Wildfire Mitigation and Open Space Concerns 5-10-21

“Attention all Timbers and High Prairie Farms HOA contacts:

The attached document contains important information regarding Metro District Open Space. Please post or distribute the attached information to your residents.”

Wildfire Mitigation and Open Space Concerns 5-10-21

The Metro District is continuing to conduct wildfire mitigation operations in District Open Space that include removing dead and dying trees, removing overgrown brush and mowing operations. One of the biggest challenges to managing these areas recently has been homeowners interfering with contractors performing these operations even though they are guided by the fire department, County Wildfire Managers and arborists. It is important to understand that no trees are removed unnecessarily and those that are removed are on District Open Space, NOT on private property. Please make the effort to know your property boundaries.

Despite multiple pleas, a recurring challenge for the District property manager has been trail users not picking up after their dogs or leaving bags of dog waste along the trail. By now all trail users should know, it’s the responsibility of pet owners to pick up after their pets, not the property manager. The District has installed numerous pet waste stations at convenient locations along all trails throughout the District for your convenience.

Finally, the District would like to remind all homeowners whose property abuts Open Space not to throw their yard debris or tree trimmings into Open Space. This illegal dumping is not only an eyesore and a violation of local covenants, it also constitutes a fire risk. We live in a relatively small community and so we must all do our part to reduce fire danger while maintaining the appearance of our unique neighborhood.