Boulder County Forest Health Outreach eNewsletter – April 27, 2015

Posted on: April 27th, 2015

Today’s Forest Health Outreach update covers the following:
* Forestry Tip of the Day: Nederland and Allenspark Sort Yards Open Friday – May 1
* Event: Slash Piles 101- Everything you need to know about burning slash in Boulder County – May 2
* Volunteer Community Forestry Sort Yard Hosts Needed

*Forestry Tip of the Day: Nederland and Allenspark Sort Yards Open Friday – May 1
Got Slash? The Nederland and Allenspark sort yards both open for the season on this Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. This summer marks the eighth consecutive year that Boulder County has offered free slash and log disposal. We look forward to seeing everyone as we kick off the sort yard season!

Allenspark/Meeker Park Area Sort Yard – 8200 Hwy. 7, Allenspark
Opens: May 1 – Closes: Oct. 17
Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nederland Area Sort Yard – 291 Ridge Road, Nederland
Opens: May 1 – Closes: Oct. 17
Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sort yards are free of charge locations where residents can drop off logs, tree branches, pine needles, cut grass and noxious weeds. Residents load the material into a vehicle or trailer, haul it to Nederland or Allenspark, and unload it at the yard at no charge. For complete details on the sort yard opening see our press release or visit us online atwww.BoulderCounty.org/ForestHealth
 
*Event: Slash Piles 101- Everything you need to know about burning slash in Boulder County – May 2
Residents are invited to join Boulder County Fire Management Staff for a free slash pile workshop on Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, May 2.

What: Free slash pile workshop
When: Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Nederland Community Forestry Sort Yard, 291 Ridge Rd., Nederland
RSVP: No RSVP is required. Bring work gloves and a water bottle. Snacks will be provided.

Attendees will learn how to safely use slash burning to perform hazardous fuels mitigation in conjunction with the slash disposal and chipping programs supported by Boulder County. Residents will learn when to use slash piling as a mitigation tool, how and where to construct slash piles, state and county regulations and permitting process for burning, and how to safely burn and mop up piles.

The workshop is sponsored by Boulder County, State Farm Insurance, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). For more information about the workshop, call 303-441-4500 or email bcfiremanagement@bouldercounty.org.

For information on burn permits, visit www.bit.ly/bcburnpermit.

*Volunteer Community Forestry Sort Yard Hosts Needed
Volunteer Sort Yard Hosts are needed at the Allenspark and Nederland yards. Volunteers help make sure that sort yards continue to be a local hub of community-based forestry information.

Volunteers greet people as they enter the yard, collect data on the material they are delivering, and provide information about forest ecology, bark beetles, and wildfire mitigation. Volunteers will not be responsible for helping unload materials. Boulder County is looking for volunteers who can commit to 16 hours per month in four-hour shifts.

For more information, visit www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/volunteer, or contact Wayne Harrington at 303-678-6368 or wharrington@bouldercounty.org.

Cheers,
Ryan

Ryan Ludlow | Forestry Education & Outreach Coordinator 
Boulder County | Land Use Department
2045 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
720-564-2641 | rludlow@bouldercounty.org
www.BoulderCounty.org/ForestHealth
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