Firewise on the Farm Field Day


CONTACT: Jimmy Guthrie, Mayor City of Good Hope 
August 3, 2017

The Cities of Good Hope, Jersey, Walnut Grove, Between, Loganville, Monroe, Social Circle, and Monroe will be partnering and the Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Frank Riley Jr., Georgia Firewise Liaison, and other interested partners in hosting a Firewise on the Farm Field Day. The event will take place between 9:30 AM and 12:00 moon at on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at the Historical William Harris Homestead, located at 3636 State HWY 11, Monroe, GA. This will be a free public education event for farmers, landowners and home owners with demonstrations, lectures, and exhibits. Each year, wildland fires consume hundreds of homes across our state. Studies show as many as 80% of the homes and farm buildings could have been saved if the owner has followed simple fire-safe practices. This field day focuses on steps you can take to develop your defensible spaces around your farm buildings and home to reduce the spread of fire, including landscaping for new and existing homes. Local fire units will be conducting demonstrations on what to do if a fire does break out in your home or on your property. You will also have the opportunity to learn about related conservations and environmental practices from the many exhibits during the morning, along with exploring the many facets of the “new frontier” 1824 Historical William Harris Homestead Farm. For more information call 706-894-1591, groups are welcomed.