Prescribed Burn in Jamestown, Saturday 9/9/2017

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.”

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