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Boulder County awarded Colorado Lottery Starburst Award for Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail
Boulder County, Colo. – The Colorado Lottery will present Boulder County with the Starburst Award for the Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail project. The ceremony will take place this Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Boulder County Courthouse in Boulder in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room.
The Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Starburst nominations are reviewed by lottery commissioners and winning projects are chosen based on the creativity of the project, economic and social impact to the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.
In 2009 and 2010, the Boulder County Transportation and Parks and Open Space departments added 1.5 miles of new trail in eastern Boulder County near the Town of Superior that provided a tremendous opportunity for recreational trail users with the assistance of a lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado trails grant.
This trail extension completed a 13-mile loop trail that includes the City of Boulder’s Greenbelt Plateau, Community Ditch Trail and Cowdrey Draw trails that now connect to the Town of Superior and Boulder County trails. The project area includes the former route of the Morgul-Bismarck Loop of the Coors International Bicycle Classic from the 1980s. This new section of trail also provides a highly anticipated link to the City of Boulder Marshall-Mesa trails, the Rock Creek Trail system and the Coal Creek Trail system.
Trail users can now connect to significant open space in Boulder County, including the Southern Grasslands open space complex to the south of this trail, to the City of Boulder open space, to Eldorado State Park open space, U.S. Forest Service open space to the west, Town of Superior open space, City of Louisville open space, City of Lafayette open space and City and County of Broomfield open space to the east.
Project partners include:
- Boulder Area Trails Coalition
- Boulder County Horse Association
- Boulder County Parks and Open Space Foundation
- Boulder County Youth Corps
- Boulder Trail Runners
- City of Boulder
- Colorado Lottery
- Great Outdoors Colorado
- Town of Superior
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Tour of Egg Farm to kick off public comment period
Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County Parks and Open Space is hosting a public tour of the Mountain View Egg Farm this Friday, May 14.
The tour will kick off the public comment period, May 14-June 11, for the Mountain View Egg Farm master plan. Staff will highlight specific issues on the property and discuss management ideas including public access, grassland restoration, agricultural uses, and site integration with adjacent public open space.
What: Public tour of Mountain View Egg Farm
When: Friday, May 14 at noon
Where: 12680 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette
The Mountain View Egg Farm master plan is being developed by Boulder County and the City of Lafayette along with local partners and stakeholders. The plan is a proposed amendment to the existing Two Creeks Open Space plan, a property adjacent to the Mountain View Egg Farm.
The Egg Farm was purchased jointly by Lafayette and Boulder County in September 2009 and will allow for the egg farm trail to be incorporated into the Coal Creek Trail, providing a link from Flagg Park east of Lafayette into the town of Erie.
For additional information, please visit the master plan website or contact Jesse Rounds, Natural Resource Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-678-6271. All public comments must be received in writing to the website comment formor by mail or fax to:
Boulder County Parks & Open Space
c/o Jesse Rounds – Planning Division
5201 St. Vrain Road
Longmont, CO 80503
Boulder County seeks comments on draft Zero Waste Plan
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Resource Conservation Advisory Board has produced a set of recommendations to help Boulder County residents and businesses recycle more materials, compost more organics and reduce local demand for hazardous products.
The recommendations will be presented as part of a draft Zero Waste Plan at meetings in Longmont (May 25) and Boulder (May 26). When finalized, the plan will help the Board of County Commissioners decide the most effective and cost-effective next steps to boost waste diversion for the entire county.
Anyone who lives or works in Boulder County is invited to provide feedback on the recommendations. Comments are due by June 11, 2010 and will be accepted:
In person at a public meeting*,
6-8 p.m., Tues., May 25 – Public Works Maintenance Facility, 375 Airport Rd., Longmont
6-8 p.m., Wed., May 26 – Boulder County Courthouse, 3rd Floor Hearing Room, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder
By mail, Attn: Zero Waste Plan, Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80036
Or, through an online survey, http://www.bouldercounty.org/sustain/ZeroWaste/plan.htm
For more information, including a copy of the draft plan, visit: www.bouldercounty.org/sustain/ZeroWaste
For questions, contact Boulder County Sustainability Planner Lisa Friend at email@example.com or 303-441-3522.
*If you need special assistance, contact the Boulder County ADA Coordinator at 303-441-3508 at least 48 hours before the scheduled event.