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City Streets Scheduled for Vegetation Management in September

Post Date:08/23/2019 10:45 AM

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District has begun a new road clearance project to remove overgrown vegetation from Sausalito streets. Removing excess vegetation improves access for emergency vehicles and reduces the amount of fuel available to a wildfire. The project is part of a larger Vegetation Management Program launched by the fire district on July 1, 2019, with funds from Measure U, a $200 parcel tax approved by voters in November 2018 to improve local emergency services.

Road clearance is currently being scheduled within fire district boundaries with priority given to areas of greatest need. The next group of Sausalito streets to be targeted is listed below, with work scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 3.
  • Atwood Avenue
  • Booker Avenue
  • Bulkley Avenue
  • Cable Roadway
  • Central Avenue
  • Channing Way
  • Cloudview Circle
  • Cloudview Road
  • Crescent Avenue
Under the road clearance program, landscapers and tree workers employed by the fire district will be performing the following tasks:
  • Removing flammable and encroaching vegetation from roadsides and sidewalks
  • Pruning trees to maintain emergency vehicle access
  • Evaluating street parking spots to determine if they leave enough space for emergency vehicles
  • Clearing vegetation around fire hydrants
  • Marking dead or dying trees with a red dot for future removal
Streets will remain open while work is underway, but traffic may be reduced to one lane in work areas. Please note that the mailer that is being sent to affected residents erroneously states that the work will begin on Labor Day, September 2.

Please do not pile vegetation on the roadside in the expectation that it will be removed by work crews. Instead, contact the district about holding a "chipper day" for your neighborhood.

If you have any questions about vegetation removal from City streets, concerns about specifically marked trees, or interest in scheduling a chipper day, please contact Battalion Chief Scott Barnes at (415) 389-4139 or sbarnes@smfd.org.

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