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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 next speaker will be a Master Gardener speaking about CO Landscape Basics-Waterwise Gardening
Gardening in Colorado can be different than in other places. Learn the in’s and out’s of waterwise gardening in our arid climate from a CSU Denver Extension Master Gardener. From pollinator-friendly flowers to native trees and shrubs, we’ll also introduce some planting possibilities to help you have a successful waterwise garden in Denver.
Do you have a prickly garden problem? If you do, be sure to include a question for our Master Gardener when you register.
Date: Wednesday, April 21st
Time: 6:30 PM
Click here to register.
Save the Date for our next talk:
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
• Sign up for updates on both!
Click here to view the recorded meeting.
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.
Finally, Spring is here! Lots of us have been vaccinated and we are all looking forward to a more normal summer. In the meantime, we are being cautious and avoiding gatherings. Our Driving Park HD Virtual Speaker Series got off to a great start in February with two representatives from Denver Water. We learned about the details of Denver Water's Lead Reduction Program. We have links to their presentation and a recording of the meeting above.
The spring planting season is just around the corner and the speaker we have scheduled for our April session is a Master Gardener who will give us some pointers for 2021 gardening success. Hope you can attend. Be sure to register by clicking here.
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