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Melissa Yunas

Melissa Yunas

5520 Peacock road Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983

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5520 Peacock road
Port Saint Lucie
FL 34983

Employed with the Florida Forest Service, Okeechobee District. I serve Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Highlands & Glades Counties.

Firewise Communities

We have 18 Firewise Communities in our area. Two of them have just received 10 year accreditation. We are continuously working with at-risk communities to educate them. In addition, we working individual homeowners as well to reduce their wildfire risk.

Wildfire Ordinances

We recently changed Martin County's preserve management plans to incorporate Firewise ordinances. Before the change, it was illegal (with fines) to hand remove vegetation out of the preserves near homes. In addition, we are trying to change the City of Port Saint Lucie's Comprehensive Plan to include adoption of mitigation ordinances. Right now it is illegal to have a prescribed fire inside the city. A few city own parcels need to be burn or we're going to have a devastating WILDFIRE.


We have 6 county-wide CWPP that have been incorporated into the Local Mitigation Strategy .