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The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents of all ages improve their quality of life by offering a website, classes, and programs, that provide unbiased, research-based information on forestry, wildfire, wildlife, mountain gardening, noxious weeds and many other issues.
Through our 4-H club, 4-H afterschool programs and school enrichment, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.

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OFFICE HOURS

Irene Shonle Director/Agent: M-Th 8:00-4:30

Heather Pearce Office Assistant: M-F 8:00-4:30

Phone: 303-582-9106

 

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Hot Topics

New fact sheet -- do you have voles or Pocket Gophers?

2015 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests

2016 Summer Classes

Home Energy Audit Loan (HEAL) Program borrow a Kill-a-watt power monitor, thermal leak detector, and flicker checker for free from our office to detect electricity waste and air leaks. 

Mountain gardening blog with Gilpin and Jeffco Master Gardeners.

 

 

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  • 4-H STEM Special Programs through summer camp- Must register: Gilpin Rec Center  303-582-1453
  • 4H Summer Explorers - Saturdays 9-noon for youth 8-18. Various topics, including BMX (help design the course!)
  • Colorado Master Gardener booth (ask your gardening questions) at Wild Bear Ecology Center in Nederland:
    June 11    10 - noon
    June 18    10 - noon
  • Colorado Master Gardener Booth at Ace Hardware in Nederland::
    June 12th    12- 3
    June 19       12-3
  • Habitat Hero Gardens for the Mountains     $ 5 Saturday, June 11   10:00am  Sponsored by Wild Bear Ecology Center (20 Lakeview Dr #107, Nederland)  Learn to create a garden designed to attract and benefit songbirds and pollinators. Please RSVP 303-582-9106
  • Pasture & Manure Management for the Mountains Sat June 11 1:30 pmcancelled due to lack of sign ups
  • Creating a Weed Plan for your Mountain Property   free   Saturday, June 18   10:00-12:00   Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)    Create your own weed control plan including things to consider, monitoring, weed ID and timing of control.  MUST RSVP by June 16 303-582-9106
  • Plants and Pollinators Walk $5 Saturday, June 18th 1:00-2:30 pm. Leave from the Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.) In honor of pollinator week, we will be taking a slow, easy wildflower stroll.  We will identify plants and discuss the different ways in which plants attract pollinators.  We will see how many different pollinators we can find on the plants.
  • Youth Mountain to Metro 4-H Adventure  June 21&22 $50  Must register, applications due June 3  Ages 10-12 – spaces going fast!
  • Weed ID & Control   free   Saturday, July 9  1:00-3:00    Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)
  • Native Plant Master Field Course East Portal July 12th, 19th, 26th.  Taught by Irene Shonle. Register here
  • Living in the Mountains Class   save-the-date: August 13th – we will cover a wide range of topics, from septic/well to evacuation/emergency preparedness and more.