Example of Overgrown Weeds that should be reported for abatement

Weed Abatement Reporting

The vegetation management program for Spring Valley and La Presa is overseen by our local Fire Department, the San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District.  This program is designed to reduce vegetation hazards; protecting lives and property in the event of a wildland fire.

Reporting Properties with Overgrown Weeds and Vegetation

To report overgrown weeds and vegetation on properties located in the communities of Spring Valley & La Presa California; use the link below to access the complaint form on San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District's website.

Spring Valley and La Presa Residents are encouraged to maintain their properties in accordance to the standards set forth in San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District  - Ordinance 2014-1

If you have received a weed abatement notice, the expectation is to comply with the instructions within the stated timeframe to avoid fees and / or forced abatement.  For questions, please contact the weed abatement contractor for Spring Valley and La Presa: Fire Prevention Services, Inc.

Arundo donax more commonly known as Giant reed

Arundo donax, or giant reed, is a fire hazard because it is highly flammable and can increase the likelihood and intensity of wildfires. The fast-growing canes of giant reed are highly flammable and can easily catch fire. Dense stands of dried arundo can catch fire and allow fire to spread into urban neighborhoods.

Arundo donax also competes with native vegetation for water, nutrients, and space, and can displace native plants and wildlife. It can also recover more quickly than native vegetation, which further decreases biodiversity.