I mentioned a new project the other day. While it is still under construction, it is up, running and fully functional. It related to last year’s Schultz Fire, and helping prevent it from happening again.
I have been working with the folks at Campfires Limited to produce a website. The main goal of the site is to raise awareness of the proposed ban to campfires in the Coconino National Forest from May 1 until the monsoonal rains are well established. There are pages for contacting the National Forest Service and the Coconino National Forest to send your support for the ban. Please, visit the site and provide your support for the ban.
I think more content is needed for the site. If you would like to help provide content or links, please contact me or email Campfires Limited. Don’t forget, there is a campfire ban poll running in the right margin of this page.
Coconino County is holding a series of meetings to assist residents “with addressing the impacts from the on-going flooding and flood risks to your family, homes and property.” These meetings are being held in the next few weeks, and the schedule is shown below. They ask that you attend on the meeting for your area. More information is available at: http://www.coconino.az.gov/schultzfloodinformation.aspx?id=23604.
Meeting 1: Monday, March 28 from 7 – 9pm Kevin’s Way, Daniel Way, North Copeland, Buckboard and Glodia areas Meeting 2: Tuesday, March 29 from 7 – 9pm Wupatki Trails, Brandis, Girls Ranch and Fernwood areas Meeting 3: Wednesday, March 30 from 7 – 9pm Doney Park, Slayton Ranch and McCann areas Meeting 4: Saturday, April 2 from 10am – 12pm Zady, Alice, Linda and Paintbrush areas Meeting 5: Saturday, April 2 from 1 – 3pm Hutchison Acres, Immediately east of Hwy 89 and Elden Springs (Desert View, Lilac, Soaring Eagle, Onika) area All meetings will be held at: Sinagua Middle School 3950 East Butler Ave., Flagstaff 86004
The timing on getting information to people in the areas affected by potential flooding this summer is very important. Please, spread the word. The information is also available here: http://www.coconino.az.gov/schultzfloodinformation.aspx?id=23604.
For those interested in the weather, it looks like we are moving into a warmer, drier, but occasionally windier time. Temperatures should continue above normal for the week, but dry southwest winds will be the rule for the week. There is a slight, very slight, chance for some precipitation later this week and into the weekend. There are high chances for early next week, and maybe beyond.