Colorado homeowners get hands-on workshop opportunity

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Sep 14, 2012

Colorado Builds Fire Adapted Communities kickoff event at the Capitol Building in Denver
My favorite days in high school science class always involved a trip outdoors to watch an actual scientific demonstration.  Homeowners in three Colorado communities impacted by recent wildfires will get a similar opportunity as they participate in live workshops with wildfire experts on September 15, 16, and 22 at a Lowe’s Home Improvement Store located in three select Front Range communities.

The Fire Adapted Communities coalition in cooperation with Lowe’s will present hands-on workshops that will teach homeowners about fire-resistant construction materials and how to maintain their homes and vegetation using Firewise principles that reduce wildfire risk. The workshops are part of the “Colorado Rebuilds Fire Adapted Communities” campaign. 

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a proclamation designating the week of September 9 -15 as “Wildfire Preparedness Week.” The proclamation was presented during the campaign’s workshop kickoff event at the state capitol on September 13.

Join wildfire experts at the following Colorado locations. The workshops are free and open to the public:

Lowe’s in Fort Collins, CO at 4227 Corbett Drive

Saturday, September 15 at 11am

Lowe’s in Littleton, CO at 5285 South Wadsworth Blvd

Sunday, September 16 at 1pm

Lowe’s in Colorado Springs, CO at 488 North Nevada Avenue

Saturday, September 22 at 11am

 - Cathy Prudhomme