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2018 Chipper Days: Save the Date!

2018 Chipper Days: Save the Date!

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District will host 4 Chipper Days in 2018.  The first will be a "drop-off" event May 12.  Residents may bring material to the end of Butterfield Rd to be disposed of at no cost.  Assistance will be available on-site for residents with special needs.  Pick up service is available on a limited basis for elderly residents - inquire on-site April 12.

Door-to-door pick up Chipper Days will be held June 9-10, 2018 and July 14-15, 2018 (online registration required beginning 30 days prior - www.shfpd.org/chipper.  The door-to-door pick ups are scheduled to coincide with the Fire Department's annual Defensible Space inspection program.

2018 CHIPPER DAY SCHEDULE

May 12, 2018
DROP-OFF ONLY
Time(s): 9AM-3PM
Location: End of Butterfield Rd.
No registration required
 
June 9-10, 2018
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! (Registration Opens May 15)
 
July 14-15, 2018
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! (Registration begins July 1)
 
October 6, 2018 (to coincide with the creek clean up)
DROP-OFF ONLY
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: End of Butterfield Rd.
No registration required
 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2017 CHIPPER DAYS.  YOUR EFFORTS HELPED SLEEPY HOLLOW ACHIEVE NATIONAL FIREWISE COMMUNITY RECOGNITION!

For questions about the chipping service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


WHAT WILL THE CREWS REMOVE?

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All material disposed must be from Sleepy Hollow.  ID may be required for drop-off.  If your gardener is hauling the material, please plan to go with them to the chipper station.

For Door-to-door pick ups, 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.  


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

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"Living With Fire" Classes: March 28, April 7, April 18

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District is sponsoring a fire prevention class entitled “Living With Fire.”  The class will be held at the SHHA Community Center on Wednesday March 28 from 6-8PMSaturday April 7 from 10AM-12PM and Wednesday April 18 from 6-8PM. This class will be taught by Sleepy Hollow resident and retired firefighter Dan Dunnigan and is specifically tailored to our community. Topics will include:

Risks and Hazards: Learn about the history of fire in Sleepy Hollow and our unique risks and hazards. What lessons can be learned from the fires in Napa/Sonoma?

Evacuation: What are the emergency warning systems? When and where do we go? What are the evacuation routes? What do we bring? How do we prepare – “The Ready, Set, Go Program.” Get involved in our Summer Evacuation Exercise and Safety Fair.

Vegetation Management: What is the WUI? What is the Ember Zone? Protecting the Hollow: find out about our ridge top fuel break, fire road maintenance and roadside vegetation clearance projects.

Defensible Space: Get ready for our 2018 Residential Inspection Program. How much clearance do you need? What plants are safe? What plants should be removed? When to remove or limb up trees.

Structural Ignitability: Tips to harden your home and make it safer: Upgrade and/or maintain: roofing, vents, windows, fencing, wooden decks, garage doors, and sprinklers.

Neighborhood Preparedness: We want your suggestions fo identifying and recruiting volunteer neighborhood preparedness coordinators to serve as local preparedness organizers.

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Save the Date(s): Chipper Days 2018

Sleepy Hollow Chipper Days 2018

2018 CHIPPER DAY SCHEDULE

May 12, 2018
DROP-OFF ONLY
Time(s): 9AM-3PM
Location: End of Butterfield Rd.
No registration required
 
June 9-10, 2018
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! (Registration Opens May 15)
 
July 14-15, 2018
Curbside Pick-Up
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
Online registration required! (Registration begins July 1)
 
October 6, 2018 (to coincide with the creek clean up)
DROP-OFF ONLY
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: End of Butterfield Rd.
No registration required
 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2017 CHIPPER DAYS.  YOUR EFFORTS HELPED SLEEPY HOLLOW ACHIEVE NATIONAL FIREWISE COMMUNITY RECOGNITION!

For questions about the chipping service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.  


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

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Sleepy Hollow's Firewise USA Accreditation Renewed in 2017

Sleepy Hollow Evacuation Drill and Safety Fair August 2017

After a succesful year of wildfire hazard reduction projects, Sleepy Hollow's accreditation with the NFPA's Firewise USA program was renewed for 2017.  Our wildfire fuel reduction projects include Marin's largest and most successful chipper program, projects with large landowners, and community education events like our first annual Evacuation Drill and Safety Fair in August.

Sleepy Hollow was first accredited as a Firewise Community for 2016, in recognition of specific activities and projects related to hazardous vegetation removal, community events and training, and long term planning and preparedness goals that will dramatically reduce the risk of wildfire for all residents and visitors to Sleepy Hollow.  Firewise Communities may receive specific benefits, such as discounts on homeowners insurance for residents, and access to grant funding opportunities for future hazard reduction projects.

Since 2002, The Firewise USA Recognition Program of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk.  Sleepy Hollow is one of more than 1400 recognized Firewise Communities in the US, taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.  

Using a five-step process, communities develop an action plan that guides their residential risk reduction activities, while engaging and encouraging their neighbors to become active participants in building a safer place to live. Neighborhoods throughout the United States are embracing the benefits of becoming a recognized Firewise Community!

Scientific research has shown the effectiveness and benefits of implementing wildfire mitigation concepts across individual property boundaries and throughout communities.

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Don't Forget: Creek Clean up and Chipper Day This Saturday, October 6

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CREEK CLEANING/WINTER STORM PREP and CHIPPER STATION ON OCTOBER 6!

Get your garden gloves and yard waste cans ready for the Fifth Annual Sleepy Hollow Creek Cleaning Day on Saturday, October 6.  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 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! 

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 6, 8AM-2PM

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