Official Communication from the Town of Lyons
NDRC Video

National Disaster Resiliency Competition

In Fall 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, held the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), to provide significant resources and support to communities, to increase their resiliency. 

The Town of Lyons, in conjunction with other Colorado communities, worked closely with the State to create an application of proposed resiliency projects for the competition. 

On January 21, 2016, despite months of tireless effort, Governor Hickenlooper was informed that Colorado was not selected as a final recipient of the competition.

The Town submitted two proposed projects: affordable housing project in the Eastern Corridor, and a Swiftwater Rescue Facility. As part of the affordable housing submission, the Rockefeller Foundation produced a documentary centered on Lyons' recovery titled, “The Road to Resiliency.”
The film was released on January 20.

Read more about the National Disaster Resiliency Competition >>

2016 SVCC Advisory Council Call for Membership

The Saint Vrain Creek Coalition (SVCC) has put out a call for membership on its 2016 Advisory Council. The SVCC is looking for passionate, professional, and committed individuals to fill seven vacancies on the Council, for the following seats:
1.      Recreation - angling
2.      Agriculture
3.      Upper north St. Vrain (Allenspark/Meeker Park)
4.      Reach 5 - Longmont Dam Road
5.      Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)
6.      Weld County
7.      Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)
If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering as a member of the 2016 SVCC Advisory Council, please pass along the call to membership. Individuals interested in serving on the Advisory Council are asked to submit application materials, as described in the call to membership, which can be found on the SVCC website.
Membership applications are due January 26, 2016.

Inquiries about the Advisory Council can be sent to Erika Shioya:, or 303-774-4513, or can be mailed to:

Saint Vrain Creek Coalition
PO Box 706
Longmont, CO 80502

Read more about the St. Vrain Creek Coalition >>

Private Properties Along Creek

Please be advised that the walls constructed along the St. Vrain Creek, as part of the Creek Restoration Project, are strictly for restoration and a more resilient stream, and remain private property. The Town and contracted teams received permission from each property owner to work on the parcels. The public can access the stream on public rights of way at designated areas. Trespassers are subject to prosecution. 

St. Vrain Creek
Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter Volunteers

The Old Man Winter Rally is just around the corner, and volunteers are needed! This 1-day bike and running rally is on Sunday, Feb. 7, with several duration and location options still available.

Lyons Volunteers

If you'd like to volunteer on behalf of Lyons Volunteers (LOV), be sure to list them as the organization you're working with, and the proceeds from your time commitment will be donated to LOV.

Like any event held by Oskar Blues Brewery, volunteers can be sure they will be treated well - don't miss out!

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