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Nov 05

Menlo Park prepares for upcoming winter weather

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm by Clay Curtin

In September, Public Works staff and the San Francisquito Joint Powers Authority walked the length of the San Francisquito Creek to identify items such as downed trees and other large debris that could obstruct flows and pose a threat to public safety during winter storm events. As a result, this year Menlo Park crews removed two downed trees. As part of Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17, the City joined with Grassroots Ecology and 114 volunteers to remove 3,200 pounds of trash and 936 pounds of recyclable material from 2 miles of the San Francisquito Creek. In early October, the City’s street crew collaborated with Redwood City to clean the Atherton Channel. Under the permit requirements of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, a biologist oversaw the removal of vegetation as crews removed 243 cubic yards of weeds and trash. 

Residents also have access to three sandbag stations, featuring sand and empty sand bags, at 
  • Alma Street and Burgess Drive in the Burgess Park parking lot
  • Laurel Avenue and Pope Street in the median island
  • 1467 Chilco St. at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Station 77
sandbag station