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The Lake County Office of Emergency Management Public Information Office (PIO) has announced a community event at FREIGHT from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. It is sharing its new Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) maps and seeks community feedback on the maps.

“Addressing Lake County forest health and preventing catastrophic wildfires in our county is a critical priority,” says the Office of Emergency Management.

Leading the conversation, designed to inform the community about the new plan to protect the county from wildfires will be Lake County Commissioners, Leadville Lake County Fire and Rescue, Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative, the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado State Forest Service, Envision Chaffee County, and other partners, including the Lake County and its partnership with the Community Map Walk.

Readers can find a preview of those maps here. Lake County has set up an online platform to respond to if you are not able to join the event in person, but still wish to offer feedback.

FREIGHT is located at 320 East 9th Street in Leadville, If you have additional questions, reach out (call or text) to Sarah Mudge with any questions: 719-293-0177

Featured image: Lake County Search and Rescue hasty teams mobilize to respond to a rescue call on Mt. Huron on August 22, 2020. Image courtesy Lake County Search and Rescue/Facebook.