City of Boulder News Briefs: Creek and Hazzards
Open House announced for Boulder Creek Stream Bank Restoration Project
The City of Boulder will hold an open house on Monday, May 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the West Boulder Senior Center at 909 Arapahoe Ave. to discuss the planned stream bank and riparian habitat improvements at Eben G. Fine Park along Boulder Creek.
At the open house, the city will solicit public input on various conceptual ideas for improvements along the south bank of Boulder Creek at Eben G. Fine Park. The proposed goals of the project include erosion control, habitat restoration, better recreational access and improved water quality. These improvements are necessary to maintain the aesthetic quality and ecological health of the area, which has deteriorated over time due to continuous usage.
Located along the western end of the Boulder Creek Path, Eben G. Fine Park is a popular recreation and relaxation destination for groups, families and individuals.
For more information, visit www.boulderwater.net, and click on “Projects & Programs.” For information on flood preparation, go to boulderfloodinfo.net.
Annual review of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan released
The City of Boulder has released the annual review of the Utilities Division Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP), available at www.boulderwater.net. The annual review is part of the city’s voluntary participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
The City of Boulder participates in the CRS program and in 2010, had a community rating of seven out of 10 (one being the highest rating). This rating provides an annual flood insurance premium discount of approximately 15 percent for property owners. Resident flood insurance premium rates are discounted based on a community’s efforts to reduce flood losses beyond the minimum requirements.
Participating communities must submit documentation annually to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for recertification.
For more information about the MHMP and to see the annual review, visit www.boulderwater.net and click on “Projects & Programs.”