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Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires

Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires

South Santa Clara County

South Santa Clara County Chipping Program for 2017

For residents of Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, and the surrounding unincorporated areas including Uvas, Casa Loma, Loma Chiquita and Summit Road areas: There will be a significant change in the South Santa Clara County Chipping program this year.

This year we will not be chipping individual parcels or groups of homes as we have done in the past. Instead we will be scheduling community chipping projects. We will be dividing the South County into geographic areas and providing a schedule for chipping in each area. We will only be chipping each community/neighborhood one time this season.

Contact a South Santa Clara County Area Manager Carla Ruigh

2017 South County Chipping Schedule

CLICK HERE to for more information on our Defensible Space Chipping Program and the link to our online chipping application

  • Only Residences in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas designated as high or very high wildfire risk areas are currently eligible to participate in this program.
  • Not all residences in the geographic areas outlined below are in eligible WUI areas.
  • If you are not sure what area you fall into, please call your representative for assistance.
  • For residences in Lexington Hills, Aldercroft Heights and surrounding areas and Summit Road, Loma
    Prieta and Loma Chiquita contact Gretchen Hayes at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (408) 357-4586
  • For residences in Morgan Hill, New Almaden, San Martin, Gilroy, Croy Rd., Uvas Rd, contact Carla
    Ruigh at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 408-840-3027. Email is recommended as the best and quickest way
    to reach Carla.
  • Maps showing the WUI Wilfire Hazard zones can be found here:
    http://frap.fire.ca.gov/webdata/maps/santa_clara/fhszs_map.43.jpg
  • Some residences may not be accessible by our chipping equipment due to road conditions, turn
    around areas, or other factors. In this case residences will need to take their brush to an accessible site that would be identified by our representatives.
Area TitleArea DescriptionApplication DeadlineSite Visit the Week ofChipping Tentatively Scheduled, 1 to 2 Days During:
Jackson OaksJackson Oaks Development8-May15-MayMay 22 - June 2
Holiday Lake EstatesHoliday Lake Estates Development8-May15-MayMay 22 - June 2
New AlmadenNew Almaden Community10-Jun17-JunJun 26 - July 7
Chipping area includes the following roads and all streets which are accessed from these roads:
Sycamore and Watsonville Rd.Watsonville Rd. between Uvas and Santa Teresa; Sycamore Dr. Between Sunnyside and Watsonville Rd; Oak Glen Ave. between Edmundson and Sycamore12-May19-MayMay 26 - June 9
Oak Glen and LlagasEdmundson between De Witt and Oak Glen Ave; Llagas between Hale and Oak Glen12-May19-MayMay 26 - June 9
West Oak Glen and Willow SpringsOak Glen from Llagas to West end; Willow Springs Rd.12-May19-MayMay 26 - June 9
El Matador and WhitehurstHecker Pass between Watstonville Rd. and White Hurst to end2-Jun9-JunJune 15 - June 30
Day RoadDay Road from Santa Teresa to Watsonville Rd; Watsonville Rd. between Burchell Rd. and Uvas Rd.2-Jun9-JunJune 15 - June 30
CroyCroy Rd and Little Uvas16-Jun23-JunJune 26 - July 7
Loma ChiquitaLoma Chiquita Rd. from Loma Prieta to west end16-Jun23-JunJune 26 - July 7
Loma PrietaLoma Prieta North from Summit Rd.16-Jun23-JunJune 26 - July 7
Contact a South Santa Clara County Area Manager Carla Ruigh
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