Elk Meadow Dog Off-leash Area Meeting Schedule

Fans of the Jeffco Open Space Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) are facing changes in their favorite park. The January 11th edition of the Canyon Courier has reported that there will be three public meetings scheduled to discuss the situation.

First meeting, Thursday January 19th at the Buchanan Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. 8 PM. This will include a briefing on the challenges facing the dog park (stream water quality, excessive dog waste, loss of vegetation, stream embankment damage, pedestrian and dog safety), followed by a brainstorming session between DOLA users, residents and Jeffco Open Space staff.

Second meeting, Thursday February 9th, presumably also at the Buchanan Rec Center, 8 PM. At this meeting, DOLA users, residents and Jeffco Open Space staff will categorize potential solutions and narrow down the options.

Third meeting, Thursday February 23rd, presumably also at the Buchanan Rec Center, 8 PM. At this meeting, Jeffco Open Space staff will present the solutions and an action plan for the DOLA.

If you are a DOLA user, a fan of the park, or simply have an interest in what will happen to the DOLA in upcoming months, plan to attend one or all of these meetings.

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Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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