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Camino Alto Burning to Start Next Week

Residents should expect to see a small amount of smoke in the area starting on Monday as part of a project to eliminate invasive plants in the Camino Alto Open Space Preserve.

Staring Monday, the Mill Valley Fire Department will begin burning piles of cut vegetation above Camino Alto as part of a multi-year project aimed at eliminating invasive french broom, pampas grass and acacia in the Camino Alto Open Space Preserve. 

The Camino Alto Fire Fuel Reduction Project part of a partnership between the fire department and Marin County Parks. It aims to remove highly flammable vegetation that poses a threat to Mill Valley homeowners, and restore native plant species that predated  broom and other non-native vegetation.

The burning will last for four days, and produce a smal amount of smoke in the area. All work will also occur on designated permissible burn days in accordance with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

For more information contact Mill Valley Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Barnes at 415-389-4139 or Elise Holland, Chief of Planning and Resources, Marin County Parks at 415-473-2820.

- City of Mill Valley

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