McNeilus: “It was dry from the time the snow melted until probably Memorial weekend and/or Fourth of July and then we started getting a rainy pattern. That started giving the public a little sense of reprieve and a little sigh of relief after the last two years. In general, people are very concerned about the potential of wildfires on the Kenai Peninsula given the fire history that has been present around the Peninsula, more respectively the last two fires, the Card St and the Funny River fires.” McNeilus: “During this workshop we’re going to have Saturday September 17th at 10 o’clock we will also have a booth set up that is going to be an open house and there is going to be representatives from all the agencies involved in implementing the Sterling fuel break and they will be there to provide questions to the public regarding the fuel break and its implementation plans here in the future.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a community Firewise Workshop in Sterling later this month, teaching residents how to prepare well before wildfires occur. Fire Prevention and Mitigation Specialist Linden McNeilus says the refuge, the Division of Forestry, the Department of Fish & Game, and Central Emergency Services will also describe how the government is helping… The workshop will be held at the Sterling Community Center and is open to the public. McNeilus says they’re focusing on Sterling since the most recent threats have centered on that region… The workshop will be held 10am on Saturday, September 17, in the Sterling Community Center. Officials will teach the basics of firewise structure protection including creating defensible space and provide information on preparing a pre-planned evacuation checklist and following a “Personal Wildfire Action Plan.