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January 2, 2024
“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.”
"Usted no es un Atlas cargando al mundo en su hombro. Es bueno recordar que el planeta lo está cargando a usted."
― Dr. Vandana Shiva
Become a Coyote Crew Volunteer!
Broomfield Community Center,
280 Spader Way
(required RSVP below)
Open Space and Trails is currently looking for new Coyote Crew volunteers! The Coyote Crew is a volunteer team that educates the community about best practices for coyote coexistence on an as-needed basis. Volunteers host educational tables or canvass with materials on coyote coexistence best practices in neighborhoods/open spaces where coyotes are active. Volunteers must complete training in the spring to review commonly asked questions and the logistics of the program.
Please fill out the google form below if you are interested in becoming a Coyote Crew volunteer! For additional questions please email@example.com.
Do you admire the many open spaces and trails throughout Broomfield? Help keep these places thriving by applying to serve on the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee, which is currently seeking six new members including two youth members. For more information on all boards and commissions openings and to apply by Jan. 31, visit Broomfield.org/BandC.
Avian flu can spike throughout the winter months. If you suspect avian flu in your area and want to report a dead or diseased bird, please contact police non-emergency at 303-438-6400 to notify Animal Services. For more information go to Broomfield.org/AvianFlu.
Winter Bike to Work Day- Mark the Calendar!
Even though there’s no cure for “frost bike,” bundle up and pedal to a coffee or breakfast station for Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024! All riders who sign up will be entered into a drawing from DRCOG to win cool prizes, like the grand prize, a pair of Shokz OpenRun Headphones! Pledge to ride to the office or anywhere else at BikeToWorkDay.co.
Main Street Underpass
Along with improvement plans related to the Broomfield Town Square Project, a new pedestrian underpass will be constructed between 2nd and 3rd Avenue on Main Street. The drainage way in this area is being expanded and improved, which has provided an opportunity for an enhanced underpass to be constructed that will accommodate both the drainageway and a pedestrian pathway. This will replace the at-grade crosswalk and user-activated flashing lights that are currently in place. This underpass will provide a key connection to the Broomfield Town Square and the Southeast Community Loop Trail. Construction of the underpass is slated tentatively to begin in early 2025.
Do you have Voles in your Yard?
Snow is a prime habitat for voles. Voles burrow under the snow looking for food which can create “runways” in yards. For more information on voles, including deterrence methods, check out this article written by the Broomfield Wildlife Masters.
Broomfield Trails: Great Year Round!
Are the shorter days getting you down? Beat the winter blues by soaking in some sunlight on the trails! Studies show that sun exposure even for a few minutes can boost your mood and improve sleep quality. Many of the Broomfield trails receive lots of sunshine, making them frequently clear of ice and snow throughout the winter, even within days of a winter storm. Not sure where to go? Check out the Broomfield Trail map and other trail information on the Broomfield Open Space and trails website. And be sure to check out Open Space and Trails Top 10 Active Outdoor Ideas: Winter Edition for additional ideas on activities for winter fun!
Become an Eagle Watch Volunteer
Open Space and Trails is looking for Eagle Watch volunteers to help monitor the development of Bald Eagles nesting throughout the community. If you are interested please contact Open Space and Trails via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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January Nature Question:
How many distinct sounds are coyotes known to use for communication?