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

CityScheduled Work in 2020
Alamo Complete
Berkeley Early August
Castro Valley Early August
Crocket Complete
Danville Complete
El Cerrito Complete
El Sobrante Complete
Hayward Early August
Hercules Complete
Kensington Complete
Lafayette Complete
Moraga Complete
Oakland August
Orinda Complete
Piedmont Complete
Pinole Complete
Pleasant Hill Complete
Richmond Early August
Rodeo Complete
San Leandro July
San Lorenzo August
San Pablo Complete
San Ramon Complete
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