LEAF was born in June 1998 out of concern about the pace
of development in Louisville.
Last Modified On: March 30,
1998 by Anil
Hosted by Boulder Community
LEAF's mission statement is still in the incubator.
- November '98 issue of The Leaflet
- Relocation of prairie dogs.
- Establishing a Louisville Citizens' Task Force to aid in the
management of open space and address wildlife issues.
The group usually meets on the second Thursday of each month at the old church
building at the intersection of Pine St. and Grant Ave. Meetings often
feature an invited speaker who serves to educated both LEAF members and
the entire community of specific environmental issues. Please contact
a LEAF member for more information about the next speaker.
Next meeting : Tuesday March 30th.
An important issue that needs support is the Open Space Advisory Board
proposal that we will present to the City Council Work Session on
Tuesday, April 13th.
The Steering Committee is LEAF's governing structure. The committee has four
members who serve staggered, four-month terms, with two new replacements every
two months. This committee plans, runs and advertises the monthly LEAF
meetings. They serve as contacts for the group and take care of the details
that need attention in keeping LEAF alive and working.
Contact: Chip Heldman
Membership is open to the general public. Dues are based entirely
on a voluntary annual donation of $20. LEAF currently has about
40 members. If you wish to become a member contact the Steering
Committee or just come to a meeting.
Political Action Committee
The committee encourages the citizens of Louisville to become actively
involved in local politics, attend city council and ward meetings.
The committee also serves as a watchdog, tracking
political issues that are relevant to Louisville's environment and
scrutinizing development. Another part of this committee's focus is bringing
up important issues that the city is ignoring or not even recognizing. We then
urge city officials to take effective, positive action.
Contact: Jay Berger
Open Space Inventory Committee
The committee has begun a plant and wildlife survey of open space
properties owned or co-owned by the city of Louisville. The committee is also
mapping the ecosystems which occur on these lands. In addition, we are
surveying wildlife which currently inhabits as-yet-undeveloped,
(predeveloped?) privately owned land in town.
Contact: Jim Cummings