Later this month, the N.C. Forest Service will help the city of Asheville carry out a series of controlled burns on at least 95 acres around the North Fork and Bee Tree Reservoirs, thereby reducing the risk of more severe fires in a watershed that serves more than 125,000 area residents.
‘It makes no sense for all of us to pay with our health, and our futures, so that polluters have the right to pollute for free.”
“If we all do our part, it could make a big difference. … I’d also like to invite other readers to share their ideas and ways to conserve water.”
The unique combination of wildfires and high pollen counts in WNC this season may be contributing to the rise in allergies.