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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.
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 various boards and commissions now recruiting or to fill out an application, visit the Advisory Boards and Commissions Vacancies page of the Boulder County website.
The deadline to submit applications for the winter recruitment session is Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.
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 online form beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 9.
The Feasibility Study and supporting materials will be posted on the project webpage in advance of the open house.
Help Preserve Passive Recreation on Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks for the Next 50 Years: Your Input Matters!
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!
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:
Not since Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods” (about the Appalachian Trail) has a book about trails been on the New York Times Bestseller List — but this new one is. It’s a great read — here you go!
Hey, trail advocates — this amazing interactive map shows some of the abandoned rail lines in the US, including the UPRR in Boulder County. Anybody out there interested in helping us get this rail-trail conversion underway??
Greetings, Trail Users!
It’s National Public Lands Day!
This is YOUR INVITATION to participate with BCHA, BATCO and Boulder County Parks & Open Space in a fun morning of building a NEW PEDESTRIAN/EQUESTRIAN TRAIL at Heil Valley Ranch. This new trail will connect the new parking / trailhead at Heil and two other new trails with the existing trail system. Show your appreciation for public lands by joining up with the project!
Saturday, September 30th from 9:00am-12:00pm.
We will be fine-tuning the new pedestrian/equestrian connector at Heil Valley Ranch. The work will be moderately strenuous and will include the use of hand tools such as McLeods, pick mattocks, and your brawn.
We will be about a 15 minute walk away from the parking lot and your vehicles, so it is a good idea to bring a backpack to carry water, snacks, clothes, etc.
Meeting time: 9:00am Project End time: 12:00 pm
“The Corrals” at Heil Valley Ranch.
2-1952 Geer Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO 80302.
Click for Map
Directions to the “Corrals” at Heil Valley Ranch:
- From Boulder: Travel north on Foothills Highway 36. Turn left on Lefthand Canyon Drive. Turn right on Geer Canyon Drive, and drive 0.3 miles. Meeting location and parking will be on the left just before the road turns from paved to dirt.
- From Longmont: Travel west on Nelson Road, then turn left on Foothills Highway 36. Turn right on Lefthand Canyon Drive. Turn right on Geer Canyon Drive and drive 0.3 miles. Meeting location and parking will be on the left just before the road turns from paved to dirt.
Weather in Colorado is unpredictable no matter the time of year. It is important that you bring warm and waterproof clothing that you can work in, as we will try to complete the work in slightly inclement weather (cold temps, light rain/snow). I would suggest checking the forecast before the project at NOAA and search Longmont, CO. I will let you know as soon as possible if we need to cancel/postpone due to more severe weather predictions.
What You Should Bring:
Water bottle and water
Sturdy shoes/boots – no sandals please (yes, people have shown up in sandals)
Pants – recommended
Work gloves (if you have a special pair) otherwise we will provide
Layers of clothes
Backpack – for carrying clothing, food, ect.
Binoculars or camera (optional)
We will provide:
First aid kit
All necessary tools
Your contribution toward this project will be greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you. Please feel free to contact Ari if you have any additional questions. Thanks again for volunteering with BATCO, BCHA and Boulder County Parks & Open Space!
Suzanne Webel, for BATCO / BCHA
Ari Addes, for BCPOS
Ari Addes | Recreation & Facilities Volunteer Coordinator
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
5201 St. Vrain Rd. Longmont CO 80503
Office: 303-678-6344 | Cell: 720-597-0898
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