Fire Fest 2020 is coming up

VENICE — Fire Fest provides a firsthand look at how prescribed burns protect area communities from wildfires as well as maintain Florida’s natural ecosystems for present and future generations.

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Fire Fest, was Feb. 2 at T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice. It provided a first-hand look at how prescribed burns protect communities and property from wildfires, — as well as maintain Florida’s natural ecosystems — for present and future generations.

A part of Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, Fire Fest is a fun opportunity for the whole family to learn how fire is used carefully and effectively on our natural lands, right here in Sarasota County.

The event includes prescribed burn demonstrations; a game zone for children; guided nature walks; free food; and raffle prizes.

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Fire Fest was held on Feb. 2, 2019 at T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Venice. This was the first year attending for Conor Byrne, 3, and his mother Bridget, of Sarasota.

Fire Fest 2020 is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 25, at the T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve, 1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice.

For more information, call 941-861-5000.

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