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Community Wellness Support

These resources will support residents in maintaining their health and well-being following the wildfire.

Environmental Monitoring

Significant resources have been committed to environmental monitoring in Wood Buffalo following the wildfire.

Re-Greening Projects

The Municipality is working on several projects to rehabilitate and restore greenspaces in our community. There are also external partners working in collaboration with the Municipality on reforestation efforts.

Tree Canada Community Grant Program

Tree Canada has created a community grant program through Operation ReLeaf Fort McMurray to help residents and community groups plant trees on private property to replace those lost, damaged or destroyed during the 2016 Horse River Wildfire.


FireSmart is a national program aimed at reducing the threat of wildfire to communities and property.

Firebreak Drainage Improvement

The Firebreak Drainage Improvement project is addressing drainage issues inadvertently created by the tree clearing program that followed the wildfire.

Tree Removal

The Municipality has begun the selective removal and disposal of burned trees along perimeter trails, roadways, municipal property, park infrastructure and in burned neighborhoods.

Water Pipe Flushing

 Flushing water from the cold and hot water taps for five minutes ensures standing water has been removed from the plumbing in residents' homes.

Winter Maintenance Subzones 1 & 2 are active Jan. 20 - 24.