French broom burned at Lagoon


Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) announced plans to burn seven acres near the intersection of Bolinas-Fairfax Road and Highway One, across from the Bolinas Lagoon, next Wednesday, September 19, in an attempt to control French broom. The exact date may change due to weather conditions. According to the National Park Service, the plant has invaded areas of grassland and coastal scrub, and the area to be burned includes the largest unmanaged French broom infestation in the Bolinas area on GGNRA land. No road closures are anticipated, but there may be short traffic delays along Highway One while burning is in process. Short-term smoke impacts are expected, so smoke-sensitive individuals are encouraged to take actions to avoid or minimize exposure.