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Posted on: July 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Public Presentation on the Neighborhood Chipper Program

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The Neighborhood Chipper Program is one of many ongoing efforts to build community disaster preparedness and resilience by increasing fire danger awareness, by reducing fuel loads, and by identifying and designating feasible evacuation routes thereby making our community safer.

The Town of Corte Madera has been sponsoring green waste chipper days in particularly high-risk fire neighborhoods Town-wide on a descending priority basis. Under this program, residents are responsible only for the labor and costs associated with brush removal, cutting, stacking, and staging them in locations deemed suitable by the Town.  The goal is to create a 100-foot Defensible Space around each property or to the extent feasible and as required by law. The Town will in turn utilize contract labor to chip the materials on designated and pre-approved chipper days and dispose of them accordingly.

At the Town Council meeting held on Tuesday, July 2nd, the Town's Resilience Coordinator gave a presentation on the program's efforts, accomplishments, and future goals. We thought it would be a good idea to share the PowerPoint presentation with you all, in case you did not get to watch it through the live recording or in person. You can view the presentation by clicking on the following link:

If you would like to watch the video recording of the presentation, you can click here

For questions about the Chipper Program, please contact the Town's Resilience Coordinator at 415-924-6362 or you can send an email to

Chipper Program Presentation
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