The Furry Creek Community Association (FCCA) is the second group to hold a natural disaster forum in Howe Sound in as many weeks, and all involved say educating the public is crucial.
The seminar, entitled Preparing for Natural Disasters, will be held Monday (March 21), less than two weeks after Squamish held a similar presentation last week. FCCA president David Hildreth helped organize that event.
"The immediate goal of this seminar is to familiarize our local residents with the very real and immediate dangers we must all face," he said.
Residents from the communities of Furry Creek, Lions Bay and Britannia Beach are "strongly urged" to attend the session.
Expert speakers scheduled for the event currently include several members of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) including chairman John Tuner, author of the SLRD's Emergency and Recovery Plan Jim Lamorte, and planning researcher Kevin Creery, also on the speakers' list are Lions Bay emergency social services planner Tina Taylor, Braidner Survival Kits representative Any Nieman, Jim Lang, Emergency Response Coordinator for the District of Squamish and Beryl Taylor, Deputy Coordinator and Emergency Social Services for the District of Squamish.
Preparing for Natural Disasters will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday (March 21) at the Furry Creek Golf and Country Club. Admission is free.