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Resilient St. Vrain: Restore & Revitalize


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Resiliencia Para Todos / Resiliency for All has completed its Report to the Community and created a video identifying the barriers to resiliency that exist in Longmont.

Please visit the main page for Resiliencia Para Todos | Resiliency for All for more information.


The concept of resilience has become popular recently, and definitions for the term vary. However, the concept incorporates the recognition that disasters or other impactful events--such as the September 2013 flooding in Longmont--will happen, and that how communities prepare for and react to those events can make a difference. The ability to react to and incorporate ways to more easily bounce back from the next time something bad happens is a critical component of resilience.

Be Prepared

Preparation for a future event, such as flooding, can include preparing and protecting people, property and the environment, as well as creating plans that can be implemented at the first sign of a disaster event.

Learn More

These organizations focus on building resilience on the local, state and national level. Follow the links below to visit their websites and learn ways to get involved or apply resilience concepts.

BoCo Strong

BoCo Strong was created with the purpose of building a culture of resilience throughout Boulder County. It formed in the wake of the 2013 flood. Its community-powered resilience network strives to be inclusive and work all across the county for continued resilience, not just after a disaster.

Resiliencia para Todos / Resiliency for All

Resiliencia para Todos / Resiliency for All (RFA) is a City of Longmont collaboration with local municipalities and BoCo Strong. The project comes in the aftermath of the 2013 flooding throughout Boulder County. RFA works to identify barriers and create a bridge between a vulnerable Latino population, community resources, and local governments. Learn about the group's work and view a timeline of its activities (PDF).

Boulder County Collaborative

The City of Longmont is the lead agency for the Boulder County Collaborative, a group of local municipal and county governments that formed in response to the 2013 floods to decide together where to strategically direct federal CDBG disaster recovery funds to best address the greatest and most pressing housing and infrastructure needs. The Collaborative created the Resilient Design Performance Standard for Infrastructure and Dependent Facilities to guide the design and implementation of recovery projects in the region. This standard leverages every capital project as an opportunity to incrementally move Boulder County toward a more resilient future.

Foothills United Way

The goal of Foothills United Way is to build a more resilient community by connecting strong resources with each other and developing a system that responds to community shocks and stressors effectively and efficiently.

St. Vrain Creek Coalition

St. Vrain Creek Coalition works to implement to the St. Vrain Creek Master Plan and pursue recovery from flood impacts, resiliency to natural hazards, and protection of the watershed.

Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group

Lefthand Watershed Oversight Group serves the community by monitoring, protecting and restoring the Left Hand Creek Watershed.

Colorado United / Colorado Resiliency & Recovery Collaborative

Colorado United is the official State of Colorado website for resiliency and recovery information and resources.

Community & Regional Resilience Institute

The goal of the Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) is to strengthen any community or region’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and rapidly recover from significant human caused or natural disaster with minimal downtime for the community. Read CARRI's report on Community Resilience.


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