Firescaping: Planting Against Fire

Firescaping: Planting Against Fire

Monday March 19, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Firescape diagram.jpgBy understanding a fire’s preferences, better choices can be made in landscape design, management, and maintenance practices to help keep people and property safe.  At the next Landscape Advisory Committee Meeting, Jennifer de Graaf, (Director of Education, ReScape California) will present on how a fire starts, how a fire moves, and what feeds a fire.  Jennifer will provide recommendations on landscape design, materials used, and maintenance considerations to help reduce the impact of a potential fire.

Jennifer de Graaf, PLA, LEED AP, BFQP, QWEL has 20 years of professional experience in design and project management for a variety of project types including parks, schools, hospitals, trail systems, streetscapes, historic properties, commercial housing, and estates and private residences. In addition to project work, she is an instructor for UC Berkeley Extension in the landscape architecture program and serves as the Director of Education for ReScape California.

Date:  Monday, March 19, 2018

Time: 3:30p.m.-5:00p.m.

Location: EBMUD Admin Building, 375 11th Street, Oakland (Second Floor).

Transportation:  The Administration Building is located near Broadway and 12th Street. We encourage use of public transportation.

Parking: Free validated parking is available at the Pacific Renaissance Plaza garage right next door on Webster Street. Bring your token to the meeting and EBMUD will validate at the end of the meeting. Please note, there is no parking available in the EBMUD parking garage. 

Cost: Free

Sign up: ebmud.com/rsvp

For more information: Kristin.Bowman@ebmud.com 510 986-7610

Light refreshments will be served