July 2019 WAP E-News

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WAP E-News: July 2019

In This Issue
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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Friday, July 19th - Saturday, July 20th: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Vallecito Slash Depot
South side of County Road 501, east of the Fire Station

Wednesday, August 7th: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest (DWRF) Collaborative Meeting
Dolores Water Conservancy District, 60 Cactus Street, Cortez, CO 81321

Tuesday, August 13th: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Montezuma WAP Meeting
Mancos Public Library, 211 E. 1st Street, Mancos, CO 81328

Monday, September 2nd: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Coffee Break
Cattle Drive Coffee, 38651 US 160, Mancos, CO 81328

4th of July in Rico


Alex Graf, our Montezuma and Dolores County Coordinator, joined the Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest (DWRF) Collaborative at the 4th of July Parade in Rico. Smokey Bear also made an appearance and helped educate Rico residents and holiday travelers about the missions of both WAP and DWRF. Thank you to the Rico Fire Department and the Town of Rico for hosting such a great event!
 

Vallecito Slash Depot


Marilyn McCord helpfully provided us with a few pictures from the Vallecito Slash Depot, which operated over a weekend in late June and will open again on July 19th and 20th. 55 neighbors showed up to help, clocking more than 500 hours of mitigation work on their properties. The Depot is made possible by individual donations and PRID (Pine River Irrigation District), a helpful sponsor. Let your friends in Vallecito know about this awesome opportunity to chip their woody slash!
 

Neighborhood Spotlight: PLPOA

The Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association is a community of over 6,600 residences in Archuleta County and is surrounded on three sides by the San Juan National Forest. Wildfire Adapted Partnership currently has six volunteer Neighborhood Ambassadors living in Pagosa Lakes: Beverly Cuyler, Dave Cuyler, Al Pfister, Karen Katsos, Larry Lynch and Lynn Ditto.

The Pagosa Lakes Ambassadors are incredibly invested in the WAP mission and have done a lot to assist their community in living safely with the threat of wildfire, from organizing Wildfire Prep Day activities and community fuels reduction projects to sharing important wildfire safety information with residents. Over 60 properties in Pagosa Lakes have taken advantage of WAP programs in order to improve the safety of the entire community. 

Pictures below show PLPOA residents helping with mitigation activities on the properties of elderly or handicapped neighbors on this year's Wildfire Prep Day.

Reminder: Chipper Rental Rebate Program & Home Wildfire Risk Site Assessments

 
Don't forget to submit your chipper rental rebate application (available on our website). With two months left, we are over halfway through our funds. So far, we have processed 31 rebates, helping residents treat over 300 acres!

If you are still interested in having a County Coordinator come to your property to complete a wildfire risk site assessment, sign up on our website via the link below.

 

Stay Safe When Grilling This Summer!

Most families have some kind of grill or smoker on their properties. Grills add flavor to summertime but also increase the risk for home fires. NFPA has provided helpful tips below to stay safe and prevent accidental fires while grilling:

Community Mitigation Project Funding

 
Does your community have a mitigation project to complete that requires some additional funding? WAP may be able to help you apply for a 50/50 matching grant (cash and/or in-kind). If you're interested in this opportunity, please contact Ashley Downing to find out more. 
Articles of Interest

Record Heat in Alaska Fuels Wildfires

The Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke

Living with Fire Part 2: Building fire-adapted communities through land-use planning

Landowners urged to be proactive to prevent wildfires

Forecasters call for drier-than-average monsoon

After a wet winter, will Colorado forest managers increase prescribed burns?

Did you know that you can contribute to WAP while shopping?! Register us as your charitable organization and Amazon Smile will donate a portion of their proceeds to us!

Be sure to log in via smileamazon.com each time you shop. Click the link below to get started. The best part is is that it is still Amazon, and Prime members still receive their benefits!


 

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