June 3rd & 4th, 2017

9am to 1pm

In partnership with the

National Forest Service,

the range will be closed on

Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th.

Please join us to help clean up the range!!

 This is the first step in creating a safe area for all to enjoy.  Any help is much appreciated!  Trash bags provided, please bring gloves.

Shoot me an email if you have questions:

Joe Samu jsamusk2@msn.com

June 7, 2017 Association Meeting

The Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, in the Association Building located at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  We will discuss the success of our Firewise Community Work Day held in May and begin planning our next work day.  Jeff Ravage, Coalition for the Upper South Platte, will present the results of our wetland assessment and possibility of beaver reintroduction on community property.  The summary of our After Action Review from the Platte Canyon Fire Evacuation Drill held on May 20 will be available.  For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

A Very Successful Firewise Community Work Day!

ECHPOA received the official signs for achieving Recognized Firewise Community status for 2016 and were posted during our Firewise Community Work Day on May 13th.  Many thanks to the 13 volunteers who showed up on such a beautiful day with the tools and the willingness to help mitigate 3 properties for 5 hours!  We are now well on our way to achieving our goals set for 2017 and becoming recognized again this year!  To see more pictures, go to the Firewise page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.  To learn more about how to become Firewise, click on the Firewise menu option above.  We hope to see many more property owners at our next Firewise Community Work Day, date to be determined later.

Time to be Bear Aware

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is warning residents to take precautions now that the black bears have emerged from their winter dens.  Residents can help keep bears wild and reduce human-bear conflicts by eliminating the availability of human food such as pet food, bird feeders, and garbage cans.  Bears can smell food odors from miles away and will go into areas where human food is easy to obtain.  It is best when bears obtain their food in the wild, and will likely spend more time in the wilderness and away from homes if residents remove human food sources.  To read the article published on April 26, 2017 by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and to learn how to minimize items that attract bears, go to Time to be Bear Aware.

New Fish!

On Monday, May 8th, Liley Fisheries delivered new Rainbow Trout, Yellow Trout and Fathead Minnows that are used to feed the trout during the winter months.  The money ECHPOA receives from membership fishing permits is used to purchase these fish.  Please visibly display the current year’s fishing badge while fishing.  This helps the community members to try and determine from a distance who might be fishing without paying.

Be sure to stop by the pond, spend a quarter to feed the fish from the dock, and enjoy watching them jump!  Remember that using the fish food to catch fish (chumming) is NOT allowed.  Do NOT feed the fish where someone is fishing.

Many thanks to Tim Bradley for taking and submitting this picture!  To see more pictures, go to the Fishing Pond page under the Photo Gallery menu option above.  For tips on releasing fish with the best chance of survival, go to the Releasing Fish Tips page under the Fishing Pond menu option above.

PLEASE NOTE:  You must be an ECHPOA member to use any of the 18-20 acres of community property.  This includes the association building, fishing pond, dock, picnic tables, fire pit, horse corral, pasture, streams, wet lands, and beaver ponds areas.  You also must pay for, and visibly display, fishing badges if you want to fish.  To learn how to become a member and obtain fishing badges go to the ECHPOA Brochure link at the bottom of the Contact Us page.  The Fishing Regulations can be found under the Fishing Pond menu option above.