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Mulch Available at Divide Slash Site

Need mulch? We have LOADS of it at the Divide Slash Site (just east of the intersection of Hwys 24 & 67 in Divide, CO- take Hybrook Rd. south -the site is on the left, past the post office).

You can load your own (unlimited) for free during regular operating hours 9a-3p, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (closed Sun., Sept. 3rd) until the site closes at the end of October, or until we run out of mulch – whichever comes first. Need help loading? We can help on Sat., Sept 9th. – $5 a pickup load.

Benefits of Mulching

  • Maintains soil moisture
  • Improves soil aeration, drainage, & structure
  • Serves as an insulating
  • Blanket for soil
  • Helps control weeds
  • Reduces potential damage from ‘weed whackers’ & other lawn equipment
  • Improves overall look of landscape

FACO Learning Exchange: Assessing Risk in the WUI: June 19th & 20th

Sign up now for next week’s FACO Learning Exchange

What: A two-day learning exchange focused on sharing principles, techniques, strategies and BMP’s for the collection, management and sharing of wildfire risk information.

Who: Professionals involved with wildfire adaptation within their community(ies). Space is limited and preference is given to FACO Core Members and Affiliates.

When: June 19 (11am- 5pm) and June 20 (8am to 12pm)

Where: Eagle County Emergency Operations Center –500 Broadway, Eagle, CO

Cost: FREE for a limited number of participants.

Lodging and Food: FACO will be offering a limited number of hotel rooms (evening of June 19th only). Lunch and dinner will be provided on June 19th.

Please visit the link below for more information on lodging.

More Information: https://fireadaptedco.org/events-across-the-state/

Questions? Contact Jamie Gomez at 970-765-0534/ wrwc.coordinator@gmail.com or
Eric Lovgrenat 970-328-8742/ Eric.Lovgren@eaglecounty.us

CUSP-run Slash Sites in Bailey, Divide and Fairplay – 2016 season closing dates

CUSP is wrapping up our 2016 slash site season. Last days for the Bailey and Divide sites are Friday, 11/4; Saturday, 11/5 and Sunday 11/6 – hours of operation: 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. The last day to bring slash to the Fairplay site is Saturday 11/5   9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.

We had a very good 2016 season with many returning participants and a lot of new ones as well. CUSP opened the Bailey slash site in August of this year and the community is excited to have this resource. We look forward to seeing our returning patrons as well as new users in 2017!

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Bailey Slash Site – October 29, 2016

How we work

Since our inception in 1998, our dedication to our watershed, our community, and striving toward a greater good have driven our work.  We believe in working with stakeholders big and small, supporting our local communities and economies with our work, fostering stewardship of the land and water, working with nature, and sharing knowledge and skills with partners near and far to promote and sustain healthy watersheds.          

Our work to protect the Upper South Platte Watershed is guided by three core principles:

Our Impact

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