Join the Forest Service to learn about efforts in Summit County to protect Safe Passages for Wildlife:
- Learn how the Forest Service, CDOT, the county, and towns are working together with local stakeholders from across the community to restore important connections for wildlife movement.
- Become engaged in our efforts to construct wildlife crossing and protect habitat so that healthy wildlife populations can continue to thrive.
When: Wednesday, July 26. Please come anytime from 5:30-8:00 pm. There will be a brief presentation at 6:00 pm.
Summit Daily News covers new Executive Director, Megan Vassar and FOLBR’s current focus’ keeping them aligned toward their mission of sustaining the lower Blue River Valley. This article touches the environmental, safety and educational issues such as FOLBR’s ongoing efforts towards improved cell service, additional wildlife crossings and the potential for expanded community presence. For the full article click here.
Until recently, most of the Lower Blue Valley between Silverthorne and Heeney has been a no-man’s-land, outside of any fire protection district.
In about 2006, whole subdivisions were invited to join Lake Dillon Fire District, if there was unanimous agreement of owners. Then, 6 years ago, individual owners were invited to join, even if their neighbors declined to be included. Now, of 185 possible No-Man’s-Land properties, 73 are officially included in the Fire District—about 40%. The others have hesitated, primarily because of the associated increase in property tax, now $71.64 per $100,000, actual value.
We have a wonderful fire department, which has showed even more interest in the Lower Blue, since our owners have started joining. FOLBR strongly encourages everyone in “No-Man’s Land”, not already included in the Fire District, to join now!
The application process has been simplified—1 page. The application fee is now $100 for individual properties.
Click here to print out the application form with directions on the back.
The Lake Dillon Fire Rescue is reinstituting the highly visible address numbers project.
In the Lower Blue Valley, we have long had a problem with emergency responders being able to find certain addresses, especially in the dark or in bad weather. Several properties have had nearly impossible to read address numbers or none at all. The Fire Department is willing to offer installing your address sign for owners that are willing to purchase their sign. For those that are interested in an address sign we have some easy steps to follow to get your sign installed.