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The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Forestry Section is anticipating minor and temporary traffic impacts during the week of Aug. 29 (weather and contractor dependent) as a result of pruning and tree removal work that is necessary for safety reasons.
Traffic impacts include:
● Tuesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Intermittent lane closures on Pearl Street between 18th and 20th streets due to the removal of a large Siberian elm tree in poor health.
● Wednesday, Aug. 31, between 6 and 9 a.m.: Intermittent delays to bike and pedestrian traffic along the Boulder Creek Path during tree pruning operations west of the Boulder Public Library Main Branch.
● Wednesday, Aug. 31, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.: The northbound, outside lane of Broadway Avenue between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard will be closed so crews can remove a honeylocust tree in poor health. The tree was struck by lightning in July 2010 and its health has significantly declined since that time. The transit stop at Central Park will be moved south to the bridge over Boulder Creek during the removal operation.
● Thursday, Sept.1, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.: The southbound, outside lane of Broadway Avenue between College and Euclid avenues will be closed so crews can remove a silver maple tree that is a safety concern due to a large trunk cavity and advanced decay.
Most of the wood from the trees being removed will be recycled into mulch and used in City of Boulder parks. Trees that are being removed will be replaced where possible next spring.
The City of Boulder’s Local Environmental Action Division (LEAD) is partnering with the ReDirect Guide and the Boulder Green Building Guild (BGBG) to present the 2011 Green Frontier Fest at Boulder’s Central Park, on Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free festival will promote options for healthy and sustainable living.
The Green Frontier Fest will feature BGBG’s annual Green Building Product & Service Fair and is intended to showcase all things “green” in the Boulder valley – from cutting-edge renewable technologies to everyday solutions that can be implemented in the home. The event gives residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy interactive and educational exhibits, sustainable food and drink from vendors, children’s activities, music, entertainment and special presentations by guest speakers.
“We strive to make our community a more sustainable and a healthier place to live, work, and play,” said Kristen Hartel, a LEAD Residential Sustainability Specialist. “LEAD is supportive of the Green Frontier Fest’s vision to showcase environmentally and socially responsible initiatives, products, and choices, as well as promote companies that make up our local economy.”
BGBG’s role in the fair offers attendees face-to-face interaction with architects, builders, solar specialists, heating and cooling experts, energy auditors and other green building service providers.
“The 5th Annual Green Building Product and Service Fair is a must for anyone considering a remodel or new construction project,” said BGBG’s Member & Outreach Manager Meagan Forney. “With so many energy efficiency programs and incentives available today, the time has never been better for homeowners to consider making their home or building more comfortable.”
The Green Frontier Fest was first held in Denver in August 2008, as part of the Democratic National Convention. Since then, ReDirect has been co-producing sustainability-focused events throughout the Front Range.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together so many great community partners to make this event happen,” said Boulder Area Advocate at ReDirect Guide Lori Powell. “Boulder has such a vibrant community in support of sustainability, and this festival allows us to celebrate that culture while promoting economic growth in this sector.”
Organizations and businesses interested in exhibiting at the Green Frontier Fest should contact Lori Powell at 303-519-8289 or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.greenfrontierfest.com.