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September 29, 2023

Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – Sept. 29, 2023

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Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

Register for the Marshall Fire Funding and Resource Fair to be held Oct. 7

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The Marshall Fire Moving Forward - Funding and Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Ascent Community Church, 550 S. McCaslin Blvd., Louisville. Choose from two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or noon to 2 p.m. Join Marshall ROC, the Colorado State Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), and more than 30 disaster recovery partners, funders, government agencies, municipalities, recovery navigators, and nonprofit organizations who are collaborating to present a community-wide event focused on providing the most up-to-date information on funding and all the recovery and rebuilding resources available. Learn more about the Funding and Resource Fair. and register today

State sales tax refund available for rebuilding after a declared wildfire disaster

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The Sales Use Tax Exemption Wildfire Disaster Construction Act (HB23-1240) created a refundable exemption for the state sales and use tax paid for construction and building materials used directly in rebuilding or repairing a qualified homeowner's qualified residential structure due to a declared wildfire disaster between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2022. The state has released Form DR 0992: Application for Wildfire Rebuild Exemption Certificate and updated their FAQ page regarding this refund. Learn more about the tax refund and check your availability.

August recovery navigation services report posted

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Recovery Navigators began helping property owners on July 25, 2022 who were impacted by the Marshall Fire and Straight-Line Wind Event. To keep the community in the loop about the progress of the program, monthly reports are posted on the Navigating Disaster website. The monthly reports share information including major activities & accomplishments, trends & concerns, programmatic challenges, future planning, client impact stories, and program data. View the August report.

Marshall to Maui fundraiser

Marshall to Maui T-shirt with picture of mountains and ocean

The Marshall Fire Community is reaching out to support the Maui Fire Community as we all move forward with healing and recovery. T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts are available in all sizes. Proceeds from purchases and donations will be going to support both the Marshall Fire and Maui recoveries. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center is the fiscal sponsor of Team Marshall.

Recognize the amazing response and recovery heroes by Oct. 1

Marshall ROC - Restoring Our Community

Marshall ROC (Restoring Our Community), the long-term recovery group for the Marshall Fire and Windstorm, needs your help in recognizing all of the amazing volunteers, donors, businesses, individuals, and organizations who have helped in the recovery, rebuilding, and restoring of our community. The Marshall Fire and Windstorm Disaster recovery continues to require the hard work and dedication of so many individuals and organizations. Over the last 20 months and counting, think about who has made a positive difference in your life and/or recovery and rebuilding journey. Who you think should be recognized as a "Marshall ROC Star?" Submit a nomination(s) form by Sunday, Oct. 1. There are many hearts and heroes in our community who deserve a special thank you, so please feel free to nominate multiple Marshall ROC Stars - there is no limit to the number of ROC Stars who will be honored.

Upcoming Meetings

Wildfire PartnersFriday, Sept. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton RoadWildfire Partners will lead a free, interactive discussion on topics such as non-combustible fencing options, creating or adjusting landscaping to meet fire-wise standards, and working together to create resiliency in neighborhoods with small lots and minimal setbacks between homes.Registration required

Tools and Landscaping EventSaturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Ascent Church, 550 McCaslin Blvd., Louisville

Pick up tools (first come, first serve) and learn about landscaping from experts
Northern Water will be on site to discuss their landscape templates project
Resource Central will be available for sign ups for spring 2024 “Garden in a Box”.
Experts from CO Extension, CO Tree Coalition and PLAYBoulder/Tree Trust will be onsite to discuss the best trees for your new landscaping and answer any questions about the types of trees which will be available in spring 2024
The Tree Trust volunteers will demonstrate proper tree planting by replacing some of the trees lost during the fire at Ascent Church

Disaster Strong Series: Disaster Preparedness BasicsTuesday, Oct. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.Registration required

Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open HouseNederland, Timberline and Coal Creek Canyon FPDs (South Mountain Zone)Saturday, Oct. 7, 9-11 a.m.Nederland Community Center, 750 CO-72, Nederland

Marshall Fire Moving Forward – Funding and Resource FairSaturday, Oct. 7, Session 1: 10 a.m. to noon; Session 2: noon to 2 p.m.Ascent Community Church, 550 S. McCaslin Blvd., LouisvilleFree! Register online

Disaster Preparedness for the Equine CommunitySaturday, Oct. 21, noon to 3:30 p.m.Colorado Horse Rescue 10386 N. 65th St., LongmontRegistration required

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Mental Health Resources

Recovery Navigators

List of Builders

Rebates, Discounts, and Incentives

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The latest information and resources are located on the Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery website or contact Katie Arrington, Assistant Recovery Manager for Boulder County,