77 events found.

Boulder RETREET III

Location: Buyout Lot 340 Park Street Lyons, CO 80540 RETREET REPLANTS LYONS, CO! Lyons, CO, is a community of about 2,000 people north of Boulder. In the 1860s, families from the eastern U.S. began settling land that had been home to the Ute Nation. Edward S. Lyon founded the town in 1881 after buying 160 acres and laying the foundation for a sandstone quarrying operation. The sandstone in Lyons is 260 millions years old and is considered the hardest in the world. Many of the historic old buildings are built out of it. Though the advent of cement brought a brief lull in its usage, quarrying sandstone from Lyons remains a booming industry. On September 12, 2013, Lyons was severely affected by floodwater that inundated much of the front range, including Jamestown and Evans, the sites of our previous two Colorado RETREETs. All access routes to the town were blocked, and sewer and freshwater service was disrupted. The National Guard began evacuating the entire town at daybreak. 1 life was lost. We aim to plant up to 75 trees at homes in the confluence area, where the North and South St. Vrain Creeks meet. RETREETers will make a major impact in Lyons and leave an important psychological, economic, and visual legacy that will last for generations to come. This will be our second planting in Lyons. BOULDER RETREET II BLOG POST Arrive early and explore central Colorado by bike and foot with RETREET staff while acclimating to the altitude! THURSDAY (1st) 6:30PM – See Chromeo at Red Rocks Amiptheater (Morrison, CO) – TICKETS. FRIDAY (2nd) 10:00AM – Distribute planting supplies and trees to home sites in Lyons. SATURDAY (3rd) 11:00am – Head to Lyons for the Lyons Outdoor Games. 6:45pm – Dinner at The Mediterranean in Boulder (1002 Walnut Street). SUNDAY (4th) 10:00am – Meet for a planting demonstration (340 Park Street). Small groups will be formed that will spend the rest of the day planting a biodiverse mix of trees at home sites. Afternoon – Celebrate a job well done at Oskar Blues Brewery (303 Main Street). *CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES

Better Together

What is Better Together? Better Together explores the meaning of resilience and the role of emergency management, and helps individuals develop personal skills and connections to navigate emergency situations. The program consists of three workshops and features a mosaic of interactive exercises, group discussions, guest speakers, and activities aimed at developing a mindset of resilience in the context of a variety of hazards. Participants who complete the workshop series will be better equipped to build resilience in their communities and increase capacity to help protect themselves, their family, and their neighbors during any emergency. How to get involved? The Better Together workshop series will be offered a total of five times in 2017, in: April (City of Boulder), June (Lafayette), September (City of Boulder), October (Unincorporated Boulder County), and November (City of Boulder). To register, please apply for the section you are interested in participating in by filling out the corresponding application. Each section is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. The first 25 people with desired availability (i.e. are available to attend all three classes) and thoughtful responses will be accepted. Better Together: Lafayette Dates: June 7, June 14, June 21 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Location: East Simpson Coffee Company (414 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO, 80026) Apply by May 31st for the June classes! https://bouldercolorado.formstack.com/forms/better_together_lafayette_may2017

National Weather Service Community Workshop

Date: Monday, June 12, 2017 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Refreshments will be served) Location: Boulder Public Library, Boulder Creek Room, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 RSVP: Please register for the event here. Contact: Garry Sanfacon at (720) 564-2642 or gsanfacon@bouldercounty.org The National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder cordially invites you to participate in a community workshop on “Wildfire Weather”.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your experiences about wildfire weather events in Boulder.  The workshop will be offered twice on Monday, June 12, 2017: in the City of Boulder from noon-2pm at the Boulder Public Library and in the town of Nederland from 6-7:45pm at the Nederland Community Center.  See below for info and registration details. In particular, the NWS seeks to gather feedback to understand your community’s communication and messaging needs related to wildfire weather events. The NWS will use your feedback to improve its products, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and reducing wildfire weather impacts to property. Dr. Gina Eosco, with Eastern Research Group, will conduct and facilitate the workshop, which will last approximately two hours. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know. Hope to see you on the 12th!

Leveling the Playing Field

Location: 2222 14th St. Boulder, CO Let’s talk about privilege in practice! Join the YWCA Boulder County for a special event with Debby Irving called “Leveling the Playing Field: Interrupting Patterns of Privilege.” Using a series of pointed questions, Debby works with participants to build a graphic map of the groups people belong to because of social locations and roles in US history and society. Participants will think together about how various groups have and have not had access to rights, resources, and respect. This will ultimately reveal the soical positioning nad impacts of white privilege and dispel illusions of a level playing field. RSVP to Elly at elly@ywcaboulder.org or 303-443-0419×104 Read More Here

National Weather Service Community Workshop

Date: Monday, June 12, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (Refreshments will be served) Location: Nederland Community Center, 750 CO-72, Nederland, CO 80466 RSVP: Please register for the event here. Contact: Garry Sanfacon at (720) 564-2642 or gsanfacon@bouldercounty.org The National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder cordially invites you to participate in a community workshop on “Wildfire Weather”.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your experiences about wildfire weather events in Boulder.  The workshop will be offered twice on Monday, June 12, 2017: in the City of Boulder from noon-2pm at the Boulder Public Library and in the town of Nederland from 6-7:45pm at the Nederland Community Center.  See below for info and registration details. In particular, the NWS seeks to gather feedback to understand your community’s communication and messaging needs related to wildfire weather events. The NWS will use your feedback to improve its products, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and reducing wildfire weather impacts to property. Dr. Gina Eosco, with Eastern Research Group, will conduct and facilitate the workshop, which will last approximately two hours. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know.   Hope to see you on the 12th!

Better Together

What is Better Together? Better Together explores the meaning of resilience and the role of emergency management, and helps individuals develop personal skills and connections to navigate emergency situations. The program consists of three workshops and features a mosaic of interactive exercises, group discussions, guest speakers, and activities aimed at developing a mindset of resilience in the context of a variety of hazards. Participants who complete the workshop series will be better equipped to build resilience in their communities and increase capacity to help protect themselves, their family, and their neighbors during any emergency. How to get involved? The Better Together workshop series will be offered a total of five times in 2017, in: April (City of Boulder), June (Lafayette), September (City of Boulder), October (Unincorporated Boulder County), and November (City of Boulder). To register, please apply for the section you are interested in participating in by filling out the corresponding application. Each section is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. The first 25 people with desired availability (i.e. are available to attend all three classes) and thoughtful responses will be accepted. Better Together: Lafayette Dates: June 7, June 14, June 21 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Location: East Simpson Coffee Company (414 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO, 80026) Apply by May 31st for the June classes! https://bouldercolorado.formstack.com/forms/better_together_lafayette_may2017

Summer Forestry Project

Please join us to help clean up and restore the forests as Boulder County finishes up ongoing treatment efforts in order to restore healthy ecosystems and mitigate wildfire threat. This project may involve cutting, lopping, carrying, hauling and possible re-seeding efforts. This project runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and the minimum age is 12 with adult supervision.

Mountain Madness: A Charity Event

Mountain Madness is an annual festival celebrating musical and artistic culture in and around Nederland, CO. This year’s event is located at Hurricane Ranch nestled just outside of Nederland. Featuring local Colorado artists and performers covering genres from Blue Grass to Funk that make up this unique and colorful community. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit the Nederland Food Bank. The Mountain Madness Festival is just the beginning of a movement to empower and enhance music, art, and the unification of small mountain communities everywhere.

Longmont Weed Pull

Location: Parks & Open Space Building 5201 St. Vrain Rd. Longmont, 80503 Please join us for weed pull projects that are designed to enhance growth of native plants. Volunteers will use weed wrenches to remove locust trees from a flood zone that we are currently trying to rehabilitate. These trees do have thorns so long sleeve shirts and pants are recommended. Volunteers will be shuttled to the project site, so make sure to register to ensure a spot in a vehicle. This project is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the minimum age is 12 with adult supervision.

Building Community: Housing a Vital, Diverse Boulder (first in a series)

Location: Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 Join your friends, neighbors, and colleagues in the first of a series of nourishing community dialogues with good beer, good food and live music (listen to Melissa McGinley of 300 Days here)! Boulder architect David Barrett will kick off a lively discussion (diverse opinions encouraged!). We hope to make this a monthly event co-hosted by other partners in the field. This first event is a fundraiser to learn about and support Goose Creek Community Land Trust’s efforts to: 1. Build mixed income, permanently “attainable” communities starting in the Goose Creek watershed (BCH and North St. and ….) and 2. Advocate for other efforts to preserve and build housing in synch with our values in collaboration with neighbors, businesses and other for and non-profit housing developers. (Thanks to the generous sponsors of the event, we anticipate the full value of the ticket and of course any additional donation you make is tax deductible. Goose Creek CLT is a 501 C3 EIN # 81-1208574) Please use this Facebook event to invite your friends on Facebook. In community, David Adamson (303) 545 6255