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Assemblymember Irwin and City Host Drought Workshop on July 9th

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June 2022. As the community adapts to Level 4 water conservation measures and the reality of the drought, residents may have questions or wonder “what’s next?”. To help the public navigate through this unprecedented water shortage, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and the City of Thousand Oaks will be hosting a free public event highlighting water, wildfires, and sustainable landscaping. The event will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10 am – 1pm at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 


The “911 Emergencies in the 805, Drought, Fire” event will include presentations by panels of experts on: 1) Water restrictions, Future efforts and Community drought planning lead by representatives from local water agencies, the Conejo Recreation and Park District, and Ventura County Fire Department; 2) Drought Tolerant Landscaping, in which Ventura County Master Gardeners will discuss how to preserve your trees and plantings and plan landscaping for this and future droughts; 3) Representatives from the California Department of Insurance will discuss what is needed before and after a fire or other emergency; and 4) The Ventura Regional Fire Safety Council will discuss hardening your home and property against fire along with the Ventura County Fire Department presenting their Ready, Set, Go – Wildfire Action Plan.

This FREE event will also feature booths, workshops, emergency vehicles including fire trucks and police units, kid fingerprinting, hands-only CPR classes and emergency preparedness information.

“The historic drought conditions we are facing require that each one of us take action to safeguard our properties and reduce our water consumption,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. “This event will feature experts and professionals who will provide information that will allow us to do just that.”

For event details, please visit Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s website and for information about water conservation in Thousand Oaks, click here.


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