Climate Impact
Wildfire Prevention Project



Wildfire is a major threat to the health and safety of our communities in Northern California, now more than ever. Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership in partnership with California Climate Action Corps has launched a climate impact wildfire prevention project in all of our four counties: Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma. 

Project Mission

To engage community members in Days of Service wildfire prevention volunteer events where they will remove fire-prone vegetation and help make our communities more firesafe. 

Project Timeline

September 2022 – June 2023

Climate Stats September 2022 through June 2023


New Volunteers Engaged


Total Volunteer Hours

Ongoing Event!  San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety

San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety is an ongoing CVNL Climate Impact project with the mission to remove fire-prone vegetation on San Pedro Ridge in Marin County. 

San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety was started by Robin Pendoley, the Volunteer Lead on the project. Check out the San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety website for more information. 

Volunteers meet every other Saturday morning to remove vegetation on the ridge and the project is actively recruiting more volunteers!

Sign-up to join the volunteer list below and get notified about upcoming volunteer days:

Previous Events

Howarth Park Wildfire Prevention Project

Saturday, May 13th, 2023

Thank you to our volunteers and the City of Santa Rosa Park-a-Month event for a successful volunteer day! 

What we did: 

49.5 total hours volunteered

1600 cubic feet of vegetation removed

Hanns Park Wildfire Community Preparation Day

Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Thank you to our volunteers and our partners: Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District, Vallejo Watershed Alliance, and CA Climate Action Corps. 

What we did: 

22 total volunteers

49.5 total hours volunteered

75 cubic feet of fire-prone vegetation removed

Pt San Pedro Road Coalition Earth Day Weed Pull

Saturday, April 29th, 2023

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and to our event partners: Pt San Pedro Road Coalition, San Rafael Fire, and San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety, a CVNL Project! 

What we did: 

20 total volunteers

61.75 total hours volunteered

54 cubic feet of French Broom cleared – 

that’s 6000 individual broom plants removed!

Armstrong Redwoods Earth Day Event

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help remove Redwood basal sprouts and to our event partner Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods! 

What we did: 

26 total volunteers

87.5 total hours volunteered

1000 cubic feet of basal sprouts cleared

Skyhawk Park Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta Day of Service

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

Thank you to our small but mighty group of volunteers. We appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication to keeping the community safe!

What we did: 

21 total hours volunteered

1250 sq ft of invasive species removed



Westwood Hills Park Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta
Day of Service

Saturday, March 25th, 2023

Thank you to the many people who showed up to volunteer and to our partners: City of Napa, Napa Resource Conservation District, and Friends of Westwood Hills Park. 

What we did: 

42 total volunteers

108.2 total hours volunteered

3/4 acres of French Broom cleared

Rancho Mark West MLK Day of Service

Saturday, March 4th, 2023

Thank you to all the volunteers and our partner LandPaths for making this event happen after being rained out in January!

What we did: 

43.25 total hours volunteered

800 feet of trails worked on

Phoenix Lake MLK Day of Service

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

CVNL and Marin Water hosted a wildfire prevention event at Phoenix Lake in honor of MLK Jr. Day of Service.  A big group of volunteers showed up to help pull French Broom and help reduce wildfire risk in the area! 

What we did: 

20% increase in vegetation cleared

35 total volunteers

99 total hours volunteered

San Pedro Ridge Family Volunteer Day

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

CVNL and the CVNL project San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety hosted Family Volunteer Day on San Pedro Ridge in Marin County! 

We had a great turnout from people of all ages. Volunteers celebrated the national Day of Service Family Volunteer Day and the power of families and friends volunteering together to remove fire-prone vegetation from the ridge. 

What we did: 

2 acres of vegetation cleared

52 total volunteers

122.5 total hours volunteered

San Pedro Ridge Fire Safety Volunteer Lead, Robin Pendoley, orients volunteers at the start of the event.

9/11 Weekend of Service & Remembrance Wildfire Prevention and Green Waste Event

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

CVNL Solano Volunteers partnered with The Green Valley Fire Safe Council to host a Wildfire Prevention and Green Waste event in Fairfield, CA. 

This was our first  Climate Impact Day of Service volunteer event and a chance for community members to pay tribute to those injured and killed on September 11, 2001, the first responders, and countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe while helping to make the Green Valley community more firesafe. 

Thank you to all our partners: The Green Valley Fire Safe Council, California Climate Action Corps, Cordelia Fire Protection District, Elevate Sustainable Solutions, Potrero Hills Landfill, The 100 Club of Solano and Yolo Counties, Potentiate Excellence in Leadership

What we did: 

1/8th acre of vegetation removed

70 cubic yards of green waste collected

57.92 total hours volunteered