December 2018 WAP E-News


WAP E-News: December 2018

In This Issue

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

January, 7th
9:00-11:00am Montezuma County Coffee Break @ Cattle Drive Coffee, 38651 U.S. 160, Mancos

January, 9th
1:30-3:30pm DWARF Collaborative Meeting @ Dolores Ranger District, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores

January, 22nd
4:30-7:30pm Fire Council Meeting @ Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango

Congratulations Rafter J and North Mancos POA for Firewise USA Recognition Status
Rafter J joined the ranks of a Wildfire Adapted Partnership Ambassador Community in 2017 and hit the ground running.  With the increased concerns about wildfire, a community chipping day turned into a whole week of chipping.  77 residents actively participated in neighborhood programs like the chipping days and the May 5th community work day removing 25 tons of material from the community.  Keep up the great work Rafter J!
North Mancos Property Owners Association has been working on fuels reduction projects for years. However, the neighborhood took a break after an Ambassador moved. The current Neighborhood Ambassadors picked things back up and ran with it over two years ago. Since then, they have done roadside fuels reduction projects, participated in our defensible space cost share program, and have applied for and been awarded grants to continue strategic fuel breaks and forest thinning. Great job, NMPOA! 

Submit Volunteer Hours for 2018

Don't forget to submit your hours for 2018 by December 31st, 2018!  To submit hours for yourself or your neighborhood on our new website click here.

*If you submitted volunteer information prior to October 1, 2018
Unfortunately, we lost all volunteer information logged prior to October 1. We encourage you to resubmit anything you can remember prior to this date. This will help a lot for our reporting for the year. Contact your County Coordinator or Neighborhood Ambassador for support, and we apologize for the inconvenience. 

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Thank you Sam for Your Time on the Board of Directors

Sam Foster will be stepping down as a member of the Wildfire Adapted Partnership Board of Directors as of January 1st.  Sam will continue as an Ambassador for his community The Ranch, so we will continue to see him at regular Fire Council Meetings. Thank you Sam for your devotion to FireWise of Southwest Colorado and Wildfire Adapted Partnership over the last three years!

Montezuma Potluck

Every December, Montezuma County celebrates the holidays with a potluck and special guests. This year, Tres Rios BLM's Fire Management Specialist, Ian Barrett, and the Dolores Ranger District's Fire Management Officer, Patrick Seekins provided us with an overview of this past fire season
with an emphasis on Montezuma County and Dolores County. They ended the presentation with an overview of fuels reduction projects they have been working on and plans for future projects. Click this link to view the full presentation.

Articles of Interest

West Fork fire department seeks new station: Dunton Resort donates $100,000 towards project

60 Minutes Paradise Lost: Inside California's Camp Fire

Camp Fire the Tragedy we were all warned about

How they survived: Owners of the few homes left standing around Paradise, Calif., took critical steps to ward off wildfires

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