This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | October 1, 2021

Pets on Parade


The fun begins with contest REGISTRATION (10:30am). Show off your pet in the PARADE lap (11:15am), and/or enter the CONTEST (11:45am) for a chance to win prizes in four different categories (see attached flyer). Click here to download the contest Entry Registration Form. (Note: This event is open to residents and your non-resident guests, however, only residents can enter the contest for prizes.) Entertainment will include a BALLOON TWISTER making animal sculptures and other designs (no charge), a creative FACE PAINTER drawing animal images on smiling faces (no charge), and a talented CARICATURE ARTIST creating amazing keepsake renderings of pets and owners (only $10). Come hungry for lunch! FOOD TRUCKS will be waiting to serve you. Burning Buns will be grilling gourmet burgers and hot dogs, and Kona Ice will be serving their refreshing shaved ice on a warm day. Cash is recommended for various purchases from the vendors/exhibitors, opportunity drawing tickets, food trucks, and caricature drawings. Also, feel free to bring your own chair and ice chest.

It’s going to be a dog-gone, pawsitively puuuurfect day at Gallup Park this Saturday, and we look forward to seeing you and your precious pets there!

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Rapid Falls Landscape Work

Those of you on the South side of Nellie Gail Ranch may have noticed a lot of landscape work going on at the Rapid Falls slope just down from Lost Trail. The Landscape Committee has had this slope on their radar and it was prioritized for clean-up this Fall. The slope primarily had acacia redolens planted which thrives in poor and alkaline soils and spreads to fifteen feet. Acacia is a very common and popular non-native ground cover used on slopes due to its hardiness, fast growth and dominant coverage. The challenge however, over its 15-20 year lifespan is its propensity to grow tall over the years leaving a woody understory with leafy top layer. Over time it becomes so dense that maintenance of trees and other plants on the slope is compromised.

After the clean-up phase of this slope is completed we will remove large stumps, trim trees and evaluate replanting.