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Reporters Invited to Learn How Orange County Residents Can Prepare Homes Against Wildfires

Coastkeeper Garden Director to speak about FireScapes for fourth annual “H2O for HOAs” 

California is experiencing the worst fire season in recent years, putting many homes in the region at risk with the heavy vegetation surrounding properties. And now Orange County is fighting the Silverado Fire, which has displaced nearly 100,000 residents from their homes.

It’s time to talk about fire safety and preparedness at the Fourth Annual H2O for HOA, an educational event relating to water management.

Marianne Hugo, Orange County Coastkeeper’s garden director, will join Moulton Niguel Water District to talk about environmentally friendly landscapes called FireScapes, and how they can help protect homes from fire risk.

WHO: Orange County Coastkeeper Garden Director Marianne Hugo

JOIN: This event is free, but registration is required

WHEN: Fourth Annual H2O for HOAs – “FireScape – Beautiful and Smart!”

  • Thursday Oct. 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: To set up interviews with Orange County Coastkeeper’s Garden Director Marianne Hugo, contact Hector Zermeño at or call 619-732-0789 x432




20 YEARS OF ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER: For twenty years, Southern California residents have relied on Orange County Coastkeeper to be their leading voice in protecting clean water. The organization works collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. Coastkeeper achieves this through innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation. Coastkeeper is a member of the International Waterkeeper Alliance, which has 236 different independent programs across 29 countries. For more information, visit or call 714-850-1965.