VIDEO. From the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting 2/23/2021 at 9:00am.
San Mateo County Park Director, Supervisor Horsley asks Parks Director, Nicholas Calderon, at 3:11:00
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Great question. Have a listen to understand the jurisdictional challenges that we face to get fire break planned where we need them.
Pedro Point falls under the jurisdiction of the California State Coastal Conservancy, not San Mateo County, nor the City of Pacifica.
Much of the midcoast, Moss Beach and Montara will evacuate to the north, through the tunnel to Pacifica. The eucalyptus overhanging Highway 1 need to be fire-breaked 30 feet from road to make that evacuation safe.
~ Michelle Dragony, Coastside Buzz
Pedro Point Coastal Trail
A Feasibility Study/Conceptual Design was conducted by the Coastal Conservancy from 2019-2020 to look at route options for the Pedro Point Coastal Trail. The report is available by request by emailing hilary.walecka (at) scc.ca.gov (as the Conservancy works to remediate its website contents to make materials accessible to Californias of all abilites).
The next steps needed to turn this trail from a plan into reality include developing detailed design and engineering plans; conducting further community engagement; developing environmental documentation; acquiring permits; fundraising; and partnering with a park agency to manage to the trail.
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Summer 2020: The repair of Dark Gulch creek crossing on Old Haul Road in Pescadero Creek County Park is underway! It was finishes just in tome for the August CZU fires. Fire breaks work.
In 2020, 100 acres were treated in Quarry Park and the El Granada Blvd was re-established as a fire break.
In 2021, 65 acres will be retreated at Quarry Park. Chemical treatment will need to be used when necessary. Cost $85k.