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Annual Firewise Renewal Survey: Help keep our insurance rates low!

Sleepy Hollow is a nationally recognized "Firewise USA" site.  We need 5 minutes of your time to make sure our community gets full credit for annual fire-safety improvements and investment! Please do your part by responding to this short survey.

Your response will help us achieve (and keep) Firewise USA recognition, with potential benefits such as reduced insurance premiums, improved insurance retention, and access to grants and neighborhood preparedness funding.

 
Thanks for your time and hard work to build a more fire resilient neighborhood.

Tips:

  • Be sure to select "Sleepy Hollow (San Anselmo)" from the drop down menu for "Your Neighborhood Firewise Site."
  • Estimates are OK when they ask for dollar amounts and amounts of vegetation removed.
  • fields marked with a red asterisk are required
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Final Chipper Day of 2019 THIS SATURDAY! Drop-off only!

CREEK CLEANING/WINTER STORM PREP AND CHIPPER STATION ON OCTOBER 5.  THIS IS THE FINAL CHIPPER DAY OF 2019!

Get your garden gloves and yard waste cans ready for the sixth Annual Sleepy Hollow Creek Cleaning Day on Saturday, October 5.  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 9am that morning to coordinate efforts if you need any help or guidance.

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and FIRESafe MARIN will also have a chipper station located at the end of Butterfield (by the entrance to San Domenico) on the day of the creek cleaning.  Bring any material removed while creating Defensible Space around your home, and we will chip it for you! Fire season is at its peak - don't be complacent.

Sleepy Hollow Creek Corps leader Eric Riemer has identified potential problem areas that need to be addressed. If you live on the creek and know of any issues or need help with your particular area, please contact Eric at 415-748-4231 or 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 5, 9AM-3PM

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Register today for the July 20-21 Chipper Days!

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and FIRESafe MARIN  sponsor a “Chipper Days" each spring and fall for all residents of the District.  To participate in any curbside chipper days, you must REGISTER ONLINE.  

July 20-21, 2019
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! (Registration opens July 1, closes July 19)
 
 
This is the FINAL CURBSIDE PICK-UP CHIPPER DAY OF 2019!

WHAT WILL THE CREWS REMOVE?

proper chipper pile

Chipper crews will dispose of up to 5 yards of cut vegetation at no cost (approximately 4'x4'x8', stacked).  Larger quantities must be pre-approved.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for instructions.

Crews will dispose of larger materials that won't fit in your green waste cans (1"-6" diameter limbs, brush, branches, etc).  Grass clippings, loose leaves, soft vegetation can't be chipped and must be disposed of in your green waste cans. 


HOW TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL CHIPPER DAY

1. CREATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Please review the steps for creating Defensible Space is available at www.firesafemarin.org/defensible-space. 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. STACK MATERIAL

  1. CHIPPER CREWS WILL DISPOSE OF UP TO 5 CUBIC YARDS OF CUT VEGETATION AT NO COST (APPROXIMATELY 4'X4'X8', STACKED).
  2. 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.
  3. No material should be greater than 6” in diameter.
  4. Material should be freshly cut.  "Green" chips are better than old, dry vegetation and cause less wear to the equipment.
  5. Stack material with the CUT ENDS FACING THE STREET!
  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. WAIT FOR PICK-UP

Crews will pick up material on designated "pick-up" days.  On weekends, we can't promise which of the two days they'll be there.

3. QUESTIONS

Did we miss you?  Be sure the material is stacked at the roadside, visible.  Small amounts of material should be disposed of in green cans - chipper days are for large quantities (1-5+ cubic yards). 

Thank you for helping make Sleepy Hollow a safer, FIREWISE community!

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Register Now: June 22-23 Chipper Days

The June 22-23 Chipper days wwre the most successful in Sleepy Hollow History!  Thank you for making us a Firewise USA nationally recognized community!


 Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and FIRESafe MARIN  sponsor a “Chipper Days" each spring and fall for all residents of the District.  To participate in any curbside chipper days, you must REGISTER ONLINE.  

June 22-23, 2019
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! (Registration opens June 1, closes June 20)
Can't get your act together in time for the June chipper days?  Have more material than you can cut and pile in one weekend? We'll be back in July!
July 20-21, 2019
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! (Registration opens July 1, closes July 18)

WHAT WILL THE CREWS REMOVE?

proper chipper pile

Chipper crews will dispose of up to 5 yards of cut vegetation at no cost (approximately 4'x4'x8', stacked).  Larger quantities must be pre-approved.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for instructions.

Crews will dispose of larger materials that won't fit in your green waste cans (1"-6" diameter limbs, brush, branches, etc).  Grass clippings, loose leaves, soft vegetation can't be chipped and must be disposed of in your green waste cans. 


How to Make a successful Chipper Day

1. CREATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Please review the steps for creating Defensible Space is available at www.firesafemarin.org/defensible-space. 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. STACK MATERIAL

  1. CHIPPER CREWS WILL DISPOSE OF UP TO 5 CUBIC YARDS OF CUT VEGETATION AT NO COST (APPROXIMATELY 4'X4'X8', STACKED).
  2. 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.
  3. No material should be greater than 6” in diameter.
  4. Material should be freshly cut.  "Green" chips are better than old, dry vegetation and cause less wear to the equipment.
  5. Stack material with the CUT ENDS FACING THE STREET!
  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. WAIT FOR PICK-UP

Crews will pick up material on designated "pick-up" days.  On weekends, we can't promise which of the two days they'll be there.

3. QUESTIONS

Did we miss you?  Be sure the material is stacked at the roadside, visible.  Small amounts of material should be disposed of in green cans - chipper days are for large quantities (1-5+ cubic yards). 

Thank you for helping make Sleepy Hollow a safer, FIREWISE community!

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Evacuation Drill and Safety Fair: Saturday, June 29

Ross Valley Fire Department wil conduct a joint evacuation drill for the southeast quadrant of Sleepy Hollow and the Cascade Canyon area of Fairfax Saturday, June 29, at 9am.  Sleepy Hollow residents in the evacuation zone, and Fairfax residents in Cascade Canyon, will receive a message through the Alert Marin warning system announcing that the voluntary evacuation drill has started and they should immediately evacuate to Drake High School. Car pooling is encouraged. When you arrive at Drake High School, we request that you sign in at registration and we invite you to stay for an informative Safety Fair. All residents of Sleepy Hollow are encouraged to attend the Safety Fair, even if you do not live in the zone participating in the evacuation drill.

Evacuation drills enable public safety personnel to practice interagency coordination, test communication systems, and review evacuation procedures including traffic management.   These drills encourage residents to take action to prepare themselves for a real life emergency. All residents should use this drill as an opportunity to revisit their Family Emergency Plan, double check that they are signed up for Alert Marin, check their Go Bag, and review FIRESafe MARIN's Wildfire Evacuation Checklist.

A few key points to remember include: evacuation is most likely to take place on a “red flag” day when you should be on maximum alert; if you receive and evacuation order leave immediately; if you receive an evacuation warning, leave as soon as possible; know how to open your garage door if there is no power and/or park your car in your driveway facing out; have your Go Kit packed; have your pet and pet carrier ready to go; dress in protective clothing; check on or call neighbors to make sure they are prepared and ready to leave; assist elderly or disabled neighbors if you can.

This year's evacuation zone includes the following streets in Sleepy Hollow:

  • Butterfield Rd (east side south of Green Valley Ct.)
  • Green Valley Ct
  • Butterfield Ln
  • Deer Hollow Rd
  • Fawn Dr
  • Fawn Ct
  • Fox Ln
  • Oak Crest Dr
  • Quail 
  • The Alameda (above 314)
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