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🔥 Fire Marshal Jon Davis informed the June Big Park Regional Coordinating Council that effective Friday, June 11th, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Sedona Fire District (SFD) is in Stage II Fire Restrictions. These restrictions prohibit all solid-fueled open fires, fire pits, and campfires. He emphasized using extreme caution and expressed hope that an earlier, wetter monsoon season would alleviate the danger. Jon explained that “Firewise” landscaping does not mean removing all trees and shrubbery; rather that it involves creating more of a park-like setting with islands of vegetation. Unbroken lines of plants up to a dwelling should be avoided and he stressed the need for horizontal and vertical separation; so as not to encourage ladder fuels.
Please be on the lookout for visitors who may not be aware of the extreme fire danger in our area. If you observe someone not observing the restrictions, contact the Sedona Fire District immediately.
Please contact the Sedona Fire District Community Risk Reduction Division at 928-204-8926 if you have any questions.
by Editorial Team
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Below are some points taken from the article “Villagers Urged To Replace Outdoor Lighting To Comply With Community’s Dark Skies Designation“ by Joanne Kendrick, originally Published in The Villager with background information about the Big Park/Village of Oak Creek Dark-Sky designation.
“Light pollution, particularly the blue light emitted by LED bulbs, make it hard to stargaze. It can also cause serious consequences for wildlife whose biological rhythms and nocturnal instincts are disrupted when they are near a lot of artificial light.
“We live in a beautiful part of the world where we can see the Milky Way. Let us continue to protect and preserve our night sky by doing our part to reduce light pollution. Remember, light pollution can be reduced by the flip of a switch!”
We ask your help in reducing Pine Valley light pollution. Here are some practical points to keep in mind:
- Fixtures are shielded on all four sides and the top
- Fixtures are pointed downward
The IDA gives some outdoor lighting guidance. Light should:
- Only be on when needed
- Only light the area that needs it
- Be no brighter than necessary
- Minimize blue light emissions
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