Below is a list of some East Troublesome Fire resources, opportunities, and information that you may or may not be aware of….
Grand County Office of Emergency Management OEM) has revamped their www.gcemergency.com
website with new buttons, links, and features. It is definitely worth a visit.
2) Flood Ready Guides:
OEM has also recently created a new “Flood Ready”
guide that provides all kinds of handy info on potential for flooding after wildfire.This guide can be found at www.co.grand.co.us/floodready
3) EWP Watershed Recovery
: Grand County, Northern Water, the Middle Park Conservation District, Three Lakes Watershed Association, Colorado River District, and the USDA-NRCS are all working collaboratively on watershed recovery and restoration. The Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) has been approved by the National Headquarters of the USDA-NRCS, and prioritization/planning of projects to be done is currently underway. For more information on that program, visit www.GCwatershedrecovery.com
. If there is a planned project that would impact or involve your property, someone from Grand County or Northern Water will reach out to you. Grand County also has its own Watershed Recovery page that can be found at www.co.grand.co.us/1355/Fire-and-Watershed-Recovery.
5) Grand County Wildfire Council
: The Grand County Wildfire Council is currently working very diligently to acquire additional grant funds for both post-fire recovery and pre-fire mitigation. Furthermore, they have already scheduled their annual FREE Community Chipping Days, funded by the Grand Foundation, for this summer. Check out their website at www.bewildfireready.org
6) CoCoRaHS Rain Gauges:
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is offering a free rain gauge to anyone living in or near a recently affected wildfire area. There are no requirements, commitments or contracts; however, volunteers are asked to do their best to report their 24-hour precipitation amount each day. Learn more about CoCoRaHS here