Lake Cushman Firewise Council

- A Wa Non Profit Corporation -

May 28, 2008 Demonstration Project

We don't have many before and after pictures on this project.  But we did take 9 pickups full of debris to the stump dump.  It took a lot of work by our volunteers!  Many thanks to Bob Berger, George & Illeen Fisher, Joe & Jerry Eaton, Jim Mitchell and Ken Weaver for their time and effort!

Entrance to Div 8(first lot on right) lot 190, Just getting started. Same View but after work complete.
Our hard working volunteers! The completed project.

It is difficult to tell the difference made by our work.  But if you pay attention to the space that was created between the plants growing on the ground and the first limbs of the trees you will get an idea of what we are trying to accomplish.  It's all about the heat that is generated by the plants that will catch on fire on the ground from "firebrands".  If we can keep the fire on the ground, the Firefighters will put out the fire.  If it gets into the crown (top of the trees) then the fire becomes a major problem and all the entire area is threatened.

A Special thank you to Bonita & Dave Hermsen the owners of Div 8 lot 190 for allowing us to work on their lot as a demonstration of a Firewise project.