Conservation Tip of the Week
Enjoy this coming Fourth of July holiday and help contribute to protecting and conserving our landscape by observing some simple, common-sense safety tips.
The first Fourth of July celebration was held in 1777 and by the early 1800s a tradition of parades, picnics and fireworks were firmly established as part of American Independence Day culture. Since John Hancock's first signing of the Declaration of Independence, the original 13 colonies have grown from 2.6 million people to over 304 million people today. Given the population and potential for personal and property injury, it becomes ever more important that we recognize firework safety in our celebrations (particularly in this very dry season).
To help enhance our public safety, the National Council on Fireworks Safety makes these following recommendations:
Celebrate our heritage and celebrate safely. Happy Holiday!
More information on firework safety is available at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
John Steward, SLAC Today, July 2, 2008