May 25, 2022 – Habitat Project at Barr Lake State Park

On May 25th, Oxy, STEAD school, Pheasants Forever and the Barr Lake team all partnered to provide protection and food for our bird friends of all varieties.  

400 feet of nesting, berries and shelter were on the agenda for planting.  First, the holes (185 of them) were dug.  Six cubic yards of compost and mulch were used to make our new plants welcome as we tucked them into the ground. Our new residents- 35 Junipers, 60 each of chokeberry and sumac bushes were planted. 

There were approximately 60 people present to do the planting -20 students and 5 adults from STEAD school, 30+ Oxy employees, the Pheasants Forever Habitat and outreach chairs, and a half dozen employees from Barr Lake.

All enjoyed the morning of connecting to each other, and to the wildlife that we are helping protect! 

Habitat Project at Barr Lake State Park

May 25 @ 8:00 am 12:00 pm

South Metro Chapter members will join again with Oxy volunteers at Barr Lake State Park for a habitat project. The May 25 event from 8 am to noon will see volunteers plant 3 long rows of approximately 120 junipers, plums, and sumacs for a windbreak.

Oxy executives and a film crew are expected to document this project, which may also attract state-level officials.

Barr Lake State Park

13401 Picadilly Rd
Brighton, CO 80023 United States
(303) 659-6005
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April 23, 2022 – Hands-on Habitat Project

In partnership with Barr Lake and Oxy, SE Metro Pheasants Forever Chapter joined the national effort for “Hands-on Habitat”. This project highlighted dry lands habitat development in Barr Lake’s Educational Plots. Previously, the primary development has been with the pollinator plot. This project planting included planting rabbit brush and prairie dropseed plants. It also included a dry land seeding of a grass mix specifically designed by the National Pheasants Forever wildlife team. The mix included Blue Stem, Indian Grass, Switchgrass as well as several other native grasses. 

Chapter Meeting – February 8, 2022

(THE MEETING DATE HAS BEEN MOVED DUE TO EXPECTED WINTER WEATHER)

Dear Members and valued supporters of South Metro Pheasants Forever:

Our next Chapter Meeting is Tuesday February 1st at 6:00PM.

Note New Location:
Sportsman’s Warehouse
18420 Cottonwood Drive
Parker, CO 80138
Our meeting space is in the back of the store in the warehouse.

Among other topics, we will be discussing education and outreach future events and of course sharing experiences this season.

Agenda:

  • Introduction and Kick-off
  • Previous meeting minutes
  • Treasurer
  • Communications
  • Habitat – Oxy
  • Education & Outreach – Ladies hunt outreach event 2/6, ISE show?
  • Banquet / fundraising
  • Other Business and Meeting close out

We greatly appreciate Joe Lopez of Sportsman’s Warehouse for his willingness to host our in-person monthly meetings.

Thank you,
David King
President