SARASOTA COUNTY – The public is invited to take part in Fire Fest at Carlton Reserve on Jan. 31, to learn about how prescribed fire is used to manage local native habitats in Sarasota County, how fire benefits many species of plants and animals and how prescribed burns actually protect our communities and property from wildfires.
This year’s event is a culmination of Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, Jan. 25-31, and is a fun opportunity for the whole family to learn how fire is used carefully and effectively on Sarasota County’s natural lands, and how fire actually benefits the plants and animals that inhabit these areas.
Activities at Fire Fest include:
- Prescribed burn demonstrations
- Helicopter water drops
- Games for kids
- Guided nature walks
- Special guest speakers
- Free food and more
This fun and free family event is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve, 1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice, Fla, 34292.
For more information call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email [email protected].