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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

from 2011

from 2010...

The summer of 2010 saw an incredible evolution of the Project. With the help of a steady stream of volunteer/participants we created most of 4 sandstone trees and 180 degrees of "earth" mosaic. We are Finishing up the grouting as weather permits and gently putting the project to rest for the winter.

Because our main building materials, grout and mortar, do not cure properly under 50 degrees it is tricky to schedule regular work events. If you would like to be alerted to windows of opportunity working on wintertime activities, please email us.

Many, many thanks to those who participated throughout the warm months and please feel free to join us as spring 2011 approaches.

We cannot make this community creation without these local business and organizations who support the Clarifier Project

Lyons Community Foundation, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, SCFD Tier III, Loukonen Bros Stone Company, Urban Oasis Design, The Boulder County Arts Alliance, The Town of Lyons, Confluence Community Arts, Visible Joy Custom Framing, The Stone Cup Cafe and Steamboat Mountain Foods.

Cathy Rivers:
Priscilla Cohan:

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

weather report for wednesday nov 3

chilly weather predicted for wednesday, november 3. temperatures not expected to get above 50. i will check again in the morning. welcome any knowledge you have of tomorrow's temperatures. check back.  we will send out and email in the late morning. 

Friday, October 08, 2010

September Video LInk

Diane Dandeneau's Video Link 
September Clarifier-ness

October Video LInk

Cathy Rivers' Video Upload
October Clarifier activity!

Creating the Earth Section Mosaic. October 2010

We are creating the mosaic portion that represents the earth. This includes hundreds of broken tile pieces and hand made dimensional tiles created during workshops with the GAP Group, Generational Active People, and open community workshops in the basement of the Lyons Community Church. The sculptural earth/stone tiles were created over a 2 year period and glazed and fired by a core group of 5 dedicated glazers and others who spent many nights in the Town of Lyons Public Works Building glazing and firing kiln loads of tiles. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Community Work Day

Community Work Day
Sunday, August 22, 2010, ten till noon
Next work day... Wednesday, August 25, 5 - 7 p.m.

Some of the things that you can participate in during a Clarifier Project Community Work Day. 

river rock 


kirk and cathy

john loukonen


Town of Lyons: an unscheduled event

Cathy strolled by the clarifier project with an out of town visitor to show off all the great work being done and behold: Monty and Kyle from Town of Lyons were using extra cement from a public works project to begin the process of filling up that hole that needed filling!!!  wonderful surprise and more generous help from the Town of Lyons. A million "thank yous!"

cathy, kyle and monty and an un-named cement truck driver...

monty and cathy

stone tree

stone tree

cathy and monty

Friday, August 20, 2010

clean up and river rock search - help from lds

A million "Thank yous" to the members of the Church of Jesus Christ - LDS, Lyons, Colorado who so graciously volunteered time and hard work to clearing the area and helping to find river stones.  Thank you!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Video Link: Application Begins!!!

click on title above to see video of application of stone trees! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Next Work Day, Sunday May 16, 3 - 5 pm, please sign up!

Thanks to all who participated in our April 18th Lyons Clarifier Project
Community Work Day!
The next Clarifier Work Day will be Sunday, May 16, 3-5 pm.
Location: Across the bridge from the Black Bear Hole.
A scheduled group of volunteers (age 16+) will be working on weeding the 'roof', clearing the rim 'channel',
mounding and covering the dirt. Also needed are volunteers to help remove the calcite deposits on
the surface (using a weak solution of muriatic acid. Eye, hand protection provided.)
All voluteers will be asked to sign waivers. Please bring tools, drinking water; wear work clothes (long sleeves, pants).
We're also looking for a volunteer to put a slanted roof on our (approx.) 6'x8' storage
shed, located on site, just east of the Clarifier.
The public is invited to stop by to view work in progress.
Stay tuned for our next public work day, early June; we'll
be sorting and transporting 'rip rap' sandstone pieces to the Clarifier site
for the 'trees' portion, which will be applied first.
Thanks to Kyle and the Town of Lyons for their help draining the 13,000 gallons
of water from the tank in April.
Please call Cathy Rivers for more info, 823-0970.

Work Day, Sunday, Sunday, April 18, 2010