Learning about Gill Lice

Salmincola, or Gill Lice, can be found on fish in most ponds in Colorado.  It is impossible to eliminate without draining the pond and letting it dry out for a few months, or frequent and repeating expensive chemical treatments.  However, it can then be reintroduced easily on the feet of birds or fur of wildlife animals that have recently visited other ponds in the surrounding area that contain this parasite.  Higher water temperatures and low water flow have also been found to increase parasite populations.  Fish caught that show signs of Gill Lice are perfectly fine to cook and eat, it is not recommended to eat the head.  To learn more, go to the Salmincoloa in Colorado publication, written by Carolyn Gunn, Aquatic Veterinarian.

April 4, 2018 Association Meeting

The Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in the basement of the Association Building located at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey.  We will discuss our bathroom remodel progress, Firewise kickoff, and grant partnerships to “Save Our Pond.”  Membership Counts!  If you have not yet paid for your 2018 ECHPOA membership, please do so today!  We need your support!  For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620, or CUNColorado@aol.com.

March 31st Firewise Reminder

Anyone owning property within the Elk Creek Highlands / Meadows subdivisions should attend “The Black Forest Fire and it’s Aftermath” presentation which will cover valuable lessons learned!  Please check in with any ECHPOA Board Member you see there, so that your attendance will be counted towards the hours needed this year to again be recognized as a Firewise community!  Thank you for your participation!

Saturday, March 31st from 2pm to 4pm, Platte Canyon Fire Protection District – Station 2 next to Delwood Square.

For more information, go to article posted below on February 14th or click on link:
https://echpoa.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/march-31st-firewise-community-meeting-2-to-4-pm/

Meet and Greets 1st Weekend in March

Park County Sheriff Candidate Tom McGraw 
and Park County Assessor Dave Wissel

Saturday, March 3rd – 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Harris Park Community Center

Saturday, March 3rd – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Shepherd of the Rockies Lutheran Church

Sunday, March 4, VFW breakfast in Shawnee

Sunday, March 4th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Indian Mountain Community Center