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September 8, 2023

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Boulder County Funds Local Non-Profits to Increase Wildfire Mitigation Work

Funding Provided by County’s New Wildfire Mitigation Sales Tax

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County has selected the Boulder Watershed Collective and The Watershed Center as its two, local, non-profit partners to perform wildfire mitigation education and outreach and implement strategic forest and grassland management projects. Each local non-profit will receive $200,000 per year for five years to fund two, full-time positions. Funding will come from the county’s new Wildfire Mitigation Sales Tax passed by voters in 2022.

The Boulder Watershed Collective works to cultivate partnerships, promote community stewardship, and revitalize social and ecological systems within the Boulder Creek watershed and beyond. "We are excited to increase our staff capacity to provide wildfire mitigation opportunities to more communities throughout the watershed, and look forward to partnering with Boulder County and other agencies on the mitigation projects," said Maya MacHamer, Director.

The Watershed Center works to protect watersheds for people and the environment using a collaborative and science-based approach. “We are grateful to Boulder County for this opportunity for us to expand community engagement in wildfire mitigation and forge stronger partnerships for science-based and collaborative mitigation projects,” said Yana Sorokin, Executive Director.

View more information on the Wildfire Mitigation Sales Tax or Wildfire Mitigation in Boulder County, or subscribe to Wildfire Mitigation news and information. Contact Meg Halford, Boulder County Wildfire Team Forest and Grasslands Project Coordinator, at 720-564-2843 or

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