Help is available to reduce the cost of wildfire mitigation work (thinning the green)
Black Forest Together has received a grant, from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, to reduce the cost of neighborhood projects that remove green vegetation to improve survivable space around homes, and reduce the chance of another extreme wildfire. Click here to learn more
Rebuilding is past the half-way point
According to the latest data from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, 266 new construction permits have been pulled to replace fire-destroyed homes. That represents 54.5% of the 488 homes lost in the June 2013 fire. Of those new homes, a total of 165 (33.8%) have been finished and approved for occupancy.
- The BFT Resource Center will be closed from December 20, 2014 through January 1, 2015.
- Lutheran Family Services Disaster Response (case management) will be closed only on December 24 and 25, 2014, and January 1, 2015.
Recovery and mitigation projects need your help!
Black Forest Discount Cards Still Available
The BFT Discount Card is a win-win way to help Black Forest families and local businesses recover together. Our families get a price break on the things they need to rebuild their homes and restore their land. And businesses – especially our local Black Forest businesses – get a valuable opportunity to showcase their products or services. Click here to see the current list of participating businesses.