We Must Heed the Wildfire Wake-up Call

We Must Heed the Wildfire Wake-up Call

Our North Georgia and Western North Carolina mountain views have become smoky and hazy these days, and on Code Red days we’re told to stay inside, run our ACs, and breathe filtered air. At this time, dozens of fires throughout WNC and North Georgia have burned more...
Wildland Fire Prevention Education Teams

Wildland Fire Prevention Education Teams

For the past 4 or 5 years, the Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D Council has been working with local emergency agencies in several counties in Northeast Georgia to create emergency plans to handle the fires that we have been telling you would happen sooner or later and...
Fire & Smoke in North Georgia

Fire & Smoke in North Georgia

North Georgia is experiencing the worst drought that most can remember with many areas not having seen rain for up to 52 days. The extremely dry conditions, low humidity, constant winds coupled with the normal leaf fall creates a tinder box with only one spark needed...
Prepare for an Approaching Wildfire

Prepare for an Approaching Wildfire

WARNING: This may sound like a broken record, but I can’t say it enough:   Pay close attention to what’s going on around you here in the mountains of North Georgia right now. If you smell smoke, any smoke, check it out, call it in, and get away from it. We are...