Feb 12th, 2022 Update
Moving quickly through a new section, the volunteers shift strategy to pull as much Broom as we can before the ground dries out and the pulling gets harder.
This map represents the current progress made to clear and remove Scotch and French Broom by the San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety volunteers and neighbors.
Jan 29th, 2021 Update
The volunteers moved to a new area to create defensible space and bring health back to the woodland. In this update, you'll hear from volunteers about why they do this work and our strategy to prevent erosion.
Jan 15th, 2021 Update
Progress over the past two weeks has been great, with lots of French Broom pulled and piled to create an enormous mountain for San Rafael Fire's chipper program to come and remove.
Dec 30th, 2021 Update
The project to remove French Broom has expanded in recent weeks to dense sections on the Marin Jewish Community Center property. This video shows the impact of recent work, discusses the importance of pulling broom in the winter and spring months, and gives a sense of the fire risk it poses.
Dec 4th, 2021 Update
Our volunteer crew on San Pedro Ridge continues to make great contributions in the Santa Venetia neighborhood of San Rafael, California. This update highlights the successes in recent weeks pulling French Broom and removing the piles from the woodland area.
Oct 2nd, 2021 Update
The volunteers of San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety have continued to work at the end of Garden Ave to pull and remove Scotch and French Broom in areas adjacent to the Santa Venetia Neighborhood on the north side of the ridge.
Sept 28th, 2021 Update Pt 1
A new focus on a large patch surrounding two of our neighbors' property as the work at the end of Garden Ave to pull and remove Scotch and French Broom continues.
Sept 28th, 2021 Update Pt 2
Some piles removed and clearing progressing toward the JCC as the work at the end of Garden Ave to pull and remove Scotch and French Broom continues.
First Volunteer Day, Sept 18th, 2021
We had a successful first volunteer day with 6 folks moving piles of broom to a staging area for a chipper crew to take it away.