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fire adapted marin county

Building  a  Safer  Community

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MWPA GOALS

REDUCE FLAMMABLE VEGETATION
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IMPROVE DETECTION AND EVACUATIONS
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GRANT 
PROGRAMS
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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
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FIRE RESISTANT HOMES
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MWPA is helping to create a fire-resilient future for Marin County
by providing funding and coordination to help achieve the goals outlined above.
Greater Ross Valley Shaded Fuel Break Planning Project
37.955682,-122.547777
Greater Ross Valley Shaded Fuel Break Planning Project
Marin Valley Goat Grazing Evacuation Project
38.045805,-122.528734
Marin Valley Goat Grazing Evacuation Project
Bahia HOA Defensible Space and Evacuation Routes
38.123270,-122.535935
Bahia HOA Defensible Space and Evacuation Routes
South San Pedro Mountain Fuel Reduction Zone
37.980697,-122.496317
South San Pedro Mountain Fuel Reduction Zone
North Lucas Valley Fuel Reduction Zone
38.030591,-122.568946
North Lucas Valley Fuel Reduction Zone
Fire Roads: Vegetation Removal and Enhancements
Fire Roads: Vegetation Removal and Enhancements
Ridgewood Fuel Reduction Project
37.991390,-122.550920
Ridgewood Fuel Reduction Project
Prescribed Herbivory on San Rafael Open Space
37.977919,-122.526394
Prescribed Herbivory on San Rafael Open Space
Open Space Management Projects
37.986569,-122.502198
Open Space Management Projects
Puerto Suello Fuel Reduction Project
37.991224,-122.526216
Puerto Suello Fuel Reduction Project
South San Rafael Hill Fuel Reduction Project
37.976840,-122.529553
South San Rafael Hill Fuel Reduction Project
Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide Fuel Reduction Zone
37.993228,-122.556954
Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide Fuel Reduction Zone
Mill Valley Sheltered Fuel Break
37.919932,-122.540318
Mill Valley Sheltered Fuel Break
Ridgecrest Fuel Reduction- Southern Marin
37.922608,-122.595786
Ridgecrest Fuel Reduction- Southern Marin
Tamalpais Valley/Homestead Fuel Break
37.890305,-122.546916
Tamalpais Valley/Homestead Fuel Break
Red Flag Safety Signs
Red Flag Safety Signs
Informational and Warning Signage
Informational and Warning Signage
L.R.A.D Emergency Notification Network
37.907457,-122.548043
L.R.A.D Emergency Notification Network
Central Marin Zone Evacuation Route Core Project (2021-2022 Evacuation Route Vegetation Management)
37.976405,-122.561899
Central Marin Zone Evacuation Route Core Project (2021-2022 Evacuation Route Vegetation Management)
Novato Roadside Evacuation Routes
38.087468, -122.576299
Novato Roadside Evacuation Routes
Homeowners Association Defensible Space/Chipper Program
Homeowners Association Defensible Space/Chipper Program
San Rafael Zone Evacuation Route Core Project (Evacuation Route Clearance)
37.957278, -122.524304
San Rafael Zone Evacuation Route Core Project (Evacuation Route Clearance)
Black Point Evacuation Routes
38.080646,-122.498091
Black Point Evacuation Routes
Highway 1 Evacuation Corridor
37.869090,-122.564655
Highway 1 Evacuation Corridor
West Marin Evacuation Route Core 2021
38.064275,-122.806610
West Marin Evacuation Route Core 2021
Low-Income Defensible Space Grant Program
Low-Income Defensible Space Grant Program
Wildfire Watch: A New Kind of Show
Wildfire Watch: A New Kind of Show
Monthly Webinar Series
Monthly Webinar Series
Community Wildfire Protection Workshop
Community Wildfire Protection Workshop
Ember Stomp: Wildfire Preparedness Festival
Ember Stomp: Wildfire Preparedness Festival
Landscape Professionals Wildfire Education
Landscape Professionals Wildfire Education
Prepare and Distribute Educational Materials
Prepare and Distribute Educational Materials
Translation for Training and Educational Materials/Traduccion para Formacion y Materiales Educativos
Translation for Training and Educational Materials/Traduccion para Formacion y Materiales Educativos
Partnership with Marin Center for Independent Living
37.972923, -122.523434
Partnership with Marin Center for Independent Living
Provide Training to Marin Schools
Provide Training to Marin Schools
Support Firewise Sites
Support Firewise Sites
Marin County Communication and Outreach
Marin County Communication and Outreach
Mobile Home Wildfire Safety Training
Mobile Home Wildfire Safety Training
Partnership with UCCE Marin Master Gardeners
Partnership with UCCE Marin Master Gardeners
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Evacuation Information Outreach
Evacuation Information Outreach
Curbside Chipper Program
Curbside Chipper Program
Defensible Space Evaluation and Inspection Software Development
Defensible Space Evaluation and Inspection Software Development
Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluation and Inspection Program
Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluation and Inspection Program
Novato Chipper Days
Novato Chipper Days
City of Novato Open Space/ California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Biological Services
38.0035562,-122.5722592
City of Novato Open Space/ California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Biological Services
San Rafael Chipper Days
San Rafael Chipper Days
Home Hardening Workforce Development
Home Hardening Workforce Development
Home Hardening Matching Grant Program
Home Hardening Matching Grant Program
Direct Assistance Grant Program
Direct Assistance Grant Program
West Marin Defensible Space and Home Hardening Grant Core 2021
West Marin Defensible Space and Home Hardening Grant Core 2021
Current Central Marin Fire Mitigation Projects
Current Central Marin Fire Mitigation Projects

Why do we need the MWPA?

Fire has always been a part of the natural history of Marin County. For nearly a century, the land management stance upon wildfires was immediate suppression. Decades of fire suppression coupled with the impacts of climate change have dramatically increased wildfires’ size and intensity throughout the west. Building in or near forests and natural vegetation, an area known as the wildland-urban interface (WUI), has exacerbated wildfire problems. Total elimination of wildfire is not only impossible, but not advisable. Instead, we must build resiliency into our communities and learn to coexist with wildfire. With the creation of MWPA, there is now a single agency in Marin coordinating a county-wide response to prepare and adapt to this new wildfire paradigm.

What They Say?

What they Say?

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RECENT NEWS

Prescribed Fire Panel Discussion

December 4, 2021

Learn about a wide range of prescribed fire topics from fire history and cultural burning to current use in Marin County.

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Members and Partners

Marin Fire chiefs
marin county fire department
bolinas fire department
central marin fire department
Mill valley fire department
country of marin
Muir beach community
town of fair fax
Town of Corte madrera
Novato fire department
sleep hollow fire detection
southern marin fire protection
San Rafael fire department
Kent field fire department
Muir fire department
Stinson beach volunteer
San Rafael city of mission
marinwood community service
Invernes public utility district
Mill Valley Organization
san asnelmo
Ross valley fire department
Ross valley fire department
fire safe marin organization