News From Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District


Date:  October 16, 2015

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Place:  Sleepy Hollow Homes Association Clubhouse

1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo


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Fall Chipper Day: October 3

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 fall creek cleaning, Saturday, October 3, 2015.   Clean up your property to create defensible space, or clear debris from your creek to help prevent winter flooding, then bring the vegetation on that day and we will chip it for you!  This service is available to Sleepy Hollow residents only.

Date: October 3, 2015
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the end of Butterfield Road near the entrance to San Domenico School.

If you need assistance 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 - availability subject to demand.   For any questions about the chipping service, either on or before the 3rd, please contact FIRESafe MARIN CoordinatorTodd Lando at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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FIRESafe MARIN to Host Public Meetings For CWPP Update

You are invited!  Marin County Fire Department & FIRESafe MARIN are actively working to complete an update to the 2005 Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

We invite all interested parties to attend one of four CWPP public meetings:

6:00PM - 7:30PM


Southern Marin: Monday, October 12
Mill Valley Community Center - Mountain View Room
West Marin: Tuesday, October 13
Point Reyes, Red Barn/Bear Valley Visitor Center 
North Marin: Thursday, October 15
Novato, Margaret Todd Senior Center


What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?

A CWPP serves as a framework to prioritize future wildfire hazard protection, develop actions to reduce structural ignitability, and identify and prioritize potential fuel treatment, hazard mitigation, and restoration projects.

What can I expect at the public meeting?

Our team of wildfire scientists, fire officials, public land managers, and community volunteers will present the current state of wildfire science in Marin, and facilitate discussion and input to identify and prioritize potential projects.
Marin County Fire Department and FIRESafe MARIN seek to work with the public and stakeholders to identify areas of hazard and concern, and to work collaboratively to develop wildfire hazard mitigation solutions and guidelines that will be documented in an updated CWPP.
For more information, visit us at www.firesafemarin.org/cwpp

pdfPlease download and distribute our invitation flyer!

All public meetings and events sponsored or conducted by the County of Marin are held in accessible sites.
Requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-4381 (Voice), (415) 473-3232 (TDD/TTY) or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least five business days in advance of the event.
Copies of documents are available in alternative formats, upon request.
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Special Meeting Notice: June 26, 2015


DATE:  JUNE 26, 2015
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Place:  Sleepy Hollow Clubhouse
1317 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo

pdfDownload Agenda 

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Sleepy Hollow Chipper Days: June 13, 14, 20, 21

Sleepy Hollow Chipper Days: June 13, 14, 20, 21

SHFPD will hold four scheduled chipper days in June 2015.  Chipper days are available to residents of Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District only.   If you live outside of the district, please inquire with Ross Valley Fire Department for potential chipper days at your neighborhood.

Chipper crews will dispose of up to 5 cubic yards of cut vegetation at no cost (approx 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. us for instructions if you need to dispose of extra material.


b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-Shot-2015-05-22-at-12.49.18-PM.pngSleepy Hollow is now divided into 4 chipper zones.  Please locate your home's zone to determine the correct date for chipping.   You must register online or our crews will not dispose of material at your address.  Click here to view the "chipper zone" map and determine the date for chipping on your street.

  • Zone 1: June 13
  • Zone 2: June 14
  • Zone 3: June 20
  • Zone 4: June 21



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).


  1. CHIPPER CREWS WILL DISPOSE OF UP TO 5 CUBIC YARDS OF CUT VEGETATION AT NO COST (APPROXIMATELY 4'X4'X8', STACKED).  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. Grass, loose leaves, and soft plants should be disposed of in green cans.  The chipper can only dispose of limbs, branches, and woody material.
  3. Stack materials curbside, with cut ends facing the road to allow crews to work more efficiently.
  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. Crews may leave materials that exceed the quantity or specifications described.
  8. Property owners may be asked to sign a record of the location and hours that were spent cutting the materials to be chipped. This helps us track "volunteer" time for our grant, and makes it more likely that we'll be able to offer this service in the future.


Go to our website and fill out the simple online form so that we know you have material for pickup.  On June 13 (Zone 1), June 14 (Zone 2), June 20 (Zone 3), June 21 (Zone 4)  our “Youth2Work” team will come by your property, pick up your neatly stacked materials, run them through a wood chipper, and then they will be taken to a composting facility.  There is no charge for this service.


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

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