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West Camino Cielo Hazard Reduction

Santa Barbara County Fire will be starting hazard reduction along West Camino Cielo Rd from Hwy 154 to at least Windamere starting June 6th. The work will be performed by the county hand crew who will chip any extra cut vegetation brought to the road by the residents. The material needs to be cached at wide spots to avoid impacting the road access. The project is anticipated to take 8 to 10 working days.

If you have any questions please call the WRA at 964-7194.Project Chipping Instructions


May 25, 2016   Comments Off on West Camino Cielo Hazard Reduction

Annual Art and Garden Sale

Attention All Shoppers! The 3rd annual WRA MOUNTAIN ART and GARDEN SALE will be held in Fall 2016. This is our major fundraiser to support the San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department. Please check back in September for specific date and location. Hope we can count on your support again this year.

If you are interested in helping with the planning, please give us a call at 964-7194.

May 25, 2016   Comments Off on Annual Art and Garden Sale

Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Project


The US Forest Service – Las Padres National Forest is initiating an analysis of the “Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Project” on the Santa Barbara Ranger District. The project proposes to create and maintain eight fuel breaks on approximately 418 acres of chaparral to help manage against the wildfire threat posed to the mountain communities in the project area.

The proposed project would be located on the Santa Barbara Front in the Santa Ynez Mountains. This area is north of U.S. Highway 101, in Santa Barbara County, California. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean between Santa Barbara, and Gaviota, California. A full description of the proposed action is available on line at the following Forest Service Web page.


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October 5, 2015   Comments Off on Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Project

In Case of Emergency

As residents of the San Marcos Pass community we have learned to be self reliant and sufficient. We frequently depend on our neighbours for a helping hand. However, in the event you see something suspicious, a traffic collision or a fire, please call 9-1-1 directly. There have been several recent incidents where people have called neighbours first. The can cause confusion and further delay emergency response should it be required. It is better to be on the safe side and report something that turns out to be nothing than to not report something real.

March 26, 2013   Comments Off on In Case of Emergency



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February 16, 2013   Comments Off on Nextdoor