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Deadline approaching; corpsmember applications must be submitted by Friday, March 29
The Youth Corps offers one of the best first-job opportunities available in Boulder County. Teams have completed projects such as constructing nearly a mile of trail at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, replacing the residential fence at a Boulder County low-income housing development in Louisville and preserving the McDonald Cabin at Betasso Preserve Open Space. Parks and Open space is now accepting applications for Youth Corps members and team leaders.
Who: The Youth Corps will hire 180 teenagers to work 30 hours per week.
- Boulder County residents ages 14-17 have until Friday, March 29 to apply for summer jobs with the Boulder County Youth Corps. Boulder County is especially in need of female Corps members.
- Applicants can apply online at http://www.bouldercounty.org/youthcorps. Applications can also be picked up at counseling offices in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley schools; city and town personnel offices; most local recreation and youth centers and libraries; and the Boulder County Human Resources Department, 2025 14th St. in Boulder.
What: Corps members will work on a variety of community service projects such as forest thinning, historic preservation, construction and repair of fencing, trail maintenance, removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds, landscaping and replacing light bulbs with compact fluorescents.
When: Youth Corps members are expected to work Monday through Thursday, from June 10 to July 31.
Where: Teams will work in unincorporated Boulder County as well as in cities and towns within Boulder County.
Compensation: This year, Corps members will earn a starting wage of $7.78/hour, with the possibility of earning a $100 bonus at the end of the program based on merit and strong attendance.
- Teens who have worked for the Corps in past years can earn up to $8.28/hour.
- Corps members are eligible for reimbursement for the purchase of work boots and gloves.
- RTD bus passes for the purpose of traveling to and from centralized work meeting places may be subsidized.
The Youth Corps is also hiring team leaders, who must be high school graduates at least 21 years old with two years of college coursework or more, among other qualifications. A list of full qualifications is available online. Team Leaders start at $13.50/hour. These positions remain open until filled.
For more information, visit http://www.bouldercounty.org/youthcorps or call the Youth Corps office at 303-678-6104.
Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County Parks and Open Space is soliciting design submittals for original sculptures to be placed at the entry to Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat.
The artwork shall include sculptures and a sign indicating “Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat” to be installed on stone pedestals. See the sketch and photo for details on the entry monument concept. Artists are to submit up to three drawings of their proposed artwork including material specifications. Only original work will be considered.
Inspiration for the artwork should be drawn from the plants and animals on the site. Some species particular to the site include: Willow, Cattails, Cottonwood, Belted Kingfisher, Redwing Blackbird, Western Meadowlark and Blue Heron.
The project budget is limited to $3,500, including design, fabrication, transportation and delivery. Boulder County will handle installation with direction from the artist if necessary. Proposals are due by Friday, July 15 and shall be submitted to Emily Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Greenwood at 303-678-6369 or via email for more information.
The Walden Ponds site functioned as a gravel mine from 1958 until 1974, when Boulder County began converting the pits into a series of ponds. The shores were planted with native plants and the ponds were allowed to fill with groundwater and stocked with fish. The site has since become an excellent wildlife habitat and one of the best riparian bird watching areas in Boulder County.
Tree removal starts at 75th Street Wastewater Treatment Facility for FEMA compliance
Beginning on Thursday, April 28, tree removal activities will start at the 75th Street Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) as part of the compliance process for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood protection certification.
All trees (and associated woody vegetation) within 15 feet of the flood protection berm and levee must be removed to achieve compliance. This work will primarily affect trees that are on the north, east and south sides of the WWTF.
Most trees being removed are small to medium sized trees, however; 5 to 10 large cottonwood trees will be removed as well. The city is contracting with Davey Tree Service to ensure the work is completed safely and efficiently.
This work will be visible from 75th Street, the Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat area and various recreational trails abutting WWTF property. Tree removal activities will not take place on the weekends and is expected to be complete the week of May 2.
FEMA requires the removal of all woody debris, including large trees, to ensure that the structural integrity of the berm/levee is maintained and will not be compromised during a flood event.
For more information about the tree removal requirement, contact WWTF Coordinator Chris Douville at 303-413-7341 or email@example.com.
Seniors’ Fish-Off rescheduled for May 1
Boulder County, Colo. – Due to inclement weather, the Seniors’ Fish-Off scheduled for Saturday, April 24, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 1 from 6-10 a.m. at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat.
All senior citizens (64 years and older) are welcome to join the Fish-Off at Wally Toevs Pond.
For more information about the Fish-Off, please visit the fishing page of the Boulder County Parks and Open Space website.
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