• 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  

  • 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

  • Chainsaw Maintenance

    Chainsaw Skills and Safety Class

    Learn how to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. 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. The two-day…

  • Drought and Wildfire Prep in the Peak to Peak Region

    Join the first webinar of our summer series! Learn more about drought and wildfire forecasts and wildfire preparations, local fuel models, and why home ignition zone and defensible space mitigation are essential to protect your home and neighborhood in the Peak-to-Peak Region. It is hosted by the Gilpin County CSU extension, Saws and Slaws, and the Boulder Watershed Collective. Below is the registration link to access!! Register in advance for this meeting: https://extension.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuurpzsrGNBzt4Z5D_exWxIJGlkPepfM

  • Articles

    Saws and Slaws March News

    As we approach March 2021, it might seem like several years have gone by since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, it has been an arduous and lengthy struggle to combat the virus and protect our most vulnerable communities. We have shown incredible resiliency in the face of the worst worldwide health crises in over a century. Webster Merriam dictionary defines resiliency as: “the ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change.” Small mountain communities across Colorado and the West have used this resiliency, whether they knew it or not, to adapt to pandemic life and how it has changed our daily livelihood…

  • Articles,  Mitigation

    February Saws & Slaws News

    Get Ready Now, So You Know What To Do Later With an unprecedented wildfire season behind us, many of us might be reflecting on how to better prepare ourselves for the next one. One simple thing we can do to eliminate stress and confusion is to compile an Evacuation Checklist before an emergency event. Mobilization is key when every minute counts. When you already have steps in place, you don’t have to think about what to do, you can just check your boxes. Prior to any threat of an evacuation, you’ll want to gather and assemble, an emergency essentials grab and go kit. This kit should contain essentials like first…