DISTRICT 4 UPDATE: Woodward Fire

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Dear District 4 Resident:

I hope this update finds you safe, secure, and in good health. In the midst of this COVID-19 global pandemic that is disproportionately affecting our district, we are continuing to respond to the week-old Woodward Fire in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Our emergency responders and disaster service workers are working at great lengths to support our community through these trying times.

West Marin residents are continuing to feel the impacts of the Woodward Fire. As a resident of Olema, I share our community’s concerns, and appreciate the efforts of our local, state, and federal firefighters working tirelessly to contain the fire.   After last weekend, County fire officials and the National Park Service agreed to relocate the Woodward Fire basecamp to an area outside of the potential evacuation area.  After scouting alternative locations, officials reached out to The Trust for Public Land for permission to relocate the basecamp to 5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, and they agreed to let us use their property. Thank you to The Trust for Public Land for their cooperation and support.


Relocating a basecamp to an area outside a potential evacuation zone is not unusual practice and is designed to ensure critical response resources are ready to respond to changing needs.  The San Geronimo basecamp will serve as a temporary emergency facility for federal and local personnel, providing support to logistical teams and firefighters working on the front lines. This property will also allow us to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

There will be significant activity in this area, with vehicles and semitrailers occupying the siteAll possible mitigations will be taken to minimize negative effects to the immediate communityDuring this time, we ask that you limit your use of Sir Francis Drake Blvd to the extent possible to accommodate fire crews and personnel leaving and entering the San Geronimo basecamp. Our first responders can work more efficiently if there is only essential travel on our West Marin roads, your cooperation is appreciated.  

Make sure you are registered for ALERTMARIN.ORG. New evacuation warnings and orders will be announced via the ALERTMATIN.ORG platform. Click HERE to view our current evacuation orders and click HERE for our current evacuation warnings as of August 25, 2020. Please note, an evacuation center has been established at the Marin Center located at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903.  Check-in is located in the front parking lot and disaster service workers are there to assist.

Please be safe, check on your neighbors especially our older adults, and prepare a go-bag. Remember: an evacuation warning is the greenlight for you and your family to begin preparing to leave if an evacuation order is issued.

For ongoing updates about the Woodward Fire, please contact the Marin County Fire Department Information Hotline at 415-473-7191 or check the department’s Twitter feed.  You can also visit the National Park Service’s Incident Information System page, by clicking here. Please do not call 9-1-1 for general information, only if there is an emergent situation.   

Lastly, COVID-19 is still a serious issue for our community. Remember to continue to wear your mask and adhere to local health guidelines.


Dennis Rodoni, District 4

Marin County Board of Supervisors

District 4 Office:

Supervisor Dennis Rodoni

Phone: (415) 473-7331

Email: drodoni@marincounty.org


Lorenzo Cordova

Phone: (415) 473-3091

Email: lcordova@marincounty.org


Rhonda Kutter

Phone: (415) 473-3246

Email: rkutter@marincounty.org