Mailbox: Oppose use of herbicides on Boulder County Open Space
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Mailbox: Oppose use of herbicides on Boulder County Open Space

==Group wants signatures for petitions to Boulder County Commissioners
==Boulder County Open Space has been spraying toxic chemicals including Glyphosate (the active ingredient of Roundup) and Indaziflam to control cheatgrass on Boulder County Open Space natural lands.

Free weekend shuttle from Boulder to Eldorado Canyon
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Free weekend shuttle from Boulder to Eldorado Canyon

Free shuttle bus to Eldorado Canyon.
Weekends are packed; take the bus and be guaranteed entrance; help the environment. Fun for families, picnics, waterfalls, trails, climbing…
==6 pick up spots in Boulder
==3 drop off spots in Eldorado
==read details on dogs, masks, climbing, bikes, etc
==State Parks Pass

Lyons Quarry Reclamation at Hall 2 Open Space
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Lyons Quarry Reclamation at Hall 2 Open Space

Aggregate Industries has begun reclamation of the Lyons Quarry at Hall 2 Open Space under a mining and reclamation permit. They will perform blasting within the quarry beginning some time in February, intermittently for several weeks. This is being coordinated with Boulder County Parks & OPEN SPACE (purchased in 2011).
SEE ARTICLE for reclamation plans, features, site impacts, future plans, and history. And MAPS.

Boulder County Cropland Policy updated (Open Space)

Boulder County Cropland Policy updated (Open Space)

CROPLAND POLICY UPDATED
Boulder County has over 25,000 acres of total agricultural land that they manage. They guide the farmers who lease the land in: carbon sequestration, regenerative agriculture, best practices for economically viable crops.
==Updates address: GE crops / restricting use of neonicotinoid pesticides, developing a soil health program.

Billings Ranch, history, and Cultural Resource Survey Fieldwork to be done

Billings Ranch, history, and Cultural Resource Survey Fieldwork to be done

Billings Ranch –
(1.) The Billings Ranch has been around since the 1940s. A grant has been awarded to complete an intensive-level cultural survey, which includes going back to when Native Americans lived on the land. == (2.) Learn about the Billings family who first settled here in the 1800s.

Summer recreation begins, and Public Lands offers  guidance, advisories and maps

Summer recreation begins, and Public Lands offers guidance, advisories and maps

The group of 8 public land agencies who participated in this joint release remind residents to access their websites to view critical advisories and trail maps BEFORE planning visits to public lands,== Incl. links to Colorado and Boulder TRAIL MAPS.

Identify the weeds and pull them while young (tips from Weed Posse)

Identify the weeds and pull them while young (tips from Weed Posse)

Weeds range from the merely annoying (crowding out your veggies or carefully selected plantings) to toxic and even dangerous. In our Weed Posse group, we target certain invasive weeds prevalent in Lyons, mainly in riparian park areas == learn about and/or help with weed removal while they are young and easier to remove