Firestorm: Wildfires and Climate Change

Over 200 people came out Wednesday, May 8th, 2020 for our free public forum, FIRESTORM: Wildfires and Climate Change to learn about the indisputable link between climate change and the new level of wildfires we are now experiencing. The goal of our program was to educate the public about the causes and effects of wildfires, the impact of climate change and what can be done about them. 

The program began with a video welcome by Congressman Jared Huffman, underscoring the importance of the event.  Radio host, Peter B. Collins then introduced the 6 guest speakers. We were thrilled to gather leaders in the fields of climate change, wildfires, insurance, and healthcare to bring a holistic framework to the conversation.  And we believe that the collaboration across these fields lends new momentum to fire safety outreach efforts and urgency to climate change activism.  

Watch the Community Media Center of Marin video of the Firestorm event

Paradise - April 18, 2019

Belle Cole and Meg Foley McCabe documented Paradise after the devastating Camp Fire. This video shows what they learned and experienced first hand about life after the fires.

Wildfire Prevention Measure C passes!

OFA Marin is thrilled that Marin voters passed this historic wildfire preparedness measure. The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority will begin, in 2020, an ambitious program to fund state-of-the-art wildfire prevention and preparedness efforts in Marin. It also is the starting point for the newly established MWPA Ecologically Sound Practices (ESP) Partnership that provides advice to MWPA on prevention measures that promote a resilient landscape, while reducing carbon emissions and optimizing carbon sequestration wherever possible.

Belle and Meg are members of the ESP Steering Committee.