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Fire season is here.

Fire prevention and safety depend on good stewardship of -- and good practices in -- our wooded areas. The Montclair Railroad Trail (MRRT) is a unique wilderness-urban interface, with homes and businesses lining its span. That makes it especially vulnerable to fire, especially during this dry, warm and windy season. Here are some trail-specific and general reminders about fire safety:

By ordinance, smoking in the park is a prohibited activity. And that's a no-brainer given the grass and dry leaves  characteristic of the trail. Matches, lighters, ashes and butts present a danger to the trail
and its users.
MRRT is an area where open fires are prohibited. But, the remains of a campfire were found above the trail in the area of the Melin Cut. An open fire anywhere along the trail could set everything ablaze. 
To keep yourself and your home safe, we hope you'll find these resources useful: for tips on drought landscaping, emergency vehicle access, and reducing fuel load around your home, 
and fire evacuation tips at:

We hope to see you on the trail enjoying it - or better yet, volunteering with us. For information about our volunteer work parties, please go to:

You can also support Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail's work by donating.  
To find out how, just go to: 
Copyright © 2016, Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 13032
Oakland, CA 94661


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