El Granada Blvd Fuel Break Maintenance Project
2016 Project Updates
May/June 2016 - As the fire season approaches, the Department will collaborate with CalFire to continue efforts to maintain existing fuel breaks along Quarry Park's northern boundary. Additional work by CalFire crews over May and June will focus on shaded fuel breaks to ensure emergency access roads within the park are safe and clear in the event an emergency occurs. During this period, trail closures will occur and signs will be posted in the Park. San Mateo County Parks has been collaborating with CalFire to identify additional resources and opportunities to further our efforts to reduce fire risk in the Park.
April 22-23 & 25-26, 2016 - A CALFIRE crew made up wildland firefighters will conduct maintenance on an existing fuel break between private residences on El Granada Boulevard and Quarry County Park. Crews will run equipment such as chainsaws, a tree chipper and a low-bed truck throughout the work period between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
About the Project
As part of ongoing fuel reduction efforts, San Mateo County Parks Department will conduct maintenance on an existing fuel break located between private residences on El Granada Boulevard and Quarry County Park. This maintenance work will include thinning and limbing shrubs to fire-safe standards, removing dead and dying eucalyptus trees on the edge of the fuel break, and mowing or week-whipping grass and other herbaceous material.
Ramona Arechiga, Natural Resource Manager