Speaker Series, 2023

The Glacier View Meadows Ecology Team announces its Speaker Series for the 2023 season, and it’s got something for everyone.

Second Tuesdays of each month, April through October

Glacier View Meadows Community Room at Gate 8

7:00 to 8:00+ pm

April 11: The Trails of Larimer County

May 9: Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed–after the Cameron Peak Fire.

June 13: Weed and Cheatgrass Identification and Management.

Saturday, June 17: Weed Management Field Day.

July 11: Neighborhood Wildlife.

August 8: Well Water Quality.

September 16: Red Feather Water–Past, Present, and Future.

October 10: Animal Behavior.

Details? Take a look at full descriptions at GVMEcology.com!

GVM on YouTube

Visitors to the GVM Ecology website are greeted on our Home Page with a video of our mountain neighborhood. Inheriting the opportunity to serve as the Webmaster has been an invitation for me to explore more deeply all the stories that have been shared over the years.

What I’ve discovered is a treasure trove of past videos, including views of our area and recordings of presentations over the years from our Speaker Series.

Want to hear the presentation about bird life in our neighborhood? Check it out!

Wondering what our weed management program is, and why it’s so important? Here’s Casey Cisneros, from Larimer County Department of Natural Resources.

You can explore the trail system near Glacier View Meadows, too.

While we’re enjoying the darker days and evenings of late spring, it’s a great time to explore the area from the comfort of your fireside.

The Blog is Back.

A Blog is a series of stories and pictures that are regularly added to with new items. Think of a personal journal, where you periodically jot down or make notes to a book that continues to grow.

A website contains information that only occasionally changes, but only with changing conditions, purposes, readership. Mostly, a website is like a place a reader turns to for information about a person, a place, or a service.

GVMEcology.com began its life as a blog. Quite a few people contributed to it on an ongoing basis, some regularly, some occasionally. We look back through the records and find active conversations between members of the community.

Somewhere along the line what began as a blog for GVM Ecology was converted to a static website, maintained by a single editor who wrote content that remained in place. Year after year.

The blog definition disappeared in the ethers.

Inheriting the responsibilities of Volunteer Webmaster for the Ecology Team, the present editor uncovered the files for the past blog entries, now hidden from view. Examining them, I saw the most recent blog post was in 2017.It’s not that the Ecology Team hasn’t existed since then. It’s a reflection of what happens with web maintenance in a volunteer organization with evolving membership.

Useful as a website is, we also need a place to keep up with all we’re doing as an Ecology Team.

So now we have both–a website, and a blog.

Update on Collecting Rainwater in GVM

House Bill 16-1005, effective August 10, 2016, allows precipitation to be collected from the rooftop of certain residential properties.

GVM residences that are a single family house on an exempt household-use only well can use rain barrels as allowed under HB16-1005. There is a limit of two rain barrels with a combined storage capacity not to exceed 110 gal. The water must be collected from the roof of the building that is used primarily as the residence and may be used for outdoor uses, such as lawn and garden irrigation, on the property where the water was collected. The water cannot be used for drinking water or indoor household purposes.

Click here for the Rainwater Collection page from the CO Division of Water Resources

Click here for the Best Practices in Residential Rain Barrels from CO Dept of Public Health and Environment

Click here for a Rainbarrel Fact Sheet from CSU

Click here for a Rainwater Collection Information Table from the Colorado Department of Water Resources