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April 2019

Chainsaw Skills & Safety Class

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Coal Creek
$150.00

Chainsaw Skills & Safety Class April 6 and 7 This quality, hands-on training will give you the skills you need to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. Training will be presented in three parts: - Chainsaw Maintenance – cutting safely requires a well running saw. - Chainsaw Safety & Personal Protective Equipment - including things to watch out for while cutting. - Tree Felling & Cutting Skills – classroom review followed by field exercises. Presented by: Eric Philips, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection and Eric Folwell, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection NWCG ENGB and Forestry Consultant to Boulder County The two-day class will run on Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 4 pm, and on Sunday, April 7 from 10 am to 2 pm. Participants, please bring: - your lunch and plenty of water - your own gear, chain saw, helmet, gloves, ear and eye protection, chaps. Wear long sleeves, pants, and boots. Space is limited. Please contact Jody Dickson at 303-588-6639 or sawsandslaws@gmail.com if you would like to participate in this training and pay by cash or check. Through a generous grant by United Power, we are able to significantly reduce the cost of this class. Originally $250 per person, now it is only $150 per person for the 2 day training. These fees primarily help us cover the costs of the instructors and our insurance for the class, so your support is greatly appreciated! Work off the classroom fee with labor in our regular Saws & Slaws events! Ask Jody for more details.

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Prescribed Burn Tour

April 13, 2019
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Free

Prescribed Burn Tour April 13 Prescribed burns are one of the most efficient ways to reduce fuels and are meant to mimic the fires that would naturally burn through an area. Find out more about how it is done on this tour by Boulder County Open Space and CU Center for Sustainable Landscapes and Communities.

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Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coal Creek Canyon Community Hall, 31528
golden, Colorado (CO) 80403 United States
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Free

Wildfire Preparedness Workshop April 27 In this comprehensive Cowildfire workshop, we will present the latest information that will help you prepare for a wildfire in our community. Much continues to be learned after the devastating fires of the last few years, so it is important to stay informed of the current recommendations around how to prepare, how to reduce the negative impacts and how to survive those impacts when they happen. Since we live in a fire-adapted ecosystem, we know that it is a question of when, not if, a fire impacts our community. We will be covering: - mitigating your structure and landscape - specific risks for Coal Creek Canyon - preparing for evacuation, including for your pets & animals - ensuring you have adequate insurance coverage - resources to help with all of the above! Presentations will be made by: Boulder County Wildfire Partners, Boulder/Jeffco/Gilpin County Emergency Managers, Coal Creek Canyon Fire Rescue, Saws & Slaws and more! (It takes a village to serve our community!) We choose to live in our beautiful Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)). This session will help us be good stewards of each of our little pieces of it to the benefit of our forests, fire fighters and community! We look forward to see you there. Be sure to invite your neighbors, too!!

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May 2019

Chain Saw Safety Refresher

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chain Saw Refresher Date. Calling all sawyers looking to brush up on your safety skills. Get your chainsaw cleaned up, sharpened and ready for the season! Coffee & Donuts!

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Nederland Sort Yard

May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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May Firewood Event

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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June 2019

June Slash Day: Blue Mountain (Mouth Of The Canyon)

June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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July 2019

July Saws & Slaws Event – Spruce Canyon Drive

July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coal Creek

Many of our neighborhoods in Coal Creek Canyon are "One way in/one way out". In the event of a wildfire, it is imperative that we create safer passage for the residents of these areas. We will hold a "Legacy Event" on Saturday, July 13th: working together to cut trees down and process them for 4 hours and then we will join together for a Potluck Lunch. Bringing your own chair is always a good idea :) We will be working on 2 properties in particular, creating a 40 foot wide egress in order to ensure better odds of escape through that roadway. We have a lot of trees to process so we hope you will join us! We will gather for a Safety Meeting at 7:45am at the Coady's home, 29344 Spruce Canyon Drive. Please drop off your food items here. We will break into groups and saw, "swamp" (drag slash) and chip until noon, when we will have a Potluck Lunch. Please use the button below to sign up so we know who is coming. Thanks for helping us make this neighborhood safer in the event of a fire! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4fada729a46-july

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August 2019

August Saws and Slaws Event – Divide View

August 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coal Creek

Saturday, August 24th, 8am to Noon, with a Potluck to follow. Please join us as we conquer some much needed fire mitigation and safe egress maintenance in the DVD neighborhood. We will be cutting trees and staging slash piles for hauling to Ned Sort Yard, as well as distributing logs. We will meet at 478 Divide View. Please bring water, gloves, eye and ear protection (we have extras), a camp chair, potluck dish and a helmet if you have one. We will have our Safety Meeting promptly at 8 am. We will work until Noon and then join together for a potluck and a warm, fuzzy feeling of much accomplishment! Join Us! Sign Up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4fada729a46-august

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October 2020

Curbside Chipping On Shimley: October 2020

October 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coal Creek
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