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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?

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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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Sleepy Hollow Evacuation Drill This Saturday!

Saturday, August 5, 2017, Ross Valley Fire Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Office, Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District​, FIRESafe MARIN, and SHHA will hold an evacuation drill focused on the Van Winkle Drive neighborhoods.  All Sleepy Hollow residents are invited to participate and attend a Safety Fair and wildfire simulation exercise at the Community Center - the drill should take no more than 30 minutes, beginning shortly after 9am.  The Safety Fair and wildfire simulation will be open until 11am.

14WILDFIRES600 READYResidents in the vicinity of Van Winkle Drive (and neighboring streets) will receive a “reverse 9-1-1” emergency notification by phone with instructions to evacuate to a rallying point (Sleepy Hollow Community Center, 1341 Butterfield Rd) where we’ll have a Safety Fair with information and demonstrations on fire safety and evacuation tips.  The county's state-fo-the-art wildfire simulation "sand-table" will be on display to help emergency managers plan for an eventual wildfire in Sleepy Hollow, and provide residents a glimpse at what a real wildfire might do to their neighborhood.


TIP: you'll receive alerts by cell phone, text, or email only if you’ve previously enrolled your number(s) online at www.AlertMarin.org


Please plan to participate - use the opportunity to inform your family and prepare for the evantuality that a wildfire will strike in Sleepy Hollow!

The following streets will receive the evacuation notice by landline phone (VOIP and cell requires registration at www.alertmarin.org):

Butterfield Rd: 1341-1500
Crane Dr
Dutch Valley Ln
Estates Dr
Garden Rock Rd
Greensburgh Ln
Ichabod Ct
Knickerbocker Ln
Manitou Dr
Mather Rd
Sulphur Spa Rd
Tappan Ct
Tappan Rd
Tarry Rd
Triple C Ranch Rd
Van Ripper Ct
Van Winkle Dr
Whiteplains Ct

Local fire and law enforcement agencies plan to use this as a valuable training opportunity.  Please watch for fire and law enforcement vehicles on the road.  Your participation will help make this a success and help make Sleepy Hollow a safer Firewise Community!

Learn more at www.rossvalleyfire.org, www.shfpd.org, www.firesafemarin.org/ready-set-go

Download the Sleepy Hollow Evacuation Map and Planning Checklist!

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August 26-27 Chipper Days: Online Registration Open Now!

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, Ross Valley Fire Department, and FIRESafe MARIN will conduct door to door, curbside pick-up chipper days August 26-27, 2017.   Clean up your property to create defensible space and help prevent wildfires in Sleepy Hollow, then we'll dispose of the vegetation at no cost to you!  This service is available to Sleepy Hollow residents only.

NEW!  A see our simplified online registration form!

Date(s): August 26-27, 2017
Time: 9AM-4PM
Location: At the curbside in front of your home.
 

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

Thanks for helping make Sleepy Hollow a Firewise Community!

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