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Marin Water to conduct controlled burn operations on Mt. Tam Watershed; smoke may be visible

Watershed Update – Nov. 29, 2022

Trained Marin Water staff plan to take advantage of favorable weather conditions Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 30, to conduct pile burning operations on the Mount Tamalpais Watershed near Sky Oaks Road and Shaver Grade.

Residents may see or smell smoke in the area, but are encouraged to refrain from dialing 911 to report this controlled operation.

This annual controlled burn activity allows for the rapid elimination of piles of cut vegetative debris removed by hand or machine during previous wildfire fuel reduction activities on the Watershed. Learn more about our Watershed resiliency and wildfire protection efforts at