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FENCE commends the community for their tireless work

From rain to snow to ice, Mother Nature has had a significant impact on the surrounding communities in the past few months. Although far from the worst, the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center has taken a beating from the recent significant weather events. As with much of the neighboring areas, FENCE had major damages to the property in the form of fallen trees, debris and a collapsed barn.

Since FENCE is a community greenspace, it is of the utmost importance that the property is safe and accessible to the public. FENCE stands on 384 acres of land to tend to and has a small staff which makes dealing with considerable damage a very time consuming effort. Luckily, we live in a very giving and caring community.

FENCE wishes to thank all of the individuals who have worked so diligently on storm damage. Without the help of these individuals it would have taken much more time for the FENCE property to be back up to Par. Thank you to Chuck Hearon and Don Dicey, who have been dedicating many hours to volunteer on the trails; Mike Rigney and Anne Swift with FETA getting volunteers together. They have done a tremendous job of getting the equestrian and hiking trails passable; the Chinquapin Farm staff who have worked hard clearing heavy debris. These crews have tackled the property clean up.

Another big thank you is owed to Joey and Roy, the maintenance staff at FENCE. They have been able to accomplish an incredible number of tasks all around the FENCE property. 

FENCE wishes to thank all of its visitors, volunteers, and staff for their support, kindness, and commitment.

– Submitted by Tracie Hanson