Welcome Jane Mannon to the CoCo Team!
- Monday, 07 May 2018 10:30
- Shannon Cleary
Development & Outreach Director Appointed
Lake George, Colorado: Carol Ekarius, Executive Director of Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc (COCO), and Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP), announces the appointment of Jane Mannon to the Development & Outreach Director position. Mannon replaces Helen Dyer, longtime face of the organization.
“We are pleased to welcome Jane to COCO and CUSP, she will be a valuable addition to the team,” Ekarius stated. Mannon is a longtime resident of the area, and brings a unique set of skills and experience to CUSP. “Her background includes a degree in Outdoor Recreation from Colorado State University, work experience with the National Park Service, Teller County’s Community Development Services, Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. and the City of Woodland Park.”
COCO was founded by CUSP in 2014 to increase on-the-ground, stakeholder-driven conservation efforts that protect and restore natural resources. CUSP supports the efforts of COCO to share the success of collaborative conservation organizations through stakeholder driven efforts.
CUSP is completing its second decade of service to the Upper South Platte Watershed and neighboring areas that impact the watershed. Fire rehabilitation and forest-health work is the major focus of the organization, and also work on trails, water quality monitoring, environmental education and many other programs that benefit the watershed and communities. Slash collection sites are available for the disposal of small tree debris in Divide, Bailey and Fairplay.
The mission of Coalition for the Upper South Platte is to protect the water quality and environmental health of the Upper South Platte Watershed, through the cooperative efforts of watershed stakeholders, with emphasis on community values and economic sustainability.
Press Release Mannon
Mulch Available at Divide Slash Site
- Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:08
- Helen Dyer
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
- Monday, 12 June 2017 10:17
- Helen Dyer
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/ email@example.com or
Eric Lovgrenat 970-328-8742/ Eric.Lovgren@eaglecounty.us
CUSP-run Slash Sites in Bailey, Divide and Fairplay – 2016 season closing dates
- Monday, 31 October 2016 13:57
- Helen Dyer
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!
Bailey Slash Site – October 29, 2016
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