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All County Picnic

Celebrating community resilience and emergency preparedness

Aug 21-Aug 22, 2021

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About

The 9th annual All County Picnic (ACP) invites East Jefferson County to strengthen neighborhood networks as part of a community-wide celebration of resilience and emergency preparedness. This year’s event will take place Aug. 21-22 and features both in-person and digital events, including:

  • Stories of Resilience | Digital Event | Tuesdays & Thursdays in August
  • Community Points of Distributions | In-Person Training | Saturday, August 21
  • All County “Picnic in Place” | In-Person Picnics Hosted by Neighborhoods | Sunday, August 22

Registration deadline for “Picnic in Place” events and FREE corn on the cob is July 25, 2021.

The All County Picnic is a collaborative effort of The Production Alliance (TPA), Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, and Local 20/20’s NPREP Action Group.

Picnic in Place

 All County “Picnic in Place” Neighborhood Gatherings

On Sunday, Aug. 22, neighborhoods throughout Jefferson County are encouraged to celebrate. With support from the All County Picnic, neighborhoods will self-organize events with the help of their Local 20/20 NPREP Team. Events will be social, fun neighborhood gatherings focused on building relationships, networking, and paging up on preparedness topics. Neighborhood organizers can determine the timing and activities included in their own events, while the ACP Team is available to answer questions about health and safety protocols.

CORN

FREE Corn on the Cob

To receive FREE corn on the cob to prepare and enjoy at your neighborhood's “Picnic in Place” you must pre-register and pick-up that delicious golden goodness with your “Go Bag” at a designated Community Points of Distribution.

Registration deadline for “Picnic in Place” events and FREE corn on the cob is July 25, 2021.

Community Points of Distribution

Community Points of Distribution (CPODs) are sites where the public can pick-up life-sustaining emergency relief supplies following a disaster. CPOD sites are activated in the event that retail establishments close and the public cannot access basic commodities such as shelf-stable meals, water, medical supplies, etc. CPODs may also be utilized as emergency evacuation points or for sheltering in place. Familiarity with site locations and how to utilize the resources available at CPODs is critical in the event of an emergency.

On Saturday, Aug. 21, community volunteers will gather to participate in a CPOD training exercise at six sites located in Brinnon, Quilcene, Chimacum, Gardiner, Port Ludlow, Port Townsend.

Event coordinators and volunteers will create “Go Bags” with FREE corn on the cob (an All County Picnic tradition), “Picnic in Place” supplies, and critical information from local public health and safety agencies.

 Local residents are encouraged to visit the site nearest their neighborhood to pick up their “Go Bag” and connect with emergency management staff, first responders, and local leaders to learn about planning and response efforts ongoing in Jefferson County.

Online Presentation

Stories of Resilience

A digital series highlighting neighborhood groups throughout Jefferson County coming together to support one another through the COVID-19 pandemic will be offered online in advance of the All County Picnic weekend. Interviewees will share lessons learned about relationship building, collaborative preparedness planning, and practical tips for readying your household and neighborhood in case of a natural disaster or emergency.

To share your neighborhood's "Story of Resilience", email Megan Claflin at megan@tpaevents.org.

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NPREP

PREPARE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The ability to deal with a crisis is largely dependent on the structures and relationships developed before an emergency. Local 20/20’s Neighborhood Preparedness Action Group (NPREP) helps organize neighborhoods and connects them to training and resources offered by the Department of Emergency Management. 

If you don’t know if your neighborhood is organized through NPREP, you can use the map found at bit.ly/jcncsmap or email nprep@L2020.org and include your address or general location. 

All County Picnic is a collaborative effort of The Production Alliance, Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, and Local 20/20’s NPREP Action Group.