Chipper/ Vegetation Removal Days 2021 and Dates for 2022

The 2021 Season is complete and 515 tons of vegetation was hauled off the Tiburon Peninsula!!!

The District wants to thank the Town of Tiburon for their assistance in these events, especially Public Works Superintendent Patrick Kerslake for his logistical mastery of equipment and dumpsters.  We honor the Public Works staff for their tireless support of loading bins well after the events were over! 

We also thank our Tiburon Fire Volunteers for their help each and every event doing traffic control. assisting in unloading and data collection. 

The Southern Marin Fire District also was generous in their inclusion of  Vegetation Management Specialist Jesse Figoni onsite for all the events providing the collaboration and cooperation of both Fire Districts for the entire Tiburon Peninsula.

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign that encourages people and organizations everywhere to come together on a single day to take action to raise awareness and reduce wildfire risks.  Prepare your yard for the May 7th, 2022 event.

All Tiburon and Belvedere residents can drive their vegetation cuttings and “slash” to Blackie’s Pasture to be piled for chipper removal courtesy of City of Belvedere & Town of Tiburon Public Works staff & equipment.  Vehicles are to dump the cuttings in the assigned area with direction from staff and only need to indicate the address from where the cut vegetation was removed.  This information is used to track compliance efforts and target tonnage removal.

In an effort to meet the Marin County Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan’s goal to remove overgrowth and create Defensible Space for residents of the Peninsula, this event serves to continue to make our area better protected against wildfire.  The dates for 2022 will always be the second (2nd) Saturday of the month and are as follows:

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 9AM-4PM- The Season Begins!!!

Saturday, June 11th, 2022- 9AM-4PM

Saturday, July 9th, 2022- 9AM-4PM

Saturday, August 13th, 2022- 9AM-4PM 

Saturday, September 10th, 2022- 9AM-4PM


For more information on this event, residents can call (415) 435-7200 or to learn more about Defensible Space, go to Tiburon Fire District Defensible Space or click on the Prevention drop down menu tab on the homepage to find the Defensible Space page.