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The Mitigation Grant is full!
We can take waitlist applications, but you will have to wait until we see whether everyone in the program uses their full amount, so it may be a few months before we know anything, and we may or may not have money available. If you have insurance issues, or just want to help protect your property, we would recommend going ahead and just doing the work even without grant funding– you may want to call Ben Pfohl at the Colorado State Forest Service (303-823-5774) to mark your property anyway, so you can get it to CSFS standards. Even though we’ve had some moisture, don’t be complacent. It’s not IF, it’s WHEN.
Community Garden applications available… Check out our new raised beds!
Low Tunnel Hoop Bender available
A Low Tunnel Hoop Bender is available for the public to use. Located on the picnic table outside of the Gilpin Extension Office, it bends conduit pipe into 3′ wide x 4′ tall hoops to help create a low tunnel for season extension. You are welcome to use the bender at your convenience. Please read the Hoop Bender instructions and watch the bending low tunnels video before using.
Rainwater Collection is now legal!
Get more information on collecting rainwater.
Living in Gilpin County
Powerpoint on Resources for living in Gilpin County (from the Living in Gilpin County workshop on Aug 13, 2016)
New fact sheets
Forest Health Update
Mountain gardening blog with mountain Master Gardeners