Vegetation management

What we are doing

In preparation for the fire season, vegetation management and weed abatement activities are planned around our facilities and along our rights-of-way. These activities include mowing, discing (pulling a mounted disc unit behind a tractor or other vehicle), weeding, pruning, trimming, chipping, the use of goats, and herbicide application. The work is performed by EBMUD staff and contractors. We also lease some of our watershed lands for cattle and horse grazing, which provides additional vegetation management. Schedules for these activities are shown below and are subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-866-403-2683.

Work at EBMUD Facilities

City Scheduled Completion in 2022
Alamo June
Berkeley August
Castro Valley Complete
Crocket June
Danville June
El Cerrito Complete
El Sobrante June
Hayward Complete
Hercules June
Kensington Complete
Lafayette June
Moraga June
Oakland September
Orinda June
Piedmont Complete
Pinole June
Pleasant Hill Complete
Richmond Complete
Rodeo June
San Leandro Complete
San Lorenzo Complete
San Pablo Complete
San Ramon June
Walnut Creek Complete

Work in the Rights-of-Way

Vegetation management along EBMUD rights-of-way is scheduled to be completed during May through July in the following areas:

  • Antioch
  • Bay Point
  • Brentwood
  • Contra Costa County (unincorporated)
  • Concord
  • Lafayette
  • Moraga
  • Military Ocean Terminal Concord (formerly the Concord Naval Weapons Station) / Clyde
  • Orinda
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Walnut Creek