On behalf of the James Creek Watershed Initiative:
“Prescribed Burn – This Saturday, the JVFD along with the James Creek Watershed Initiative (JCWI) are planning on conducting a prescribed burn on the “buy out” properties at 145, 153, and 167 Main St. . These are the properties surrounding, and near the community gardens. The purpose is to help remove invasive weeds in advance of soil preparation , re-seeding and planting as part of the James Creek Riparian Restoration project. The restoration project is sponsored by a Healthy Rivers Grant awarded to JCWI by the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
Provided that conditions are appropriate, the prescribed burn will be conducted by experienced firefighters under a burn plan and burn permit issued by Boulder County, and should take no longer than a couple of hours. There will be smoke in the air during that time.
Follow-up phases of the restoration will occur later in September. Look for information soon on volunteer opportunities to help with that.”