Be Part of the Process.
Upcoming meetings you could attend...(UPDATED 11/5/2013)
November 6, 6:30 pm--Black Forest Fire Assessment for County Parks, Black Forest Fire Station One, 11445 Teachout Rd. What's damaged, and how much it will cost to fix. Pictures and maps; very informational.
November 6, 6:30 pm--Stormwater Public Meeting, Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road. Colorado Springs City Council, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners, and the Stormwater Task Force will hold public meetings to gather citizen feedback on stormwater management and discuss recent management proposals. Representatives of all three groups will be in attendance to hear public input on stormwater issues and management options.
November 12, 9 am—Special City Council meeting on CSU water for parks, City Hall. How will City Council address the $1.17 million shortfall in the parks budget which will happen when water rates go up? Will they work with CSU to create a special rate? That's what we're asking for--be there to find out and speak up!
November 19, 6:30 pm--Stormwater Public Meeting, Leon Young Service Center, 1521 S Hancock Expressway. Colorado Springs City Council, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners, and the Stormwater Task Force will hold public meetings to gather citizen feedback on stormwater management and discuss recent management proposals. Representatives of all three groups will be in attendance to hear public input on stormwater issues and management options.
Participate in a Non-motorized Transportation Master Plan Public Meeting--check out their website at http://walkbikeconnect.org ! Click on the tab marked "Participate", and you can add comments regarding walking, biking, and trail connection to an area map.
Tues. Nov 12th 6-8pm Woodland Park, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave.
Thurs. Nov. 14th 6-8pm Colorado Springs, Regional Dev. Ctr. 2880 International Circle.
Mon. Nov 18th 6-8pm Fountain, City Council Chambers 116 S. Main St.
Wed. Nov 20th 6-8pm Monument, D-38 Admin Bldg. 146 N Jefferson St.
Speak Your Piece.
Something you can do RIGHT NOW—E-mail or call City Council and County Commissioners and request more general fund support for our parks, trails and open spaces in the 2014 budget.
Colorado Springs City Council: (see a map of City Council Districts here)
Keith King, President Dist 3 Merv Bennett, Pres. Pro-tem At-Large
385-5470 email@example.com 385-5469 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Knight, Dist 1 Joel Miller, Dist 2
385-5487 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Hellen Collins, Dist 4 Jill Gaebler, Dist 5
385-5492 email@example.com 385-5483 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Pico, Dist 6 Jan Martin, At-Large
385-5491 email@example.com 385-5486 firstname.lastname@example.org
Val Snider, At-Large
El Paso County Commissioners: (Maps of Commissioners Districts available on the County website here)
Darryl Glenn email@example.com 520-6411 Dist 1
Amy Lathan firstname.lastname@example.org 520-6412 Dist 2
Sallie Clark email@example.com 520-6413 Dist 3
Dennis Hisey firstname.lastname@example.org 520-6414 Dist 4
Peggy Littleton email@example.com 520-6415 Dist 5
Show your support.
You can contribute in many ways to TOSC.
- Contribute to TOSC during the Give! Campaign at www.indygive.com/tosc.
- Support our Business Partners over the holiday season (Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, D'Vine Wine, Pocket Pals Trail Maps, Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Pizzeria Rustica, Mountain Chalet, Great Harvest, Mountain Chalet).
- Renew your TOSC membership for 2014. Consider giving a membership as a holiday gift. Encourage friends and family members to join TOSC too!
- Drop off your gently used outdoor gear and clothing at Mountain Equipment Recyclers and name TOSC as the recipient of your donation. 1024 S Tejon, 719-210-6427.
- Participate in a Members-only hike or event.
- Be a part of the conversation—Visit our website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and like, follow, or comment.
- Volunteer! Help maintain and clean up our parks, trails and open spaces.
ANY TIME—Check www.openspacevolunteers.org and find a Friends Group or Volunteer Project.