Wildfires: We’re certainly no stranger to their devastation.
In 2006, the entire Flower Valley Farm burnt to the ground. It was an experience you can’t put words to. It not only destroyed 60,000 hectares of landscapes and the wildlife in it, but also affected our Fynbos livelihoods.
Today is Fire Prevention Day.
In order to help prepare ourselves for fire season in the Overberg, Sharon Brink chats to the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association’s Louise Wessels in our Flower Valley Podcast on what you can do to help prevent wildfires. And Flower Valley’s Kirsten Watson provides insight on how fires are changing in the Overberg.
On Flower Valley Farm, with the help of our wonderful supporters who have Adopted a Hectare, our firebreaks are now in place. But despite the winter rains, it’s still dry here (as it is across much of the Overberg). Today should serve as a good reminder: We should all be prepared this year.
Executive Director: Flower Valley Conservation Trust
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