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City Streets Scheduled for Vegetation Management in November

Post Date:11/01/2019 1:30 PM

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 the 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 Monday, November 18.
  • Edwards Avenue
  • Excelsior Lane
  • Fourth Street
  • Harrison Avenue
  • Josephine Street
  • Lower Crescent Avenue
  • Main Street
  • Marion Avenue
  • Miller Avenue
  • Miller Lane
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 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 Vegetation Management Specialist Jessie Figoni at (415) 730-9048 or jfigoni@smfd.org. Jesse is also available to answer any questions about vegetation management in Sausalito.
 
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