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Mill Creek and Walla Walla County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

Media Release

From: Mori Struve, City of Walla Walla

Date: May 17, 2017

RE: Mill Creek and Walla Walla County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

Mill Creek and Walla Walla County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update Available for Public Review

The Mill Creek and Walla Walla County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update has been completed in draft form and is available to the public for review and comment at the locations listed below. Electronic copies may be viewed in pdf format by clicking here. The public review phase of the planning process will be open from May 17 thru June 2, 2017.

Location

Walla Walla Office of Emergency Management
27 North 2nd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Location

Walla Walla City Hall
15 North 3rd Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362

The purpose of the Mill Creek and Walla Walla County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is to reduce the impact of wildfire on Mill Creek and Walla Walla County residents, landowners, businesses, communities, local governments, and state and federal agencies while maintaining appropriate emergency response capabilities and sustainable natural resource management policies. The CWPP identifies high risk areas as well as recommend specific projects that may help prevent wildland fires from occurring altogether or, at the least, lessen their impact on residents and property. The CWPP is being developed by a committee of city and county elected officials and departments, local and state emergency response representatives, land managers, conservation district representatives, and others.

The Mill Creek and Walla Walla County CWPP includes a risk analysis at the community level with predictive models for where disasters are likely to occur. This Plan will enable Mill Creek and Walla Walla County as well as its communities to be eligible for grant dollars to implement the projects and mitigation actions identified by the committee. Although not regulatory, the CWPP will provide valuable information as we plan for the future.

Comments on the CWPP must be submitted to the attention of Mark Corrao, Northwest Management, Inc. at or mailed to Northwest Management, Inc., PO Box 9748, Moscow, Idaho 83843 by close of business on June 2nd, 2017. For more information on the Mill Creek and Walla Walla County CWPP update process, contact Mark Corrao at ext. 129.

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