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CREEK CLEANUP & DROP-OFF CHIPPER DAY: SAT, OCTOBER 1!

Get your garden gloves and yard waste cans ready for the Fourth Annual Sleepy Hollow Creek Cleaning Day on Saturday, October 1. This year we’re asking creek-side residents to clean their section of the creek AND we’re asking ALL residents to clean out drainage areas on their property of anything that could cause localized flooding (e.g. yard waste, broken branches, leaves). We’ll be at the clubhouse at 8am to coordinate efforts if you need any help or guidance. If you live on the creek and know of any issues or wish for the creek corps to bypass your area, please contact Eric at 415-748- 4231 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CHIPPER DAY TOO! Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and FIRESafe MARIN  will have a chipper station located at the end of Butterfield (by the entrance to San Domenico) on the day of the creek cleaning.  Bring your excess branches and we will chip them for you!  If you need help hauling your debris please drop by the chipper station before 2pm (earlier if possible) and we will do our best to help coordinate pick-up and transportation.  For any questions about the chipping service, either on or before the 1st, please contact Todd Lando at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This is a drop-off chipper day.  No registration is required!  

Saturday,  October 1, 8AM-2PM

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Notice of Regular Meeting

Date:  September 13, 2016

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Place:  Sleepy Hollow Homes Association

1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo


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Notice of Regular Meeting: June 13, 2016, 7:00PM

Date:  June 13, 2016

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Place:  Sleepy Hollow Homes Association Clubhouse

1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo

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Reminder: Drop-Off Chipper Day This Sunday, June 5!

Reminder: Drop-Off Chipper Day This Sunday, June 5!

DROP OFF ONLY AT END OF BUTTERFIELD ROAD!

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, Ross Valley Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN will have a chipper station located at the end of Butterfield (by the entrance to San Domenico) Sunday, June 5, 2016.   Clean up your property to create defensible space and help prevent wildfires in Sleepy Hollow, then bring the vegetation on that day and we will chip it for you!  This service is available to Sleepy Hollow residents only.

Date: June 5, 2016
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: At the end of Butterfield Road near the entrance to San Domenico School.

For any questions about the chipping service, either on or before the 5th, please contact FIRESafe MARIN Coordinator Todd Lando at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District will offer a curbside chipper program mid-late summer, 2016, to accomodate residents who attend our free Firewise training on June 11 (and give them time to apply the lessons they learn!).  Sign up for our newsletter to receive first notice of the dates!


June 5, 2016 CHIPPER DAY INFORMATION

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and FIRESafe MARIN  sponsor “Chipper Days" each spring and fall for all residents of the District.  To participate in the June 5 chipper day, you must drop off material for disposal at the end of Butterfield Road.

1. CREATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Please review the  booklet, “Living With Fire in Sleepy Hollow.”  All Sleepy Hollow residents received a printed copy by mail in 2014, and a PDF version is available for download here.  It contains valuable information regarding wildfire risk, defensible space, and firescaping.   Additional information on creating Defensible Space is available at www.firesafemarin.org. The law requires that all property owners remove the flammable vegetation on your property to create a defensible space of at least 100 feet (PRC 4291).

2. DROP OFF MATERIAL
  1. Crews will be located at the end of Butterfield Road near the entrance to San Domenico School.
  2. CHIPPER CREWS WILL DISPOSE OF UP TO 5 CUBIC YARDS OF CUT VEGETATION AT NO COST (APPROXIMATELY 4'X4'X8', STACKED).
  3. Limbs and branches, 1" to 6" diameter,  brush, woody material, broom are OK!  NO Grass, loose leaves, or soft plants (dispose of these in green cans, please).  The chipper can only dispose of limbs, branches, and woody material.
  4. No material should be greater than 6” in diameter.
  5. Material should be freshly cut. "Green" chips are better than old, dry vegetation and cause less wear to the equipment.
  6. All vegetative material should be free of rocks, dirt and other foreign material that could damage the equipment. No lumber, fencing, or other materials may be chipped.
  7. Property owners may be asked to sign a record of the location and hours that were spent cutting the materials to be chipped.
3. QUESTIONS

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.shpfd.org/chipper

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Sign Up for the FREE Firewise Class June 11

Sign Up for the FREE Firewise Class June 11
Help Protect Sleepy Hollow From a tragedy like the Valley Fire!  

Last year, our neighbors just two counties away suffered an incredible, yet largely preventable, tragedy less than one year ago when the Valley Fire in Lake County burned nearly 2000 homes in just a few hours.   This type of fast moving wildfire can happen in Sleepy Hollow!  In order to save your home, don't forget to sign up for the FREE Sleepy Hollow Firewise Class Saturday, June 11, 2016!

This free, one-day seminar provides an overview of how homes ignite from wildfire, Firewise® principles, and actions residents can take to protect their home.  This is a great introductory course for concerned homeowners, agencies, community leaders, professionals, and anyone interested in learning about wildfires and the actions they can take to reduce wildfire losses.  

This is a full day course, geared toward concerned homeowners living in areas prone to wildfires.  Taught by Pat Durland of the National Fire Protection Association, a recognized national authority on wildfire preparedness, and attended by homeowners, firefighters, elected officials, and anyone interested in taking the next step towards making Sleepy Hollow "Firewise."

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (check in at 8:30)

Sleepy Hollow Community Center 
1317 Butterfield Rd
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Online registration is required - click here to register
Limited to 50 attendees!
Registration will remain open until class is full.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Attendees should bring their own lunch.

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