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Cascades Volcano Observatory Living with a Volcano in Your Backyard Outreach Program

USGS-Cascades Volcano Observatory's (CVO) Living with a Volcano in your Backyard outreach program aims to increase community resilience by supporting public officials, community leaders, professional information distributers, and individuals in their efforts to reduce volcanic risk. This long-term program developed in the mid-1990s offers a comprehensive strategy to provide accurate information about volcano histories and hazards through a variety of products and services that can encourage community preparedness.

In partnership with relevant organizations, the CVO outreach program offers trainings for emergency managers, educators and park interpreters. Visit the Get Involved webpage for an updated list of events and ideas about how to encourage volcano-hazard preparedness in your community. The Media Newsroom and Education webpages contain outreach resources.