Reopenings, Ribbon Cuttings, and New Park Name
California’s 2021 fire season has been record-setting and is, unfortunately, not yet over. Early fall is typically the most dangerous due to dry vegetation and seasonal Diablo winds that blow in from the east with the potential to cause disastrous wind-driven wildfires.
This time of year, park visitors are at the forefront of fire prevention. Here are some tips on how you can help prevent wildfires in Regional Parks.
Be Aware of Red Flag Warnings and fire safety rules, including:
- NO smoking in Regional Parks, including vaping devices.
- NO open fires. ONLY gas-fueled stoves.
- NO gas-powered generators.
- DO NOT drive or park on dry grass areas. The heat from a vehicle’s exhaust can ignite fires.
Be Alert for potential fire hazards and report them immediately.
Be Ready if you see fire and call 911.
Be Helpful by following all instructions from firefighters, police, and park rangers during a fire emergency.
Park closures are also possible under certain fire danger conditions to ensure public safety.
See you on the trails and in your Regional Parks!
Sabrina B. Landreth