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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Paved Road Fuel Reduction Event Dates for September 2022

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The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has made the reduction of flammable vegetation that surrounds us one of its biggest priorities. To that end, The District’s multi-faceted Vegetation Management Program is coming to the following neighborhoods listed below with two primary goals in mind: reduce flammable vegetation and improve access for emergency vehicles, particularly on narrow, windy streets.

With your continued support, we have removed more than 7,100 tons of flammable vegetation from Southern Marin and Mill Valley right of ways and private property. This has not only improved emergency response times, but it has also reduced the number of power outages during winter storms. The focus of the Vegetation Management Program in your neighborhood includes: 

• Pruning trees to maintain emergency vehicle access

• Removal of all flammable and encroaching vegetation from the roadsides and sidewalks

• The evaluation of designated parking spots and maintenance on all fire hydrants in the area.

• Any trees designated for removal will be marked with a red dot.


Please do not pile any vegetation on the roadside for pick up. This project is for street clearing only. 


The following streets are scheduled for vegetation maintenance starting on or around September 4, 2022 in Mill Valley:

  • Cascade Drive 
  • Cornelia Avenue 
  • Cornwall Street 
  • Eugene Street 
  • Josephine Street 
  • Laurel Street 
  • Lovell Avenue


The following streets are scheduled for vegetation maintenance starting on or about September 18, 2022 in Tam Valley:  

  • Marin Drive 
  • Bay Road 
  • View Point Road 
  • Alta Vista Road 
  • Cabin Drive 
  • Spring Drive 
  • Smith Road 
  • Doretha Street 
  • Lower Autumn Lane 
  • Upper Autumn Lane


If you have any questions regarding this program, concerns about specifically marked trees, or interest in scheduling a Chipper Day, which provides residents the chance to give the dangerous fire fuels they’ve removed from their yards a date with the chipper machine, please contact our Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Madison Mead at 415-388-8184 or e-mail at: mmead@smfd.org

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