Waldo Canyon Regional Recovery Group The Waldo Canyon Regional Recovery Group meetings are at 2 p.m. at the Citizens Service Center, Room 1020, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods.Next meeting is October 6.
Ute Pass MeetingUte Pass Flash Flood informational meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Ute Pass Elementary School, 9230 Chipita Park Road in Chipita Park.
CDOT Adding New Communications Tools for U.S. 24The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has developed new methods to help ensure the public is informed about road conditions and protocols for U.S. 24 on Ute Pass – primarily when flooding is possible but also when there are other impacts to travel. Read News Release Here.
After the Waldo Canyon Fire it was evident there would be many challenges for recovering that would last for at least the next 10 years. Since the tragedy effected so many communities and organizations within El Paso County, it was determined there was a need for an ongoing meeting to provide a place that all of the members could communicate needs, recovery efforts, grant opportunities, lessons learned, etc. By acting together as a group it is easier to ensure that no one was wasting time by duplicating efforts, but also empowered the region when reaching out to the State and the Federal governments with one combined voice.
Co-Chair: Sallie Clark, El Paso County CommissionerCo-Chair: Bret Waters, Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Managment
Members of the group include representatives from the following agencies and organizations:
• El Paso County: Budget, Office of Emergency Management, Public Service Department, Grants & Public Information Office• City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, Fire Department & Public Services Department• Manitou Springs Administration, Chief of Police & Fire Department• Colorado Department of Transportation• Colorado Springs Utilities• Coalition For the Upper South Platte• RMFI: Rocky Mountain Field Institute• US Air Force Academy• Flying W Ranch• El Pomar Foundation• Glen Eyrie• State of Colorado Office of Emergency Management • Colorado State Univ. Cooperative Extension• U.S. Forest Service• NRCS: Natural Rescources Conservation Service• Cascade Fire Department• Green Mountain Falls / Chipita Park Fire Department• National Forest Foundation• U.S. Senator Udall’s Office• U.S. Senator Bennet’s Office• U.S. Congressman Lamborn’s Office
The Waldo Canyon Regional Recovery Group meets once a month.
Grants and Funding awarded to local organizations and local governments for Waldo Canyon Fire recovery expenses.PDF Document, Nov. 2014
WARSSSThe Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply Study presented by Dr. David L. Rosgen of Wildlan Hydrology. WARSSS will predict how water, sediment, and debris will move along and off the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar.
Coalition For the Upper South Platte is coordinating volunteer efforts through the website waldofire.org.
To volunteer with CUSP for post-fire mitigation projects, you can register here: http://waldofire.org/Volunteer.
Donate to Pikes Peak Community FoundationIn the wake of flooding generated by runoff from the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar, the Manitou Springs community has established the Manitou Emergency and Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Click Here to Donate Online and for more information.
The Waldo Canyon Fire has dramatically increased the probability of flash flooding in Ute Pass, Manitou Springs and portions of Colorado Springs. Home owners along drainages coming off the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar need to take precautions to protect your family and property from the expected flash flooding.
Flash Flooding Information
United Policyholders (Advocacy group for insurance policy holders): firstname.lastname@example.org www.uphelp.orgGet Flood InsuranceNational Flood Insurance ProgramFloodSmart.gov
Housing & Buisness InformationA list of resources is available on the Disaster Assistance Organizations page.
Quick Guide to ResourcesPDF Document for Partnering Agencies that are offering assistance.