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Wildfire Safety & Vegetation Management Workshop For Contractors

March 19, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM


You’re invited to join us for Marin’s first FREE “Wildfire Safety and Vegetation Management Workshop For Contractors” to help Marin’s many Green Industry professionals, including – TREE SERVICES, ARBORISTS, AND LANDSCAPERS – better understand Marin’s wildfire risk, defensible space laws, and best practices for creating a wildfire resistant landscape.

As a green industry professional, you work on the front-line in the effort to reduce the risk of wildfire in Marin!

  • Is your business prepared to respond to the increased demand for service following several years of devastating wildfires in California?
  • Are you interested in access to grants and large state and federally funded vegetation removal projects in Marin?
  • Are you up to date on DEFENSIBLE SPACE requirements?
  • Are you interested in better serving Marin customers?

This workshop is intended primarily for decision-makers, business owners, supervisors, and leaders in green industry companies that do business in Marin County, CA.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 9:30 am-12pm, Fire Safe Marin will host a Contractor’s workshop to help green industry professionals, tree services, arborists, and landscapers operating in Marin understand wildfire preparedness and vegetation management concepts intended to reduce the risk of wildfires. Learn about the defensible space requirements outlined in the California Fire Code (CFC) and Public Resources Code (PRC), and hear directly from fire professionals about the challenges of reducing hazardous vegetation in an urban environment.

We’ll have representatives from Marin fire departments, land management agencies like MMWD, County Parks and Open Space, PG&E, and others to help you understand Marin’s wildfire risk and develop tools to allow your company to better serve Marin residents and respond to the increased demand for service following California’s devastating wildfires.

Contractors and business representatives who attend will have an opportunity for listing in a publication of green industry businesses with distribution to more than 55,000 Marin residents in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).  Donations to Fire Safe Marin are encouraged, but not required.

This seminar is intended for professionals and business owners in green industries who provide vegetation management services in Marin County, CA. This is not a class for individual homeowners looking for wildfire safety tips. Look for homeowner preparedness classes beginning spring 2019 at!

Parking is limited – please carpool! Classroom presentation: 9:30am – 11:30am;  Q&A and meet with local agencies: 11:30am – 12:00pm.

Attendees who represent licensed and insured businesses or contractors will have an opportunity for listing in an online directory of trained Wildfire and Defensible Space Professionals at  For inclusion in this directory, please bring a copy of your contractor’s and/or business license, and copy of a current certificate of insurance in that business name on the day of the workshop.  Inclusion in a separate print directory to be mailed to 58,000 Marin residents in the Wildland Urban Interface may be available.  Information on cost and ad space availability will be discussed during the workshop.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Marin Valley Community Center
100 Marin Valley Dr
Novato, CA 94949

Parking is VERY limited.
Please carpool or take public transit!

Coffee, snacks and refreshments
will be provided.

CEUs for Arborists
CEUs for ISA Arborists and BCMAs have been applied for.  A roster of arborists in attendance will be collected and submitted.

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March 19, 2019
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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