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And now, from our friends at Open Boulder (of which BATCO is a member) — please make your views known about the future of Open Space and Mountain Parks by taking a brief survey: The Opportunity Open Boulder members (you!) can weigh in on how they would like the City of Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks to prioritize your tax dollars over the next 10 years! What strategies should OSMP focus on first? Share your personal preferences by midnight, Sunday, April 7, through this online questionnaire: http://bit.ly/OSMP-Input5. Last year, OSMP used community input to create focus areas and values to define big, broad management themes for OSMP’s next 10 years. Then in the fall, OSMP used your ideas and feedback … Continue reading
Help create a vision for conserving natural grasslands and enhancing recreation on Gunbarrel Hill City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is seeking community participation as we create a vision for restoring healthy grasslands while improving the visitor experience on the open space at Gunbarrel Hill northeast of Boulder. OSMP is initiating a community discussion and engagement process to gather input to better understand community interests and values for this area and to hear preliminary ideas for this effort. Learn more about the Gunbarrel Integrated Site Project here and at: http://bit.ly/GH-ISP6 The first of several community input opportunities will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, at Heatherwood Elementary School in the Library. In … Continue reading
If you’re interested in this new “bike trail,” here you go. Next opportunity for public comment is at POSAC, Thursday Jan 24 at 6 pm, Commissioners Hearing Room, County Courthouse, Pearl St, Boulder. Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Connection Feasibility Study
Boulder County invites residents to voice opinions, share expertise, and provide guidance on open space issues Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County is seeking volunteers who would like to voice their opinions and help guide staff decisions on Parks & Open Space issues, including new land acquisitions and the management of existing properties. The county is recruiting residents for five open at-large POSAC positions. Advisory boards and commissions provide recommendations to the Boulder County Commissioners and give residents the opportunity to have their voices heard within Boulder County government. The county, in turn, benefits from this citizen input. If you have an interest or expertise in Boulder County Parks & Open Space issues, please consider applying! To view descriptions and requirements for … Continue reading
Open House Scheduled for Nov. 28 Boulder County Parks & Open Space, the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host an open house to present the findings of the feasibility study and the preliminary recommendations of the partner agencies for a preferred trail alignment between Walker Ranch Open Space and Eldorado Canyon State Park. What: Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Connection Open House When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – presentation at 6 p.m. Where: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, 2520 55th St., Boulder Laptops will be available for members of the public to submit comments on site at the open house, or they can be submitted via the … Continue reading
Help Preserve Passive Recreation on Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks for the Next 50 Years: Your Input Matters!
Now is the Time to Make Your Voice Heard! Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) is working feverishly to create a new “Master Plan” that will guide all aspects of the program for the next 50 years. No kidding. This project will attempt to balance passive recreation (including hiking, biking, horseback riding, dog walking, and nature viewing) on 50,000 acres of open space around the City of Boulder, from close to the Peak-to-Peak Highway to the East County Line, and from Rocky Flats to close to Rabbit Mountain. While the area contains many wonderful trails, there is the potential for so much more access — without compromising environmental quality. But if they don’t hear from you, we may never be … Continue reading
The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks is seeking YOUR input regarding your use of and desires for OSMP into the next decade and beyond. Please let them know that you support better trails and access for passive recreation by filling out and returning the survey below. Thanks! https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4669180/b26f7389918e
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.
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