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.
It is held in the United States and Canada on the first Saturday in May. Given that in-person gatherings are limited or on-hold in many places, this year’s Prep Day is focused on what residents can do on and around their home to help protect against the threat of wildfires.
May 1st is a perfect kick-start in getting your cuttings ready to be hauled away from Blackie’s Pasture a week later!!!
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 2021 will always be the second (2nd) Saturday of the month and are as follows:
Saturday, May 8th, 2021 9AM-4PM- The Season Begins!!!
Saturday, June 12th, 2021- 9AM-4PM
Saturday, July 10th, 2021- 9AM-4PM
Saturday, August 14th, 2021- 9AM-4PM
Saturday, September 11th, 2021- 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.