Monthly Archives: October 2018

BATCO Rocks at Heil Valley Ranch!

We had a great work day on the East Side Trail at Heil Valley Ranch Saturday, October 27, 2018, and here are a few photos to prove it!  Thanks to everyone who participated. Laying out the turnpike. Turnpike trail taking shape. View across the valley from the old grindstone quarry.          

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Calling Outdoor Recreationists on Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

This is a call to action to those who care about access to public land! We urge you to attend the OSMP Master Plan Recreation Community Workshop Monday Nov 5, 2018 at the Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave in Boulder from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. In-person comments and conversation with staff have a significant positive impact on what’s at stake. Some recreation concerns include: Night time access to trailheads, trails and open space Dog access on trails and open space Off trail access or cross country travel Multi-use trail access Prioritizing maintaining current OS rather than purchasing expensive properties Planning methodologies that are not a fair process Open Boulder will be providing childcare for outdoor recreation advocates attending the … Continue reading

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BATCO Recognized for Trail Stewardship

At an art reception on October 23, 2018, BATCO President Suzanne Webel accepted an Annie Gifford print from Boulder County Parks and Open Space in recognition of the Boulder Area Trails Coalition’s volunteer trailbuilding and fundraising for trails generated by sales of our Trails and Recreation Map of Boulder County. Join us for our last volunteer trailbuilding event of the year — Heil Valley Ranch, Saturday, October 27.  See details below.  

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Recreation Changes at Gross Reservoir

In case you’ve been wondering about recreation opportunities at Gross Reservoir during construction of the expanded dam, here’s a brochure that Denver Water wants to share with you.  For more information, please contact: Britny Kalule for Denver Water 303-6286348

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Calling All Trail Volunteers!

The new “East Side Trail” at Heil Valley Ranch is almost finished…. Help BATCO get it done!                               What:Please join BATCO and Boulder County Parks & Open Space in a fun morning of completing the NEW PEDESTRIAN / EQUESTRIAN TRAIL at Heil Valley Ranch.  This new trail will connect the new  lower parking / trailhead at Heil with two other new trails, the upper trailhead, and the existing trail system.The work will be moderately strenuous and will include the use of hand tools such as McLeods, pick mattocks, rakes, and shovels.  (However, you can do as much hard work or as little as you like!) When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 … Continue reading

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