Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership, Solano Volunteers, and partners
Host Hanns Park Wildfire Community Preparation Day Event.
Event details at https://rb.gy/zyvgf
Vallejo, CA, April 18, 2023 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign that encourages people and organizations everywhere to come together on a single day to take action to raise awareness and reduce wildfire risks. The event is held across the United States and Canada on the first Saturday in May, with a purpose of educating, and supporting residents to take actions around their home and in their communities to help protect against the threat of wildfires.
Robyn Rains, Solano County Emergency Services Manager, states “Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a great annual event to help our community learn how they can reduce the risk of wildfire and protect their home and family.”
In conjunction with the national campaign, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), Solano Volunteers, and partners Vallejo Watershed Alliance, Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Office of the Governor, and California Climate Action Corps, a program of California Volunteers, will be hosting a local community preparedness and wildfire prevention event for Solano County residents.
When: Saturday, May 6th 9 AM – 12 PM
What: Hanns Park Wildfire Community Preparation Event.
Where: Hanns Park,198 Skyline Dr., Vallejo, CA
Register online: https://rb.gy/zyvgf
All are welcome (ages 10+)! The public is invited to attend and volunteer with family and friends to learn about wildfire preparedness and help remove fire-prone invasive species from our local parks. Register in advance. Event details provided with registration. Volunteers must be age 10 and older.
“We are thrilled to join the Vallejo Watershed Alliance, the Greater Vallejo Recreation District, and CVNL to help protect Vallejo’s hidden gem, Hanns Park, from threats of wildfire,” said Jennifer Kaiser Nelson, Public Information Officer at Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District. “We work throughout the year along the creek corridor and several other waterways throughout Vallejo to reduce trash and improve wildlife habitat, and we invite the public to join us at this and other events. Find out about upcoming activities at VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.”
The Hanns Park Wildfire Community Preparation Event is part of the Climate Impact Wildfire Prevention Project whose mission is to engage community members in Days of Service wildfire prevention events where they will remove fire-prone vegetation and help make our communities more firesafe. Learn more at volunteernow.org/climate-impact-project.
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About CVNL: For over 60 years, CVNL has advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including Learning & Leadership programs and trainings, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™, Heart of Napa™ and Heart of Sonoma County events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma County Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, Sonoma and Solano Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy and more equitable communities. Visit www.cvnl.org to discover more
About Solano Volunteers: The Solano County Board of has been working with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) since 2016 to build an online volunteer system to better serve nonprofits and service-minded individuals – “Solano Volunteers.” Together, Solano County and Solano Volunteers provide access to meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and businesses, leveraging online tools to make it easier for both volunteers to engage and organizations to post volunteer opportunities. In addition to providing online volunteer matching services, Solano Volunteers produces National Days of Service, provides disaster preparedness training, and serves as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Solano County. Visit solanovolunteers.org to discover more.
About National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign that encourages people and organizations everywhere to come together on a single day to take action to raise awareness and reduce wildfire risks. It is held in the United States and Canada on the first Saturday in May. Prep Day is focused on what residents can do on and around their home to help protect against the threat of wildfires. Learn more: https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day