The department has begun a public education campaign to assist those located in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The Ready, Set, Go program and publications provide guidance on readying homes with ignition-resistive features and determining how to create defensible space, setting an action plan and getting ready to "Go" with a plan on when to leave and where to go in the event of a wildfire.
Community members may sign up at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/fire for a free wildfire consultation on your home, and look in the mail for the Ready, Set, Go information. Over the next three weeks firefighters will be going door to door in wildfire-prone areas. For more information, contact Capt. Patrick Brennan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green/Blue Belt tour slated
La Vida Laguna has scheduled it's second Green Belt/Blue Belt Eco-Tour for 8 to 11 a.m. Aug.28. All proceeds will be donated to Get Inspired, Inc. the nonprofit organization formed by Nancy Caruso, known as the "kelp lady," who has organized efforts to replenish local kelp beds, plus the Permaculture Institute of Southern California, and the Friends of the Hortense Miller Gardens.
The tour meets at La Vida Laguna, 674 N. Coast Hwy. at 8 a.m. and begins with a paddle to the sea lion rookeries off Seal Rock. Then the group paddles to the newly replenished kelp beds off Heisler Park, where Caruso will speak about the 800 species of marine life in the underground eco-system. The group will then land onshore, and head to Hortense Miller Gardens for a docent led tour of the natural coastal gardens and mid-century modern home that will include a snack of water and fruit salad. Cost is $75. For reservations, call (949) 275-7544.
Martinis for marine mammals
Pacific Marine Mammal Center is hosting Martini Madness, a night of martinis and fine foods from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Madison Square & Garden Café, 320 N. Coast Hwy.
Tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the center, which rescues ill and injured seals, sea lions, and sea elephants. To make a reservation call (949) 494-3050.