MENDOCINO Co., 3/24/18 — It's been more than six months since the Redwood Fire Complex swept through Potter Valley and Redwood Valley, but for many people who lost their homes, recovering from the fire losses may take many more months. To help people learn about the resources available, there will be a free day-long expo this Saturday, March 24 at Mendocino College in Ukiah, featuring panels, break-outs groups, staff from local agencies, and experts on topics on topics including fire-safe and natural building techniques, the permit process, tiny homes, energy efficiency, fire-safe landscaping, greywater systems, and filing insurance claims. Over 40 agencies and vendors will be tabling to provide people with more information about how they can rebuild their homes.
The event takes places from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will begin with a keynote presentation from Mendocino County's planning and building department. The expo is co-organized by the Mendocino County’s Leadership Initiative Team, the Solar Living Institute, Community Foundation, and Mendocino College. You can find the full list of speakers, breakout sessions, and vendors here.Additional updates can be found on the event's Facebook page.
"Coming Home offers an opportunity for our community to join together around the topic of rebuilding and discover sustainable building approaches that are more resilient in the face of disaster,” says Adam Goldberg, Program Manager with the Solar Living Institute, in a press release about the event. “We are
creating a space for our community to learn about rebuilding options, connect with sustainable building professionals, and have meaningful conversations about how we can rebuild together.”
The Coming Home expo takes place Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional details can be found at the event's Facebook page. Mendocino College Ukiah campus is located at 1000 Hensley Creek Road in Ukiah.