Chipper Program Event For March 2021
Every month, the Southern Marin Fire District's Chipper program selects a neighborhood to help reduce the flammable vegetation around homes. This month we are targeting the following streets in Strawberry during the week of March 22 - 26:
· Shuck Drive
· Storer Drive
· Topside Way
· Villa Laguna
· Willis Drive
If you live on one of the previously listed streets, please have all vegetation stacked along your street no later than March 21, 2021.
What is the Chipper Program:
The FREE Southern Marin Fire Chipper Program seeks to encourage residents to reduce flammable vegetation and improve defensible space.
Here’s how it works:
In the days preceding the Chipper Days (noted above) you cut and remove dangerous fire fuels from around your home and haul it to the curb. Crews will come by your home chip and dispose of the debris.
In preparing for your scheduled chipper day:
● Stack all brush with trunks facing the same way off the roadway
● The chipper cannot take raked duff, bamboo, ivy or grass
● Only brush is allowed. No other items will be picked up
● A maximum 10” diameter rounds can be chipped
Did you know?
You are legally required to remove flammable vegetation up to 100’ on all sides of your home depending on fire risk?
How do you calculate proper defensible space?
Southern Marin Fire Protection District firefighters are available to answer your questions, provide useful resources and can visit your property for an assessment. Also, you can visit www.firesafemarin.org for up to date information on fire prone plants and defensible space requirements.
Guided by our core values to preserve health and safety and the community’s high quality of life, The Southern Marin Fire Protection District’s Chipper Program is just one of many components designed to reduce the fire-fueling vegetation that surrounds your home and improve access for emergency vehicles, particularly on our narrow winding streets.