Starting December 6th, 2021, the San Rafael Fire Department, in collaboration with Marin County Fire Department will begin vegetation management behind homes and along the Bayview Fire Road in Bayside Acres. Work will take approximately 3 days to complete. Work will focus on creating and maintaining defensible space within 130’ of homes and creating continuity between existing fuel breaks and the Bayview Fire Road. The work will remove invasive weeds, grasses, shrubs, dead woody vegetation, and some small diameter trees to reduce wildfire risk.
The City of San Rafael is funding this project through the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA). In 2020, Marin County voters passed special tax Measure C, which established a Joint Powers Authority called the MWPA. The MWPA funds and oversees proactive and community focused wildfire prevention and preparedness efforts within the County. For more information about this project and other fuel reduction projects please visit MWPA’s San Rafael Zone webpage or contact us by phone at 415-485-3304 or email email@example.com.