I often need a really good visual to give me an “a-ha moment” when trying to fully understand a new
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Fire Adapted Communities workshops held in Fort Collins and Littleton, Colorado.
This Saturday, September 22, Colorado Springs area residents will also get an opportunity to experience their own defining moments when they attend the same workshop. Attendees will learn how homes and their surrounding landscape features are impacted during a wildfire; and the actions that can be implemented to reduce their risk.
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The workshops provide information that can change the way homeowners look at their home and lot in relation to its vulnerability during a wildfire.
Join the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition and Lowe’s Home Improvement stores at this one-hour free workshop and I can assure you’ll leave thinking differently about your home and landscaping.  *WARNING: *Attending this workshop will increase your honey's "to-do" list!
Attend the workshop this Saturday, September 22, at 11am* *at the Lowe’s in Colorado Springs, CO located at 488 North Nevada Avenue.
- Cathy Prudhomme