Quarry Park Fuel Break Project Image

Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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

Be advised: During this period heavy equipment will be at work in Quarry Park. There will be noise and dust and, with the equipment’s ability to throw debris up to 300 feet, a substantial safety risk. Expect trail closures Monday through Friday wherever work may be occurring in the park. You can help us expedite this important project by obeying all road and trail closure signs and avoiding the work area.

Ongoing project status and specific closure information will be posted to this page. To stay informed join our email list.

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

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