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August 2, 2023

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Teens Inc. Helps Residents with Wildfire Risk Reduction

Teens Inc. and Wildfire Partners Team Up for another Summer of Need-Based Wildfire Mitigation Projects

Boulder County, Colo. - As wildfire mitigation efforts gain momentum in Boulder County, Teens Inc. and Wildfire Partners once again united to assist community members in need.

With a collective dedication of over 100 hours this summer, these groups completed mitigation measures to homes of vulnerable residents free-of-charge. Having completed 8 of 10 projects so far, their mission is to support those facing challenges in managing this demanding work.

While the risk of wildfire in Boulder County has always existed, changing climate conditions and recent fires are heightening concerns among residents about their vulnerability. Additionally, some residents find it challenging to keep up with wildfire mitigation work. Recognizing this pressing need, Teens Inc. and Wildfire Partners have collaborated annually for several years to address these issues, and this year's efforts include mitigating grasses, removing combustible debris, and installing ignition-resistant materials.

This year, our initiatives have resulted in homeowners in maintaining their home insurance, brought communities together, and supported long-time residents with completing mitigation tasks. Our goal by the end of the summer is to make a significant impact on the lives of the residents we assist while raising awareness in communities about wildfire preparedness.

About Teens Inc. and Wildfire Partners

Teens Inc. is a Nederland-based youth organization that engages youth in community initiatives, offering youth employment programs, recreational opportunities, and community engagement through projects like Teens Inc. Youth Corps, and Lincoln Hills Team Works.

Wildfire Partners is a nationally recognized Boulder County program designed to help residents prepare for wildfires. We provide technical and financial assistance to residents of the County through custom wildfire mitigation assessments, grant funding, educational programs, community events, and a free chipping program.

For more information, contact Mary Sanders, Wildfire Partners Program Specialist, at 303-441-1420 or

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