We join with our community - locally and globally - to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus to help protect those that are most vulnerable. We are practicing social distancing, remaining at home and cancelling gatherings in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
We are fortunate to have a team that is prepared for and adept at working remotely so that we can continue working on urgent projects - especially post-fire recovery and flood preparedness - that impact the health and safety of our communities in the Arkansas Basin.
We will continue to shelter at home to protect public health and follow disease control recommended practices, while continuing to work hard on projects that positively impact forest and watershed health, and water quality, in the basin. We will continue to prepare for potential post-fire flooding that the coming rainy season could bring. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out by phone or email. We encourage everyone to carefully practice social distancing to keep everyone as safe as possible.
During times that channel all of our attention and action to frightening circumstances, we can choose to take the opportunity to learn to tread more lightly on the earth, consider how we may consume less to be safe and comfortable, and care for each other and the land that sustains us all.
POSTPONED: We stand with our community - locally and globally - to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus to help protect our most vulnerable community members. We are indefinitely postponing group projects and gatherings including this project until we have confirmation that it is safe to meet again.
Revegetation plays a crucial role in post-fire recovery. Vegetation helps hold burned soils in place, preventing channelization of flood flows and reduces the amount of sediment and debris that moves downstream in a flood event. Vegetation is key to long-term sustinability in post-fire conditions.
Join the Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative (ARWC) and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) for a day of seeding in the Upper Bear Creek Drainage. ARWC is seeking volunteers to help spread a native seed mix and mulch on private property that was burned in the Decker Fire.
Thank you to GARNA for gathering volunteers, to Western Native Seed for seed and Chaffee County for mulch for the projects. Recovery is a community-wide process, and we are grateful for our partners.
If you are interested in volunteering or donating funds to cover additional native and cover crop seed please email email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who attended and to presenters who were available to share critical fire recovery resources with those impacted by the Decker Fire. Learn more.