The Mill Valley Fire Department, in partnership with Marin County Parks, has begun the Camino Alto Fire Fuel Reduction Project. This multi-year project is aimed at eliminating invasive french broom, pampas grass and acacia in the Camino Alto Open Space Preserve.
The primary benefit of this project is the removal of highly flammable vegetation that poses a threat to Mill Valley homeowners. The second benefit is restoration of the native plant species that predated the arrival of broom and other non-native vegetation.
Beginning Monday, January 21st, 2013, the Mill Valley Fire Department will be burning piles of cut vegetation above Camino Alto. This operation will last approximately 4 days and will produce a small amount of smoke in the area. All work will be performed on designated permissible burn days as dictated by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Click here to view/download a pdf map of the Camino Alto Fuel Reduction Project. Area A ( highlighted in orange) on the map is where the pile burning will take place.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Mill Valley Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Barnes at 415-389-4139 or Elise Holland, Chief of Planning and Resources, Marin County Parks at 415-473-2820.