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Fire On The Mountain

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 12:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 8:15am

Fire On The Mountain

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm outside the Visitor Center for a fun interactive event all about fire. FREE! Learn how we use fire to help our forests be healthy, how fire can be used to make the park more safe, and how fire can actually help make habitat better for wildlife. Debunk some common misperceptions about fire! Our partners the North Carolina Forest Service, Danbury Volunteer Fire Department, Wildlife Resources Commission, Stokes County Fire Marshal, Southern Fire Exchange and lots of other land managers will be here to share what they do and how they use fire as a tool. Learn about how you can use fire to improve your own property. Kids of all ages will enjoy games, nature exhibits, etc. Talk to the environmental educator about what turtles do during a fire, take a selfie with Smokey Bear, try out some fire gear, touch-a-truck, ask us about jobs in the great outdoors, warm up around our bonfire, listen to live music, and buy lunch from SLIDER KING food truck. At 2:00 p.m. staff will be lighting a small prescribed fire for a demonstration so you can witness how we do it and watch how the forest transforms after fire. FREE SMORES

Date of Event: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Start Location: 
Visitor Center

1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016



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