Potential Flooding

Potential flooding of Cherry Creek Trail on Wed. May 22, 2019: Annual reservoir sediment flush

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct their annual sediment flush of the Cherry Creek Reservoir & Dam. As always, the released water is not expected to reach the Cherry Creek Channel until Wednesday evening, at which point the trail could experience flooding.

This year is a low-flow year, so any flooding should be minimal—operations crews anticipate that the Cherry Creek Trail will remain open but remind everyone to use extra caution if water is on the trail, and to consider using an alternate route if possible. If necessary, please use the sidewalk along Speer Blvd. Crews will be out early on Thursday morning to address any needed cleanup. Thanks for your patience!

Find full details from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HERE

Swarms Are Coming

Our beautiful neighborhood is a hotbed for swarming bees in the late Spring due to the plentiful gardens and trees. In April, May or early June, you might see a swarm take residence in a nearby tree or other temporary home.

Bees swarm when there are too many bees in the hive. The queen leaves with half of the hive bees, allowing another queen to take residence. The swarm heads for a temporary spot to rest while the scout bees seek a more permanent home, such as inside a rotted out tree.

There is nothing to fear. Bees are in a pretty docile mood when they are swarming. However, do not consider moving them, and do not spray them with anything. You don’t want to anger them, and do not want to kill these precious insects. Instead, call the Bee Swarm Hotline at 1-844-SPY-BEES and someone will come to remove the bees. They will find the lot a good home with a beekeeper, allowing them to have a better chance of making it through the next winter.

To learn more about bees and beekeeping, visit coloradobeekeepers.org or take a class at the Botanic Gardens or To Bee or Not to Bee in Littleton.

Leafdrop 2018

Drop off your leaves for free! Keep your leaves out of the landfill by composting them through the annual LeafDrop program.

WEEKDAY Drop Sites
Oct. 1 – Dec. 7 | 8 AM to 2 PM

7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & E. Jewell Ave.)

10450 Smith Rd. (Enter on Smith Rd.)

678 S. Jason St. (Enter on W. Exposition Ave.)
(All leaves brought to Havana & South Platte during the week must be in bags.)

WEEKEND Drop Sites
Saturdays and Sundays
Nov. 3 – 18 | 11 AM to 3 PM

E. 40th Ave. & Steele St.

7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & E. Jewell Ave.)

10450 Smith Rd. (Enter on Havana St

S. Vrain St. and W. Dartmouth Ave.

17th Ave. & Sheridan Blvd.

S. Vine St. & E. Iowa Ave.

Bring your Leaves in Paper Bags
Denver Recycles, Be A Smart Ash, and Ace Hardware stores are teaming up to give away FREE 5-packs of 30-gallon paper leaf bags to help Denver residents keep leaves out of the landfill! Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves; saving time and reducing plastic waste.

Composting Your Leaves this Fall is as Easy as 1-2-3
Display the leaf bag coupon at an Ace Hardware Store to get a FREE 5-pack of paper leaf bags.
Fill the paper bags with your leaves
Drop off your paper leaf bags at a LeafDrop site near you


Annual Neighborhood Party

Neighbors gathered on Friday, September 8 for an evening of delicious food and fun conversation at the annual CCHN neighbor-hood party. Thank you to Geoff and Marty Lord for hosting this wonderful event. A great time was had by all!