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Chipper Program to Make First Appearance in Sausalito

Post Date:08/30/2019 2:50 PM

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District's Chipper Program will be making its first stop in Sausalito during the week of September 16. Under the Chipper Program, a team of workers with a wood chipper visits neighborhoods within the fire district on a rotating basis. To participate, residents are encouraged to remove dead and excess brush from their property and stack it at the roadside.

Between September 16 and 20, the following streets will receive a visit from the chipper:
  • Gordon Street
  • Kendell Court
  • Lincoln Drive
  • Marin Avenue
  • Nevada Street
  • Olima Street
  • Olive Street
  • Pearl Street
  • Rodeo Avenue
  • Ross Road
The goals of the Chipper Program are to reduce flammable vegetation and improve the amount of defensible space around structures. Removing excess vegetation could have a significant impact if Sausalito were to be threatened by a wildfire.

If you live on one of the streets listed above, please follow these guidelines to participate in the Chipper Program:
  • Cut down excess vegetation
  • Haul brush and branches to the roadside (maximum branch thickness: 10 inches)
  • Stack all vegetation with trunks facing the same way off of the roadway
  • Stack vegetation along your street no later than September 15
  • Remember that chippers cannot take bamboo, grass, or raked duff
Residents of streets targeted for the Chipper Program will also receive mailers with dates and information about participating.

If you are interested in receiving a special visit from the chipper outside of the larger Chipper Program, please recruit at least three households in your neighborhood to participate, then contact Vegetation Management Specialist Jessie Figoni at (415) 730-9048 or Jesse is also available to answer any questions about vegetation management in Sausalito.

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