The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen RDOS is holding an information session on wildfire preparedness June 10, 2021. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen RDOS is holding an information session on wildfire preparedness June 10, 2021. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan-Similkameen agriculture workers invited to wildfire preparedness info session

Vintners, fruit growers, farmers, ranchers and other producers all invited to share experiences

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) is hosting an agriculture wildfire information exchange to encourage wildfire preparedness.

The session takes place Thursday June 10, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m.

BC Wildfire Service (BCWS), RDOS, Climate & Agriculture Initiative and local emergency management professionals will share presentations and answer questions on wildfire preparedness.

READ MORE: Fire ban issued for Penticton due to dangerously dry conditions

The RDOS continues to see active wildfire seasons including the 2020 Christie Mountain wildfire which impacted rural residents and agricultural producers in Electoral Area “D”.

The goal of the session is to address concerns and enhance communication during future wildfire incidents impacting agricultural producers.

The interactive information exchange will provide support for vintners, fruit growers, farmers, ranchers and other producers. Participants will be encouraged to share past experiences and ideas on how to close communication gaps during wildfires.

Registration for the agriculture wildfire information exchange is free and available through the RDOS website at rdos.bc.ca.

All agricultural producers, farmers, ranchers, commodity groups and others involved in agriculture in the Okanagan-Similkameen are invited to attend. Click here for the registration link.

READ MORE: Last summer’s wildfire in Penticton brings bears down mountain



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