How You Can Help

The Town Is Doing Its Part. And We’re Hoping You Will Too.

Residents, small businesses, property managers and landscapers—here are some helpful resources including a list of native species to plant, tips on using fertilizer and pesticides, and resources to properly dispose of household chemicals.

  • Leave It A Little Wild

    Landscaping Tips

    The Rocky Mountains are home to dozens of native plant species that are adapted to our mountain climate. Before you head to the local nursery, download a PDF of species that will thrive along Gore Creek. It’s a simple way to beautify your own yard while preserving the broader landscape. And if you apply fertilizer and pesticide in your yard, here are some tips and techniques to keep in mind.

    Download Landscaping Tips

    Keep It Clean

    Disposing Of Hazardous Household Substances

    Whether you’re draining your hot tub or pool, or looking to dispose of unused paint or chemicals, Gore Creek may appear to be the most convenient option. But dumping these liquids into the water or a storm drain can do serious damage. Here are some simple, convenient ways to dispose of these substances properly.

    Download Disposal Guidelines

    Find A Landscaper

    Choose from this list of Gore Creek Leadership Partners whom the Town of Vail has selected for their knowledge of best management practices and sustainable landscape design.

    Bare Roots

    • Evan Ellis
    • Tricia Esperon

    Black Diamond Property Management

    • Todd Moyer

    Bold Property Solutions

    • Amy VanGoey

    Ceres Landcare

    • Sean Moody
    • Christie Mathey
    • Caitlin Woodard
    • Jonas Root
    • Adam Dudek
    • Glen Ellison
    • Bob Hoover
    • Derrick Cottrell
    • Chris Antrup
    • Jordan Moore
    • Rick Herwehe
    • Chris Forman
    • Jordan Moore
    • TeJay Furges

    Colorado Forest Service

    • Matt Schlitz
    • Ron Cosineau

    Colorado Land Art Studio, Inc.

    • Christina Basso

    Eagle River Water & Sanitation District

    • Diane Johnson
    • Amy Schweig
    • Maureen Mulcahy
    • Becky Peterson

    Eagle River Watershed Council

    • Holly Loff
    • Lizzie Schoder

    Earth Songs

    • Jim Hunderford
    • Cheryl Phillips

    East West Resorts-The Wren

    • Ben Arellano
    • GH Daniels
    • Bill Engelman

    ECO-Rx

    • Paul Schreiner

    Elder Village Horseshoe Bend

    • Joanne Rock

    Four Seasons Landscaping

    • Kelli Rohrig
    • Kreston Rohrig
    • Peter Leahman
    • Karen Moran

    GH Daniels

    • Toby Daniels

    The Garden Center of Gypsum

    • Donna Smith

    Grand Traverse Landscaping

    • Celynn McClarrinon

    The Ground Up-Vail Honeywagon

    • Shawn Bruckman

    Great Ecology

    • Randy Mandel

    High Country Forestry

    • Steve Tarrant
    • Paul Dike
    • Nick Close

    Independant

    • Vicky Galarrga
    • Kate Stephanoff
    • Michael Dunahay
    • Tom Gaylord
    • Donny Shefchik
    • Ed Doogan

    J & M Turf Pros

    • Michael Polk

    Landscape Technology Group

    • Chris Ponder

    Mesa Turf Masters

    • John Quast
    • Kyle Kirch
    • Brian Tyler
    • Steven Wessel

    MoveMatter Architecture

    • Zachary Stevens

    Norris Designs

    • Andrew Rostek

    Old Growth Tree Services

    • Mike Earl

    Pristine Alpine

    • David Probst

    Ridgeview Square HOA

    • Shelly Gruner

    Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes

    • Craig Keithley
    • Steve Burns

    Rocky Mountain Tree Care

    • Ryan Wessles

    Seasonal Landscapes

    • Rochelle Ford
    • Grant Troester
    • Kensey Hanson

    Stephens Home Care Landscape

    • Ned Harm
    • Lauren Crary

    Town of Avon

    • Gary Padilla
    • Greg Munson
    • Joe Histed
    • Joe Giles
    • Tim Milligan

    US Postal Service

    • Tim Robinson

    Zehren Associates

    • Pedro Campos
    • Jesse Gregg
    • Steve Carnes

     

    If you’re a landscaper hoping to get certified, check this site for upcoming workshops or email pwadden@vailgov.com.

  • Careful Where You Point That Thing

    Proper Use Of Pesticides And Fertilizer

    As a professional landscaper in Vail, you do a lot to keep our town beautiful. But you may not realize how often pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers often end up in Gore Creek. Here are some simple ways you can help restore the health of our streams and creeks.

    Download Guide For Landscaping Crews

    What To Plant

    Helping Native Species Thrive

    The Rocky Mountains are home to dozens of native plant species that are adapted to our mountain climate. Before you head to the local nursery, download a PDF of species that will thrive along Gore Creek. It’s a simple way to beautify your own yard while preserving the broader landscape.

    Download Guide for Landscape Designers

    Become A Restore the Gore Leadership Partner

    Add your company’s name to this list of Gore Creek Leadership Partners whom the Town of Vail has selected for their knowledge of best management practices and sustainable landscape design. This one-day FREE program will be held on April 27, 2017 at the Grand View Room on Lionshead parking structure.  For more details, contact Pete Wadden, Watershed Education Coordinator, at 970-479-2144.