FireSmart Program Partnership Creates a Safe Community
The City of Grande Prairie and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development teamed up this week to reduce the risk of wildfire in Muskoseepi Park as part of the FireSmart Community Grant Program.
A crew of 20 Junior Forest Rangers from Grande Prairie and Peace River joined park staff to cover a large area of forest and vegetation in the Mission Heights area. Following the standards of the FireSmart Program, the team removed dead-standing and dead-fall trees in the forest backing onto private property.
“This is the sixth year we have implemented the program, making significant progress in protecting homes from the threat of wildfire in various neighbourhoods adjacent to the park,” says Laurie Barry, Operations Manager at Muskoseepi Park. “We are grateful for the FireSmart initiative and thank Alberta Sustainable Resource Development for this partnership.”