Quarry Park Fuel Break Project Image

Updated Monday, April 6, 2020


Beginning Wednesday, April 8, work crews will traverse the 2019 Emergency Fuel Reduction areas and apply herbicide to eucalyptus sprouts where more aggressive re-growth is occurring.

About the Project

In August 2019, San Mateo County Parks and CAL FIRE began a project to reduce the risk of wildfire to neighboring communities by treating 100 acres of vegetation and creating fuel breaks throughout Quarry ParkAll of the planned 100 acres have been treated. Work crews will periodically return to fuel break areas to remove vegetation that has grown aggressively since the original treatment.

Large scale projects such as this involve some inconvenience and short-term alteration of a landscape yet ultimately yield the long-term ecological benefit of native plant and animal communities. In the coming months, we will survey the area looking for growth of native plants, such as coffeeberry and toyon plants. See before and after images of the work accomplished in Quarry Park below.

    • Before
    • After

Ongoing project status and specific closure information will be posted to this page.

For more information call CAL FIRE San Mateo – Santa Cruz at (831) 335-6740.

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