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    Saws & Slaws December News

    What a year!!I cannot believe that it is December already! This year went by so fast, and while we are still not back to normal, 2021 was a good year for Saws & Slaws. We had a handful of our normal-style events. While we haven’t been able to enjoy our traditional potluck meals, we’ve still been able to get a lot of work done toward making our community safer and more resilient through a wildfire event. By the numbers, here is an image that details some of our key data points from this season. I want to emphasize, particularly in this time of gratitude, that we would not be able…

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    Saws & Slaws November News

    Thank you, Nate!! As they say, all good things must come to an end. For a year, we’ve been blessed by having a part-time paid resource supporting and developing our activity in Nathaniel (Nate) Goeckner. This position was partially funded by a grant, but our time is up, so we are needing to say goodbye (for now) to Nathaniel. We are very grateful for his support, attention, and effort over the past year. Having a paid position helped us long-standing volunteers in keeping our work going. Fortunately, he is moving into a full time position at the Boulder Watershed Collective, so he won’t be far away. We might still see…

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    Saws & Slaws’ 10th Anniversary!!!

    We wish you a happy new year and gratefully welcome 2021! As the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun. If you need proof of that… Saws & Slaws is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Just like any child, we’ve grown a lot in our 10 years. We started with a group of community organizers coming together at first around wildfire and forest health education. The various stakeholder organizations (CCCIA, TEG, Fire Department, etc) found ourselves stumbling over each other planning education events without knowing the other organizations were planning some, too! Once that educational series was done, we wanted to put some of our learnings to work! I…

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    Forest / Fire Ecology Field Trip UPDATE

    We have decided not to host the Forest / Fire Ecology field trip on May 7th.  In order to produce the most meaningful and effective event for the people who would like to go on the tour, we would like your input.  Please complete this very short survey to let us know when and what you would like us to cover. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MZFGNT6 Thank you for your interest and your input. Your Saws & Slaws team

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    BoCo Strong Quarterly Meeting Attended by S & S Core Team

    Saws & Slaws was awarded by BoCo Strong in September 2015, as one of two commendable Community Resilience Projects who are actively engaging in building community, anticipating risk, taking actions to limit impact of flood and forest fires, and bouncing forward rapidly by adapting and learning in the face of disruptive shocks and stresses. This has opened the door for Saws & Slaws to partner more closely with not only Boulder County government, but also with multiple other Boulder County community volunteer organizations focused on community and personal resilience for county residents. On Friday, May 13, 2016, Saws & Slaws was represented by Cesar Gellido, Jody Dickson, and Rebecca Jessep…

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    Boulder County Awards Saws & Slaws 2016 Chipping Reimbursement Funding

    For a fifth year, Boulder County has most generously awarded Coal Creek Canyon Saws & Slaws with funding to support the chipping that occurs at our events. This year we were honored with funding for both our standard events as well as a couple of curbside chipping events. We have found that the most effective and efficient way to deal with the slash we generate at an event is to chip it onsite. We typically hire a professional in order to benefit from the larger chippers that can process slash very quickly. We can use these Boulder County funds to pay for 50% of the expense of these services. (We…

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    Firewood Sales to Support Grant Projects

    Saws & Slaws was awarded a grant to do a larger mitigation effort through professional services by the intersection of Camp Eden and Highway 72 (near fire station #2). This is important work because it can have an even larger mitigation impact that effects whole communities. As part of this effort, we need to raise matching funds. If you are interested in purchasing some firewood from us, please contact us. We sell delivered cords of firewood rounds for $150 (unsplit), $200/cord for split wood. It tends to be a blend of green and dry wood due to the make-up of the areas where we are working. (That said, if you…

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    Saws & Slaws Orange Fleece Vests For Sale

    We made some sporting orange fleece vests as an appreciation gift to our organizers. We had to order a minimum quantity, so we are making some available to supporters to purchase. One of them could be yours for a mere $35. We have some left in medium, large and extra large sizes. If you are interested in purchasing one of them, please contact Jody Dickson at x3568. There are not very many available. If you want one, place your order quickly before they run out!