McGuire hosting wildfire meeting, drought town hall this week
By Zoë Strickland, Managing Editor, SoCoNews, May 16, 2021
State Sen. Mike McGuire is hosting a pair of public events this week, calling attention to both the state’s ongoing drought and upcoming fire season.
Wildfire prevention grants — May 17 at noon
The first, a community meeting about wildfire prevention grants, will be held at noon on Monday, May 17. The meeting will be held with McGuire and the California Coastal Conservancy.
To register for the fire prevention grant meeting event, go HERE.
On Thursday, May 20, McGuire will be hosting a town hall devoted to discussing the current drought emergency. Joining McGuire for the virtual town hall will be Joseph James, chairman of the Yurok Tribe, located in Del Norte and Humboldt counties; Grant Davis, general manager of Sonoma Water; Ben Horenstein, general manager of Marin Municipal Water District; and Carmel Angelo, chief executive officer of Mendocino County.
“We’ll be focused on the massive response that will be coming from the state to address the impacts we know our region will see as we enter an extremely dry summer and fall, with unprecedented low water levels,” states McGuire’s website.
To register for the drought town hall, go HERE.
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