|Fire Fest returns with controlled burn demonstrations |
SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County’s Fire Fest returns for its seventh year to T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice on Saturday, Jan. 25. The annual event aims to educate and inform the public about the importance of fire to the ecosystem. Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources and Emergency Services staff will share information on why the county schedules prescribed burns, their benefits to native habitats and wildlife, and how the county manages wildfire. There will also be demonstrations and explanations on the process of controlled burns. The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free to attend. There will also be hayrides, local exhibitors, an expanded game area for children, nature walks and refreshments. There will be a free raffle where attendees will have a chance to win several prizes, including an original print by Clyde Butcher, who is known for his black and white landscape photography. Sarasota County is committed to environmental stewardship, and this event supports that commitment by demonstrating the value of prescribed burns in protecting public lands and surrounding communities.
EVENT INFO:WHAT: Sarasota County’s Fire Fest 2020.WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. WHERE: T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve is located at 1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice.DETAILS: This media event will include opportunities for video and photos. Media is asked to RSVP.
Media planning to attend is asked to RSVP to Sarasota County Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-861-NEWS (6397). For more information, or to learn about prescribed burns, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net. Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at www.scgov.net (keywords: ADA compliance)