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Fire Safe Marin Nears Completion on Several Vegetation Management Projects

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Each year, Fire Safe Marin conducts a variety of fire hazard reduction projects in Marin County’s Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) areas.  Projects are funded through Federal, State, and local grants, private grants from partners such as PG&E, and private contributions and donations.

2014-2017 were Fire Safe Marin’s most successful years ever.  In 2017 several new grants were awarded to fund our wildfire prevention projects, bringing the four-year funding total to $1,249,773.  Our fuel reduction and wildfire prevention efforts in span the entire county, from West Marin to Sausalito, involving thousands of volunteer hours and dozens of state, federal, and local public land management agencies, private homeowner’s associations, businesses, PG&E, and every Marin fire agency.  

This is a partial list of current projects implemented by Fire Safe Marin:

2017 PG&E EVACUATION ROUTE FUEL REDUCTION PROJECTS

PG&E and Fire Safe Marin partnered on wildfire fuel reduction and evacuation route improvements in 2017.  $100,000 in grants funded projects in Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, and Tamalpais Valley.

  • Mill Valley: Marlin Avenue Pine Removal ($30,000)
  • Corte Madera: Chanpman Park/Meadowsweet Drive Evacuation Route Improvement ($15,000)
  • Larkspur:  Madrone Canyon Evacuation Route Improvement ($15,000)
  • Tamalpais Valley:  Multiple Evacuation Route Improvments ($30,000)

MARIN COUNTY SRA RESIDENTIAL WILDFIRE HAZARD REDUCTION PROGRAM

  • Reduce fuels along roadway evacuation routes and fund neighborhood chipper days in all SRA communities in Marin.
  • Funding Date: Spring 2016-Spring 2018
  • Responsible Agency: Fire Safe Marin, Marin County Fire Department
  • Funding Agency: CAL Fire
  • Grant: $98,533
  • Total Project: $130,623
  • Status: In-progress, 75% complete.
  • Communities affected (all are SRA):
    • Bolinas
    • Inverness
    • Muir Woods Park
    • Tam Valley
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Nicasio
    • Novato/Indian Valley

NICASIO/RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA FUELS TREATMENT

  • Funded a variety of fuel reduction and wildfire preparedness efforts in the Rancho Santa Margarita community near Nicasio.
  • Funding Date: Spring 2016-Summer 2017
  • Responsible Agency: Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Safe Marin, Marin County Fire Department
  • Funding Agency: CAL Fire
  • Grant: $63,588
  • Total Project: $197,438
  • Status: In-progress.  90% complete.