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Zoo Idaho’s new entrance is quickly taking shape and even quicker thanks to a donation from Idaho Firewise.
Friday afternoon, the group presented the zoo with over 50 firewise plants for the entrance, specifically for a new firewise garden. The garden will help to engage and educate zoo visitors on what they can do to protect their homes from wildfire.
“Living in the west wildfire is always a concern,” said Peter Pruett, Zoo Superintendent. “We’d like to thank Idaho Firewise for their gifts that will help create a beautiful entrance, as well as help teach our visitors about the dangers faced by wildfire and maybe even save a few homes in the process.”
The garden will feature plants like snowberry, Jupiter’s beard, and waterperry blue. It will also have signs displaying information on how to protect your home utilizing fire resistant plants.
Recently, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter joined with other western governors to declare May as Wildfire Awareness Month. “We’re happy to help do our part raising awareness and join with other leaders around the state and country during Wildfire Awareness Month,” said Pruett.
For more information on Zoo Idaho, visit ZooIdaho.org and for more on how to protect you and your family from wildfire, visit IdahoFirewise.org.