San Geronimo Valley residents eligible for pellet stove rebates

By Erin Voegele | October 01, 2012

A program in California is offering residents of the San Geronimo Valley and Marin County rebates to remove and replace non-certified wood stoves with cleaner-burning equipment, such as U.S. EPA certified wood stoves, pellet stoves or propane appliances. The rebate program is being offered through Aug. 1, 2013, or until funds are exhausted. Marin County and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District are offering the rebate program.

Residents within the San Geronimo Valley, including those in the communities of Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, San Geronimo and Woodacre, are eligible to receive a $750 rebate for the removal and replacement of a non-certified wood stove. Residents of unincorporated Marin County, and the municipalities of Mill Valley, Fairfax, Larkspur and San Rafael are eligible for a $250 rebate for the removal of a non-certified wood stove, with an additional $75 rebate available to those to also choose to install a certified wood stove, pellet stove or gas insert.

“The county and Air District are focusing on the San Geronimo Valley because of high winter time air pollution levels caused by a combination of the Valley’s topography, inversion layers and lack of natural gas service. This is an excellent opportunity for residents of the San Geronimo Valley to make an investment in their homes that will help make their community a healthier place to live,” said Steve Kinsey, Marin County supervisor.

Additional information of the Woodstove Rebate Program is available on the County of Marin website