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    Saws & Slaws February News

    The Marshall Fire shook me to my core. So much so, I hesitated to write this month’s article for S&S until I realized that many of us may feel exactly the same way! We have been bracing for a wildfire event in the mountains forever and to watch a suburban area go up in flames, fanned by 100mph winds, was surreal. My first thought: If a Target store, surrounded by a parking lot, can burst into flames, then who am I really kidding about the relative safety of my mountain home? We talk a lot about the effectiveness of a 30 foot buffer between the conifers on our property and…

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    Saws & Slaws January News

    Happy New Year!! 2021 flew right by, but we are very excited for the new year of 2022. For this year, with the end of our paid resource in Nathaniel, we are looking for some new organizational help. If you are interested in supporting our efforts through volunteering outside of events, please let us know. (Of course, you can volunteer at the events, too!!) Just like at our events, we have a job for everyone: operational (e.g. organizing events), education, marketing, communications, fundraising, community organizing, partner management and more. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of time or a little, every little bit helps our small and scrappy…

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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…

  • Centering Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Stewardship – Free Online Panel

    Centering Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Stewardship – Free Online Panel Join the Boulder Watershed Collective and our partners for an online panel discussion about Indigenous perspectives on environmental stewardship.   What: This panel will present local and regional views on climate change, environmental and social justice, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and cultural fire, tribal governance and material, spiritual, and political ties with the lands. Panelists include Christina Conquering Bear, Clint Carroll, Deniss Martinez, Shannon Francis, Renee Millard-Chacon and other guests. The panel is hosted in partnership with the University of Colorado Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies, Boulder Climbing Community, The City of Boulder’s Human Relation Commission, and Spirit of the Sun.  …

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    Saws & Slaws October News

    Saws and Slaws has been busy in August and September with legacy events. Much tree thinning and slash removal was accomplished at both events. At the August event, we worked in the Copperdale neighborhood on two neighboring properties. The properties had been marked by Boulder’s Wildfire Partners which makes it easy for us to target the trees we need to remove for effective mitigation. At the September event, we completed our last mitigation event for the summer 2021 season, and it went great! We were able to mitigate around 1.5 acres and remove roughly 80 cubic yards of slash at a property in the Lyttle Dowdle neighborhood. Thanks to all…

  • October Firewood event

    Are you looking for a nice fall morning? Well, grab your flannel, PPE, and the chainsaw and head down to the Martin Sort yard for our firewood processing event from 9 am-12 pm. This firewood helps fellow neighbors in the canyon heat for the winter. Interested? Click on the signup below!! October Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A5AA2BA6FD0-october  

  • September 18th Event

    Hey folks, join us for our last event of the season! It will be on September 18th in the Lyttle Dowdle Neighborhood. Click on the signup link below! See ya there!   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45a5aa2ba6fd0-september2  

  • August 21st – Saws and Slaws Event

    Hey Folks, We are excited to announce that we will be having a legacy event this August on the 21st at 764 Copperdale Lane. We will have two properties that we are working on, and we could use some of your hard work and helping hands. To sign up, click on the link below! See you there!   Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A5AA2BA6FD0-august1