Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection
P.O. Box 421
La Veta, CO 81055
(432) 238-1157
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SPAWP Summer Community Education and Training Schedule

Sept.10: Fall Slash Pile event (partnering with USFS) 8am-2pm

Hosts: Craig Yenzer
Location: USFS slashpile on Panadero

Aug.27: Collaborative Efforts in the Community to Address Wildfire Risk

Come learn about the ongoing mitigation efforts underway by federal, state, and local government agencies, local fire departments, and regional non-profits. Short presentations by the speakers will be followed by a questions and answers session, as well as time to interact with representatives of the partners in mitigation. We want to hear from you!

When: Saturday, August 27, 10am-12noon
Where: Cuchara Community Center
16500 State Hwy 12 in Cuchara Village
Zoom Link: bit.ly/SPAWP_Aug27 Passcode: 380971

Guest Speakers:
      • US Forest Service, Destiny Chapman, Dennis Page
      • Colorado State Forest Service, Paul Branson, Jared Fleming
      • Natural Resource Conservation Service, Sammie Molinaro
      • Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection, Craig Yenzer
      • Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative, Carrie Adair
      • Huerfano County Office of Emergency Services, Jordan Barela
      • Purgatoire Watershed Partnership, Julie Knudson
      • Local Fire Protection Districts
            º La Veta FPD, Ron Jameson (Fire chief)
            º Stonewall FPD, John Jenkins (Fire chief)
            º Spanish Peaks and Bon Carbo FPD, Wyatt Lisonbee (Director)

Aug.20: Potential Fire Behavior in your area – and ways to Mitigate for it” #7 Las Animas County

Event with Las Animas County
Presenter/Special Guests: Paul Minow
Hosts:
      • Las Animas Community Lead: Wendy Lu McGill, Fire Chief Wyatt Lisonbee
      • SPAWP: Dawn Lervik
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Intended audience: Las Animas community

Aug 6: Tools of the Trade#3

Partnering with ARWC www.arkcollaborative.org
Presenter/Special Guests: David Steffan
Hosts:
      • ARWC Community leads: Margaret Strozyk (ARWC), Steven Douglas
      • CSFS: Paul Branson
      • SPAWP: Dawn Lervik
Location: Morning classroom at Beulah Fire Station #1 (8675 Central Ave, Beulah, CO and afternoon field demo at Pueblo Mountain park (group will caravan to the park around 12:30 after a short lunch)
Lunch: Bring your own; water and basic snacks will be provided
Time: 9am to 3pm
Intended audience: Beulah, Rye, San Isabelle (other ARWC communities)

Aug 6: Cuchara Village Dog Days Celebration

SPAWP Table with pamphlets and discussion opportunities
      • Hosts/SPAWP: Cody Siebert

July 30: Event Cancelled/Rescheduling discussions underway

July 23: Potential Fire Behavior in your area - and ways to Mitigate for it” #4

Partnering with ARWC www.arkcollaborative.org
Presenter/Special Guests: Paul Minow
Hosts:
      • Community leads: Margaret Strozyk (ARWC), Patty Knupp (USDA) and Lana Pearson (USDA)
      • CSFS: Paul Branson
      • SPAWP: Dawn Lervik
Location: Colorado City Greenhorn Valley Library
Time: 10:30-12:30
Intended audience: Beulah, Rye, San Isabelle (other ARWC communities)

July 16: Tools of the Trade # - Las Animas County

Presenters: David Steffan
Las Animas Community Lead: Wendy Lu McGill, Fire Chief Wyatt Lisonbee
Location: Agular Fire Station; after lunch, the class will travel to a field location a mile away
Time: 9am -2pm
Lunch: hot dogs and chips and water (provided)
Intended audience: Las Animas communities

July 16: Navajo Ranch POA party/meeting in LaVeta park

SPAWP Table with info and Q&A Opportunity with retired BLM expert Paul Minow
      • SPAWP: Sherri Jones
Location: La Veta Park
Time: 1-3pm for Q&A
Intended audience: Navajo Ranch POA; public also welcome to stop by for Q&A