Fairfax Update
News From Around Town...
May 16,2022
MWPA Is Helping to Increase Our Fire Residence in the Ross Valley

The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) working to create a shaded fuel break along the wildland urban interface along the entire Ross Valley. This strategically located fuel break, along with home hardening, defensible space around homes and evacuation route improvements will increase the safety of the residents of the Ross Valley. A shaded fuel break is where flammable vegetation is modified as seen in the photos below.

Do You Have a Sidewalk That Needs Repair?

The Town’s Sidewalk Repair Program “waives” the encroachment permit fee for the sidewalk repair and will provide up to a maximum of $1000 as a 50% matching grant for the construction work. For example, if the work costs $800, the Town will reimburse applicants $400. The matching grant is subject to the availability of funds. Upon approval of your application, funding will be reserved for your project. Be sure to apply for the program before you start repairs, the Town will NOT reimburse applicants for any expenses incurred for past sidewalk repair work or prior to the approval of their application.

Fairfax Police Department is Proud to be Part of the Gun Buyback Program

Join us on June 4th for this important event:

Upcoming Meetings
Climate Action Committee
May 17th - 7pm

Volunteer Board Meeting
May 23rd - 6:30pm

Tree Committee Meeting
May 23rd - 7pm

Open Space Committee Meeting
May 24th - 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting
May 26th - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.

Community Events
Fairfax Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4-8pm
Bolinas Park

How time flies! The Market is back for another season. Join family and friends to shop local and celebrate community, every Wednesday 4-8pm May through October.
Ride and Drive Clean Events
Tue, May 17, 5-6pm - EV 101: Electrify Your Ride

May 26, 5-6pm - EV 102, an in-depth discussion on charging at home and on the road, plus accessing incentives and affordable / clean energy to fuel your new ride - with Q&A.

Lorax Symposium
Thursday May 19th, 6 to 8pm
Student Center at Archie Williams High School

Come support and learn from the amazing environmental science students of Project Lorax! These students have created solutions to environmental problems here in Marin including holding a benefit concert for amphibians, local e-waste drive, butterfly and bee landscaping techniques, invasive plant pulls, helping local businesses become greener and more! 
Come cheer on these enviroheros!

Climate Café: A Compassionate Sharing Circle
Monday, May 23th at 6 pm

West Marin Climate Action Network presents an opportunity to gather and support each other as we grapple with the effects of climate change.

Fairfax Recreation
Full Body Functional Training Class
June 2-30
Thursdays from 10am – 10:45am
Bolinas Park

This is not just another “boot camp” or anonymous group exercise class. We combine the support of professional lifestyle coaching with the guidance and motivation of certified trainers to give you the tools to achieve your goals. All you need to do is show up!

Other Town and County News
Paper Grocery Bags Needed by Fairfax Food Pantry
The Fairfax Volunteers are in need of paper grocery bag donations for the food pantry. Slightly used bags may be dropped off at the Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., on Saturday mornings between 7-10am.
Chipper Days in Full Swing - Sign Up Now!

The MWPA Curbside Chipper Program (also known as “Chipper Days”) is in full swing!

Visit www.chipperday.com/marin to sign up for a spot!
Want to Get Involved? Join a Board or Commission!

Do you want to make a real difference in 2022? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on several boards and commissions.

Taking Climate Action Can Also Help You Save Money

In the midst of rising gas prices and other cost of living increases, here is some good news. Taking climate action now can actually help save money on our monthly expenses.

One Door Marin Helps Find Services for Older Adults, People with Disabilities and Family Caregivers
At One Door a real person will assist you in locating services for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers.

Just a few of the services available, depending on need and income:
Securing Food
Transportation Services
Financial Assistance
Accessing Care
And so much more!

Call 415-473-INFO or visit the https://www.onedoormarin.org/ to connect or watch the video.
Red Cross - Sound the Alarm

Home fires claim seven lives every day, but together we can change that. The Red Cross is offering FREE smoke alarm installations and home fire safety information in Marin County.

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