Vegetation Removal Events

 2020 Dates for Vegetation Removal 

After a successful campaign in 2019, a record tonnage of 357.75 tons of cut vegetation were removed from the peninsula over 4 events, the Tiburon Fire District has dedicated that the second Saturday in May, June, July, August and September in 2020 will be now dedicated as “Vegetation Removal Events.”  These events shall be annually scheduled to reoccur  so constituents may mark their calendars to participate in removal of vegetation for defensible space compliance.  This perpetual program will be at no cost to any constituent within the Tiburon Fire Protection District and the dates for 2020 are as follows:

Saturday May 9, 2020 

Saturday June 13, 2020

Saturday July 11, 2020

Saturday August 8, 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020

All drop-offs are welcome 9am-5pm on each date

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 Tiburon Volunteer Fire Department members 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.  

For more information on this event, residents can call (415) 435-7202 or to learn more about Defensible Space, go to the Tiburon Fire District website at and click on this link to find the Defensible Space page.