Tuesday, May 3, 2016

City of Aurora News

City of Aurora News

Water Conservation - Low-Water Trees
Wed, May 04, 2016
5:30 PM
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden   Map
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, Colorado 80012

Water Conservation - 303-739-7195

Get to know the low-water, drought-tolerant trees that thrive in our climate. This class will introduce you to many species and their disease and pest-resistant varieties. Learn how to properly maintain your trees year-round for optimal health.

Free Mulch Event
Sat, May 07, 2016
8:00 AM
Outside water treatment plant   Map
14201 E. Hampden Ave. Aurora, Colorado 80014

Aurora Forestry, 303-739-7177

The city of Aurora's Free Loader Days are back! You bring your pick-up truck or open trailer and we will load the mulch. 2016 Free Loader Dates are May 7, June 25, July 23, and August 27. The city's mulch pile is always open to the public, but these monthly events offer the additional service of having city staff load the mulch for you.

Most items still accepted for free at May 7 e-cycling event
Recycle your electronics May 7 at the city of Aurora’s e-cycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Facilities Recycling Drop-off Site, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.
Most electronic items will continue to be accepted for free. However, due to rising costs associated with processing cathode ray tube electronics, which contain lead, it will now cost $20 to recycle cathode ray tube televisions 22 inches and under, and $40 for cathode ray tube televisions over 22 inches. Cathode ray tube monitors remain $10 each.
A partnership with Techno Rescue is enabling the city to offer this free e-cycling for most electronics. The event is open to both Aurora residents and nonresidents.
As a reminder, electronics tossed in the trash not only cause serious environmental problems, but also are banned from landfills in Colorado. The city of Aurora’s e-cycling events are supported by Environment Aurora, a citywide effort to think green.
Other electronics recycling events for 2016 are scheduled for July 16 at Central Facilities Recycling Drop-off Site, 13464 E. Ellsworth Ave., and Oct. 29 at the Tallyn’s Reach Library parking lot.
For more information, call the city of Aurora recycling hotline at 303.739.7173 or visit www.auroragov.org/recycle.

Aurora Animal Shelter License and Vaccination Clinic
Sat, May 07, 2016
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Animal Shelter   Map
15750 E. 32nd Ave. Aurora, Colorado 80011


Protect your pet from deadly diseases. Each year, the Aurora Animal Shelter hosts quarterly pet License & Vaccination Clinics. Each clinic is held on a Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the shelter, 15750 E. 32nd Ave. In order to participate, cats must be in a carrier and dogs securely controlled on a leash. Aurora owners must also present a current pet license for their dog or cat or purchase one at the clinic.

Star K Kids
Thu, May 12, 2016
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Morrison Nature Center   Map
16002 E. Smith Rd. Aurora, Colorado 80011


Ages 5 & under can discover Aurora’s true nature through puppets, interactive activities, and discovery time on the trail. Free. Star K Kids occurs every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To register call 303.326.8650 or www.auroragov.org/recreation. Call 303.326.8445 for more information.

Bird Walk
Sat, May 14, 2016
8:30 a.m.
Ponderosa Preserve  
Aurora, Colorado


Enjoy a morning bird walk with a knowledgeable naturalist at this beautiful open space property. Free program for ages 8 and older, but please register by calling 303-326-8650 or online www.auroragov.org/recreation. For more information please call 303-326-8445.

Be Alert for Rabies!

A skunk in the Del Mar Park area tested positive for rabies on Wednesday April 27, 2016. The skunk was found in a residential neighborhood and may have exposed other people or animals.

Rabies is a fatal disease that spreads to animals and people by the bite or scratch of an infected animal. Report any contact with a skunk to Tri-County Health Department immediately at 303-220-9200.

Take these steps to protect your family and pets:
·       Do not feed, touch, or handle wild animals.
·       Be sure your animals are current on their rabies vaccination.  Immediately have your veterinarian vaccinate your dogs, cats, horses, and livestock if they are not up to date.
·       Maintain control of your pets and keep them under direct supervision.
·       Call the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office at
303-291-7227you see a sick wild animal.
·       Contact your health care provider if you are bitten or scratched by a wild animal. Also report the incident Tri-County Health Department at

April 25, 2016 – Metro Wastewater Reclamation District is pleased to report that the Pipeline Maintenance Project in western Aurora is nearing completion.

Installation activities at the final project worksite have been substantially completed with materials and equipment being removed this week from Parker Road, between I-225 and Dartmouth Avenue. To minimize traffic delays, roadway resurfacing and other site restoration will occur over the next two weekends – from 8pm on April 29th through May 1st and from 8pm on May 6th through May 8th.

  • All local intersections and exit/entrance ramps will continue to remain open.
  • RTD’s Nine Mile Station and all local neighborhoods and businesses will continue to remain accessible to vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Short-term lane shifts and partial lane closures will be posted.

All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

The Metro District is committed to completing this routine maintenance project safely, efficiently, and with minimal disturbance to local businesses, residents, and visitors. The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated.

For more information please visit www.metrowastewater.com.


Miles Graham
Pipeline Maintenance Project Team
(PAR 1250 – Interceptor Rehabilitation 2015)

Marsha W. Osborn
Neighborhood Liaison | City of Aurora
office 303.739.7402 | fax 303.739.7191