September 16th Big Springs Event

A hearty Thank You to the 18 volunteers who showed up for this event. On a pleasant pre-autumn day with the first dusting of snow on the peaks to the west, we helped two property owners move closer towards Wildfire Partners certification.

Special thanks to the neD-SPACE leaders that made it happen, Event Coordinator Kris Hess and Safety Officer Jamie Carpenter.

 

September Mitigation Event September 16

neD-SPACE will hold a neighborhood mitigation event on Saturday, September 16 in Nederland’s Big Springs. Volunteers should gather at 55 Valleyview Drive at 7:45 am for the usual sign-in and briefing (sawyers please arrive at 7:15). Two properties will be mitigated, and we’ll conclude with a potluck at noon.

Event coordinators are Kris Hess and Marc McClish, Safety officer is Jamie Carpenter.

What to bring:

Sawyers (must be pre-approved; indicate your interest in cutting via the RSVP contact form. Three S-212 sawyers and five neD-SPACE (Saws & Slaws) trained sawyers will be needed for this event)

  • Chainsaw, fuel, bar oil
  • PPE (hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, chaps, gloves, sturdy boots)

Swampers: long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves, sturdy shoes, safety glasses, ear protection

Everyone: A potluck side dish or dessert to share (Burgers, Brauts, and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided)

RSVP here please.

All neD-SPACE events are conducted in partnership with Wildfire Partners.

Event Site Hosts Needed

neD-SPACE is seeking Nederland property owners interested in co-hosting a wildfire mitigation event this season. If you own property in the Nederland area, are enrolled in Boulder County Wildfire Partners (or willing to enroll) and would like a no-cost head start on meeting your mitigation goals, contact the neD-SPACE team for more information.

Chainsaw Refresher Class

Description: Participants will be divided into beginner and intermediate skill level groups to review saw maintenance  and cover beginner sawyer safety and skills and intermediate sawyer skills. This is a hands-on class.

Instructors: Jaimie Carpenter and Michael Smith

Eligibility: To participate, you must have sawyer experience at a past neD-SPACE or Nederland Saws & Slaws event. RSVP via the contact form on this website.

Date & Time: Saturday June 24, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: We will gather at the Town of Nederland Town Shop off of Ridge Road (behind the County Transportation Yard).

What to Bring:

  • Chainsaw, fuel, bar oil
  • PPE (hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, chaps, gloves, sturdy boots)
  • Food and water

Successful May 27th Event

Thanks to all the volunteers who braved threatening skies to turn out Saturday and help create defensible space on four properties in St. Anton Highlands. Special thanks to Event Coordinator Jamie Carpenter and BBQ hosts Alex and Lee Wilsdon. Good work, everyone!

5/27/2017 neD-Space volunteers

neD-SPACE Mitigation Event on May 27

It’s become a tradition to hold our first mitigation event of the season in partnership with the St. Anton HOA. This year’s event is on May 27th; the goal of this event is to help homeowners in St. Antons HOA with wildfire mitigation around their homes.  All volunteers are requested to meet at the intersection of Cougar Run and Conifer (136 Cougar Run in Google Maps) at 7:45am to sign in, complete a liability waver, and go through a quick safety briefing.  Our event will run until 12 noon and then we will gather for a potluck BBQ.  This is a fantastic opportunity to get some work done that benefits the entire community and then enjoy a well-earned meal together.

The Event Coordinator is Jamie Carpenter.

Here is what you need to bring:

Sawyers: Full PPE, chainsaw, fuel mix, bar oil, and accessories

Swampers (people dragging slash): long sleeve shirt, pants, gloves, sturdy shoes, safety glasses, ear protection

Everyone: A potluck side dish or dessert to share (Burgers, Brauts, and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided)

SAWYERS:

We will have a sawyer’s meeting at 7:15am to go over the scope of the day’s cutting.

RSVP (and questions) please to nedforesthealth@ned-space.com

Rain Date: In case the weather turns out to be too inclement to cut Saturday, a rain date has been set for June 10th.

Directions to the event site can be found here.

Nederland Saws & Slaws is now Nederland Defensible Space

Nederland Saws & Slaws will embark upon the 2017 mitigation season as Nederland Defensible Space (or neD-SPACE for short). We will continue to collaborate and cooperate with our friends in Coal Creek Canyon who have incorporated as Saws & Slaws, Inc.

Nederland Defensive Space will continue to operate for the foreseeable future under the sponsorship of the Town of Nederland and in partnership with Boulder County Wildfire Partners.