The Fire Safe Council is a non-profit, local volunteer organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire prevention education, fire break clearing projects and creating Firewise Communities. If you’re looking for more information about how to make your property safer from wildfire; get your brush and tree debris chipped or to get more information about the bark beetle kill, check out their website to “help understand why there are so many dead trees,” explained Executive Director Joanne Drummond. And to help support the Fire Safe Council, the Outside Inn’s blog has 2 tickets to give away to their upcoming Wine & Culinary Adventure at the Miners Foundry on Friday, May 19th, donated by Ingrid & Warren Knox. You can travel to four tasting stations (Japan, Italy, France & Spain) with cuisine by Chefs Amanda Lutton and Al Markowich from California Catering, pared with wines and local craft beers from Nevada City Winery, BrewBilt, Ol Republic Brewery, Sierra Starr Winery and Three Forks Bakery & Brewery. There will be live music and a silent auction. Post a comment on this blog post and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, May 17th. *Edited to say the winner is Debra Christenson.