservation Service, (RNCS), an agency known for its partnerships with local communities, administers the program for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NRCS provides a coordinator, and gives other support for each RC&D area. But, it is the local council or directors that make each RC&D area unique.

More information is available from Coleta Bratten at 580-328-5366 or 580-922-1248.



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