St. Vrain Creek Restoration Update
Environmentally Sensitive Areas
As the civil construction phase for the creek restoration project has been complete, revegetation and landscaping are still underway.
To date, over three thousand willow stakes were planted along the creek banks, and initial seeding and mulching along the banks will occur by Spring run-off. At this stage, the young willows and seedlings are extremely vulnerable to damage - please allow time for the habitat to establish, by limiting activities in these environmentally sensitive areas.
Following Spring run-off (expected June to August), crews will continue with the second phase of seeding and revegetation in the area.
In April, the creek was stocked with trout in Meadow Park. On the advice of local trout experts, the fish will temporarily be fed natural fish food, until the aquatic habitat is reestablished. Please note that Meadow Park is still under construction and closed to the public. Thanks for your continued cooperation, as the trout get settled in their new habitat and the park continues to be built!
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DEA Drug Take-Back Event
A Message from Sgt. Nick Goldberger
Thanks to all who participated in last weekend's DEA drug take-back! It was a successful event that diverted more than 44 lbs of medications (includes containers)!
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office will be holding another drug take-back, during the Spring Cleanup, later in May. More details to come.
Lyons Spring Clean Weekend
May 21 & 22
Each Spring, the Town of Lyons, led by the Sustainable Futures Commission, provides residents the opportunity to meet spring cleaning needs, without leaving town. This weekend of May 21 & 22 is a double hitter with a Community-Wide Yard Sale and a Cleanup Day.
For the Community-Wide Yard Sale, on Saturday May 21, the SFC not only helps with marketing for participating residents/clubs/organizations yard sales, but also offers free spots in Sandstone Park, for those who do not wish to sell items from their homes.
The Cleanup Day, on Sunday May 22, in Bohn Park, allows residents to dispose of items that otherwise aren’t collected by haulers, including, old equipment, electronics, metals, yard waste, prescription drugs, and more. This event is supported in part by Boulder County. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to help residents.
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