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Neighborhood Watch Alert!!!
Our neighborhood block communicator was contacted this week by Denver Police as part of our Neighborhood Watch Program. Our neighborhood was contacted directly because these break-ins occurred in homes located within a few blocks of DPHD.
There have been reports of recent break-ins in DPD District 3. Suspects entered homes through unlocked Doggie Doors. Please remind neighbors to close and lock Doggie Doors at night and when leaving their home. If you see neighbors in your community walking their dog please alert them to this safety precaution as well.
Driving Park HD Virtual Speaker Program
At our 2020 Annual Community Meeting we polled our attendees to determine their level of interest in various virtual activities. Over half of the neighbors who attended the meeting said they were interested in hearing from speakers about a variety of subjects. To respond to this interest we have created the DPHD Virtual Speaker Program. Our February program featured two speakers from Denver Water who explained the Denver Water Lead Reduction Program.
Save the Date for our future talks:
April 21st: Denver Master Gardener
June 15th: Patrick LaPhilliph | Denver Forestry Inspector, Office of the City Forester
Denver Water Lead Reduction Program
On Wednesday, February 17th, we hosted the first Zoom session of our Virtual Speaker Program. Our speakers, Jeannine Shaw and Julieta Quiñonez from Denver Water provided an excellent overview of the five elements of Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program. Below you will find the slide deck from their presentation.
• Lead Reduction Program website : denverwater.org/Lead
• Denver Water newsroom: denverwater.org/TAP
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DPHD January 2021 Board Meeting
In keeping with the COVID safety requirements we met virtually on Wednesday January 13, 2021. We spent the greater part of the meeting discussion the results from the Activity, Virtual Activity and Post Covid Activity Polls. There was interest in many of our ideas and we have taken action on some of them. If you indicated interest in the Food Drive or Neighborhood Watch, you have already received emails from us.
A number of our neighbors were interested in participating in virtual activities. We will be starting a virtual book club; those of you with interest will be receiving an email from our volunteer organizer, Tina Vessels. If you were not at the meeting and would like to participate, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of you were also interested in having occasional virtual speakers. Our plan is to host a different speaker on the 3rd Wednesday of every other month starting in February. We have scheduled our first speaker from Denver Water for Wednesday February 17. We will be posting the details for this meeting very soon so check back often.
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Learn about the history of Driving Park Historic District
We recently acquired a downloadable version of the application to designate Driving Park as a Historic District. It provides a detailed history of our neighborhood and its historic characteristics. If you are curious about the history of your home, this document will be of interest to you.
Click here to learn more about the history of our neighborhood.
I hope everyone in our neighborhood has been safe and healthy during the crazy events of the past three to four months. I know people are getting out because I see so many of you walking and biking as enjoy my "wandering workouts."
Like many organizations and groups of friends, we have decided that for the safety of all our neighbors, our 2020 Annual Community Meeting will be a virtual meeting. We are looking forward a time in the future when we can get together in person but for now, we will have to enjoy getting together from the comfort of our own homes. We are aware that not everyone is comfortable connecting via a virtual environment. For those who are not familiar with Zoom, our virtual meeting platform, we are offering some practice session and we have created a "getting started" document that you can download to help prepare to attend the meeting. All the information you need can be found on our 2020 Annual Meeting page which you can access by clicking the button below.
We hope all our neighbors will be able to attend our virtual meeting on Wednesday, October 21st.