Broomfield Open Space Foundation

Spring Preschool Nature Walks Are Right Around the Corner

These Wednesday morning walks start up again in April and are designed especially for preschoolers and their guardians. Take a walk with naturalists through Broomfield’s open space areas. Learn about the animal and plant life in your own backyard. Explore the area and have fun! No registration is required for this free program. See current program information.

See a map of meeting locations

Come join the fun!!

Avian Flu in the City and County of Broomfield

The Broomfield Open Space staff is working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to take appropriate measures to keep our community and other wildlife safe.
While the human health risks from Avian Flu are low according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CPW recommends that people do not touch dead or diseased wild birds and do not let your pets near them or their droppings.
For more information on Avian Flu and to report dead or diseased birds, please visit here

Have you seen this logo around Broomfield?


·     Look for it on interpretive signs, such as the one at Shep’s Crossing. 
·     See it on Open Space information kiosks such as the one at McKay Lake.
·     You will see this name on the signs at Metzger Farm Open Space informing you about the farm’s history and wildlife.
·     You will see this name at the Fishing Derby where BOSF helps provide a very positive fishing experience for Broomfield’s youngsters.
·     You will find this name at Broomfield Days, informing newcomers of Broomfield’s trails and wildlife.
·     You will hear this name when you Zoom in to listen to the Open Space Speakers Series this Fall.
 
The Broomfield Open Space Foundation is able to help cover the cost of these informative signs, fishing supplies, and speakers because of generous donations from you who use Broomfield’s Open Space; you who recognize the importance of saving our Open Space.
 
Please consider supporting our organization that promotes, protects, and enhances Broomfield’s Open Spaces, making Broomfield a better place to live.

Click HERE to go to our donation page.
 
Karen Steele, President
Broomfield Open Space Foundation

Congratulations to Karen Steele on her Volunteer of the Year Award!

Congressman Joe Neguse presenting the Volunteer of the Year Award to Karen Steele
In November, Karen Steele was recognized by Congressman Joe Neguse and received the Volunteer of the Year award. This award is given to an individual who has made an impact in their community. Karen exhibits that with her hours of service to Broomfield FISH, Broomfield Open Space Foundation, Broomfield Nature Programs and Broomfield VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).


Kristan Pritz, Director of Open Space and Trails, nominated Karen for this honor. In her letter, Kristan stated, ”Karen is a master at building a positive team spirit. She brings wisdom, leadership, and fun to volunteering. Other volunteers enjoy serving with Ms. Steele. Her heartfelt concern for Broomfield instills a desire in other volunteers to give their best.” Congratulations Karen

“The W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Story” with Shelley Coldiron

“The W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Story” with Shelley Coldiron Shelley Coldiron has been the Executive Director of W.O.L.F. Sanctuary since July 2012. She has served on the W.O.L.F. Board of Directors since late 2011. The Sanctuary’s mission is to improve the quality of life for wolves and wolf dogs through: 1) saving captive-born wolves and wolf dogs in need to find placement for them at a sanctuary; 2) providing a lifelong home at W.O.L.F. in a natural habitat that considers each animal’s needs; and 3) providing the public with education about the plight of captive-born wolves and wolf dogs to foster greater understanding about their value. Dr. Coldiron will share information about the exciting work going on at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary and their current efforts to relocate the organization to the Red Feathers Lake area before the end of the year. At the new location, the organization will be open to the public with state-of-the-art facilities. This is an online event.  


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Open Space, Parks, Recreation and Trails (OSPRT) Plan Refresh

The City and County of Broomfield (CCOB) is using a combination of focus group discussions, community events, a survey, and conversations with diverse populations to elicit feedback on the OSPRT Plan Refresh. The Open Space & Trails Advisory Committee and Parks, Recreation & Senior Services Advisory Committee will hold a joint meeting on October 27 at 6 p.m. at the Broomfield Community Center to discuss topics such as the status of completing missing links for the trail system and progress on the goal to have 40% of Broomfield’s planning area dedicated to public or private open space and/or parks.

Follow this project and submit comments or questions here!