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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…

  • 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  

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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…

  • Chainsaw Maintenance Workshop

    Hey Folks,   Join Dana Lawson and us to learn more about ways of fixing, maintaining, and cleaning your chainsaw! This workshop will be hosted in the CCC Community Center parking lot on July 10th from 9:30-12:00. Bring your equipment and some snacks, and have a great time! Sign up below if you are interested! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A5AA2BA6FD0-chainsaw

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    June 26th Saws and Slaws Event

    Hey Folks! Unfortunately, we are going to have to reschedule our June mitigation event to a later date. However, we will still be running a “Buck ‘n’ Truck” event in place of our event! We will meet at the intersection of Divide View Drive, Katie Lane, and Hess Road. We need trucks/trailers, loaders, and sawyers. The weather isn’t looking too bad/warm, so come on out and join us! Here is the updated signup for this Saturday’s Buck ‘n’ Truck event! See ya there! Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B45A5AA2BA6FD0-june Thanks!    

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    Saws and Slaws June News

    June Saws & Slaws News by Heather Hanson / Linda Martin  June? already? The weather is great for getting down to business with the defensible space around your home. Defensible space can suggest alternate paths for a fire to follow away from your house. Any action is worthwhile for the health of your space. Many studies observe that homes with effective defensible space are more likely to survive a wildfire. 60 feet of defensible space combined with a non-flammable roof, your chances can be as great as 86%. *(Surviving Wildfire, Linda Masterson) Homes surrounded by pine and conifer ideally require 100 feet. This is known as zone 2. In zone 1…