News Aug 20, 2015

Help support the Ute Pass Regional Trail! Bear Creek Trail closure and detour.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon Open Space give “Talk and Walk” series.
News and upcoming events
NEWS AUGUST 20, 2015

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Email County Commissioners; Attend Public Meeting.

Please email your County Commissioners and tell them you support the Ute Pass Regional Trail!

Details and email addresses on our blog.

Open House to see the new Master Plan:
Monday, August 31, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm
Ute Pass Elementary School
9230 Chipeta Park Road
Stations will be set up to present project goals, public involvement, developed alternatives, and the Master Plan concept. No formal presentation will be given.
To see the draft Master Plan and Appendix, please visit El Paso County’s website at this link.

Bear Creek Trail Detour begins Monday, Aug 24

Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project will temporarily detour the terminus of the Bear Creek Trail at 8th Street and access under I-25 to the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail will not be available.
The detour is necessary so crews can extend the pedestrian/bicycle underpass for the Bear Creek Trail to accommodate the widening and reconfiguration of I-25. This temporary detour is scheduled to go into effect Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, and will be in place for about three months.

Friends of Red Rock “Talk and Walk” Series Aug 24-27

The Friends of Red Rock Canyon have put together a series of “Talk and Walks” on a variety of outdoor subjects during the week beginning August 24th. Check out the sessions below!

Mon, Aug 24, 5:30 pm Prayer Trees-Ute Valley Park
Tues, Aug 25, Plants of Red Rock Canyon, 5:30 pm
Wed, Aug 26, Geology of Red Rock Canyon, 6 pm
Thurs Aug 27, Nature Fun for Kids, 10 am

Fort Collins Moves!

Bicycle advocates and city staff from Colorado Springs and Pueblo traveled to Fort Collins to see their world-class bicycle infrastructure.
We saw a well-connected system that uses “best practices” infra-structure to move cyclists in and around the city in a “low-stress network,” with protected bike lanes, wide bike lanes, bike boxes, and road diets.

Pics and video on our blog.

Bear Creek Watershed Draft Decision Released

The US Forest Service has released its draft decision regarding the restoration of the Bear Creek Watershed. The new plan calls for decommissioning trails and creating new, more sustainable trails within the watershed in order to protect the endangered Greenback Cutthroat Trout.
Comments and objections must be submitted by September 4.

More info and links here.

Volunteers needed for the ADT Marathon, Half, and Relay.

Pikes Peak Road Runners and the Trails and Open Space Coalition need your help on Labor Day, September 7. The American Discovery Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, and Kids Runs requires close to 250 volunteers, and serves as a major annual fundraiser for TOSC. We need your help working at an aid station along the course, or at kids races, finish line, drop bags, food pavilion, setup or breakdown. Enjoy beautiful America the Beautiful Park and aid a good cause.
Contact for more information, or find out more on our blog.
Parks Advisory Board
OKs Urban Singletrack Project near Goose Gossage Park
.8-mile singletrack loop to be constructed by volunteers.
Creek Week!
Sept 26 – Oct 3
Put together a team to pick up trash on our waterways, or join a public event! TOSC Members event Sept 26.
Vote Yes for Trails
Voters will be asked in November to allow $2.1 M in excess revenues to be used for critical trail projects.We have pics and project list.
Waldos in costume
Waldo Waldo
Costume Run/Walk 
Sat Oct 17
Sign up now –benefits TOSC! Food trucks, beer garden, exhibitors, music, yoga and more.
Cheyenne Mtn Run
8 mile and 5K
Oct 24, 10 am
Run the Dixon Trail and help raise funds to complete it to the top of Cheyenne Mountain!
Pikes Peak Summit House
Open House
Tues, Aug 25, 3-7 pm
Public meeting about the proposed project to redesign and reconstruct the Pikes Peak Summit House. August 25, 3-7, Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive.
Be aware that all the rain we’ve been having could cause cancellations. Check with the sponsoring organizations for up-to-date information.
Aug 22 (Sat)
7 am Crags to the Summit Trail
7 am Incline Ambassadors
Aug 23 (Sun)
7 am Incline Ambassadors
Aug 26 (Wed)
12:30 pm Black Forest Regional Park
Aug 27 (Thurs)
8:30 am Red Rock Canyon Open Space
11:30 am Barr Trail
Aug 28 (Fri)
8:30 am Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Aug 29 (Sat) 
6:30 am Severy Creek seed collecting
7 am Incline Ambassadors
Aug 30 (Sun)
7 am Incline Ambassadors
8:30 am Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Got stuff? Donate it to Shift Thrift Store for TOSC!
218 W Colo Ave (under the bridge)
Our new Business supporter is Shift Thrift Store, open Tues through Sat, 10 am – 5 pm.
Drop off your gently-used small household items and electronics, clothes, shoes, coats, etc.
Tell them they’re for TOSC, and we get a portion of the sales!
It’s as simple as that–
Shift Thrift Store
218 W Colorado Avenue
Be sure to tell them TOSC sent you!
Trails and Open Space Coalition
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