PG&E Safety and Restoration Work

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has advised that important safety and restoration work will be happening on the west side of Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve beginning Monday, September 30th, 2019 through the months of October and November.

You may see PG&E crews clearing brush and trees along the natural gas pipeline that runs through the park. PG&E is working with customers and communities to help ensure first responders and safety crews have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency. PG&E recently identified trees within Edgewood Park that are located too close to the pipeline and need to be removed for safety reasons.

There will be no trail closures during the work, but visitors can expect to see equipment staged along the trails.

The Friends of Edgewood has no direct role in the PG&E project but has provided input to the County regarding the permit conditions that PG&E must meet, particularly regarding avoidance of sensitive plants, prevention of weed infestation, and restoration of disturbed sites.

For more information on the planned gas safety work in Edgewood Park, please contact Greg Wright, PG&E’s local customer outreach specialist, at 415-214-2602 or greg.wright@pge.com. Additional information on the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, as well as other PG&E gas safety efforts, can also be found at www.pge.com/GasSafety.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is happening along the west side of Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve?

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews are clearing brush and trees along the natural gas transmission pipeline that runs through the park to help ensure that first responders and safety crews have immediate access to pipelines in case of an emergency.

Will any trails be closed because of this work?

There will be no trail closures during the work, but visitors can expect to see equipment staged along the trails.

When will the work be completed?

Work is anticipated to begin Monday, September 30 and take place through November.

Why are trees being removed from the preserve?

It is important that first responders and safety crews have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency. PG&E recently identified trees within Edgewood Park that are located too close to the pipeline and need to be removed for safety reasons.

What role is Friends of Edgewood playing in the restoration work?

The Friends of Edgewood has no direct role in the PG&E project but has provided input to San Mateo County Parks regarding the permit conditions that PG&E must meet, particularly regarding avoidance of sensitive plants, prevention of weed infestation, and restoration of disturbed sites. We have recommended that all disturbed areas be re-seeded with native plant seeds, invasive weeds be removed, and cleared brush and trees be chipped in place as a weed suppression measure.

Is the PG&E natural gas transmission pipeline in Edgewood safe?

PG&E monitors the safety of the natural gas transmission pipeline in Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve. Additional information on their Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, as well as other PG&E gas safety efforts, can be found at www.pge.com/GasSafety.

What should I do if I smell gas while I am hiking?

If you suspect a gas leak, call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance and then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

For more information on the planned gas safety work in Edgewood Park, please contact Greg Wright, PG&E’s local customer outreach specialist, at 415-214-2602 or greg.wright@pge.com.

Details about this project can also be found on the San Mateo County Parks website at Edgewood Park Advisories.

If you have questions about the Friends of Edgewood’s habitat restoration efforts, you can contact us at info@friendsofedgewood.org.