Genesee is a residential community that has it all. Tucked away along the I-70 corridor across from Lookout Mountain, Genesee is a very special place of natural beauty and serenity, and has won many awards for stewardship of native ecology and wildfire mitigation. It boasts the best of mountain living, providing easy access to metro Denver to the east and world-class ski areas to the west.
Genesee's 883 homes have been sensitively and sensibly constructed on 2,000 acres of spectacular mountain property. Superb planning has allowed the area to develop a series of small neighborhoods that maintain a sense of community as well as privacy. Situated at over 7,500 ft. above sea level, most homes boast panoramic vistas of either downtown Denver or the majestic Mt. Evans and Continental Divide or both! Genesee is a covenant-protected community where the developed environment coexists in harmony with the area's natural setting, including the abundant native inhabitants such as deer, wild turkeys, and elk. With 1,200 acres of dedicated open space over which meander 12 miles of maintained hiking trails, Genesee offers residents the opportunity to experience the great outdoors within an easy walk from their door.
Despite an unusually dry climate this year in Colorado and much of the nation, our beautiful Genesee community was very fortunate in 2018 to have escaped with any fire incidents Still, the risk of wildland fires is ever present, and we must remain diligent and prepared. Despite all of our mitigation efforts, there are uncontrollable acts of God, such as strong winds that dry out the landscape. The fires in California that sparked in November, and the speed with which they spread, remind us all of the importance to remain aware, and be proactive through household planning and working together.
September happens to be National Preparedness Month. Right around the corner, National Fire Prevention Week starts October 7 and ends October 13th. This year's wildland fire season, especially in California, once again reminds us of the value in being proactive.
Over the years, the Genesee Ecosystem Management Committee (GEM) has informed homeowners of the dangers of Dwarf Mistletoe. An extensive identification and culling campaign in the open space areas has been successful. However, infection rates continue to rise on private property and isolated infestations continue to be identified on Open Space
On November 6, residents will have the opportunity to vote for four Board members to serve a two-year term, as well as one new ARC member to serve a one-year term.
For the second year, our Genesee Fire & Safety Committee organized and sponsored a hugely successful National Night Out.
For the second half of the summer the Open Space team has focused on weed mitigation and tree inventory…
Check out all of the winners from this years 4th of July contests!
Over 400 residents came together to participate in the HCM process to help plan the future of Genesee!
Rattlesnakes have been expanding their range over the past few years. They are also emerging from their dens earlier than in past years. With our fox population wiped out from mange, the expanding rodent population is enticing for rattlesnakes.
The Genesee Foundation has focused on initial forest thinning over the past 30-40 years. As this initial successful forest management work nears conclusion, it is time to go back into the forest areas for a second or third treatment.