Newsletter October 8, 2015

Follow up on the Santa Fe Trail meeting.
Oct 10 events in Cheyenne Canon and Garden of the Gods.
Vote YES for Trails on 2D.
News and events.

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Follow up: What’s Next for the New Santa Fe Trail
The official public meeting Oct 5 to discuss the continued closure of the Santa Fe Trail through the Air Force Academy drew close to 100 concerned citizens. Trail users wanted to know what it would take to reopen the trail and when that will happen. A list of proposed steps was shared, but no timeline was given.
TOSC will keep you informed on this issue. If you want to contact the AFA and let them know  you are willing to be part of the solution AND how important the Santa Fe Trail is to you (recreation/transportation), y

ou can call the Public Affairs Office at 719-333-2025, o

The Trails and Open Space Coalition, in partnership with the Friends of Cheyenne Canon and Heuberger Motors, is hosting the inaugural Get to Know Your Park event on October 10th. Visitors can drop in at the Starsmore Discovery Center from 9 – 12 to meet the Friends group, pick up some visitor information and receive some great swag from our friends at Heuberger Motors. Guided hikes start at 9 and 10:30.

More information.


Ballot issue 2D will allow the City of Colorado Springs to retain $2.1 million to spend on eight critical trail projects. 
We will have yard signs in the TOSC office by Friday, October 9th in the afternoon. If you would like to help distribute yard signs, or put one in your yard, please contact us to arrange pickup this week or next week.
The Trails and Open Space Coalition Board of Directors has also voted to support 2C, the sales tax for road repairs. Several of the projects listed for priority are in our public parks such as Cheyenne Cañon, Garden of the Gods and Palmer Park.

Waldo Waldo 5K Walk/Run, Oct 17.
Waldos in costume

Registration is still open for the Waldo Waldo!
Saturday, October 17, 9 am
Supports the Trails and Open Space Coalition
The Waldo Waldo 5K is a locally-run family-friendly 5K walk & “fun run” fundraiser for local nonprofits.
The registration fee comes with a Waldo or Wenda costume kit (characters from the popular “Where’s Waldo?” children’s books) that includes a shirt, hat and glasses! Register now; the price increases the morning of the event.

Upcoming Fun Events in Garden of the Gods!

National Fossil Day Celebration
Saturday, October 10, 10 am – 3 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Ctr
Presentations, entertainment and activities. Learn about the Garden of the Gods dinosaur, Theiophytalia kerri. Bring in your own fossils for identification by expert Paleontologists. Free event.
Moonlight hike in the Garden
Sunday, October 25, 6:30 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Ctr
Trails and Open Space Coalition and Friends of Garden of the Gods team up for this annual family-friendly hike.
$5 per person, $10 per family.


Cheyenne Mtn Run
8-mile & 5K
Sat, Oct 24, 10 am
Run the Dixon Trail and help raise funds to complete it to the top of Cheyenne Mountain!
Friends Groups need Volunteers to serve on Boards!
Meet once or twice a month, and help make a difference for YOUR park or open space! Contact TOSC for details.
The Rider and the Wolf
Thurs, Oct 15, 6 pm
Armstrong Hall
The Rider and the Wolf is a feature documentary about the life and mysterious disappearance of Mountain Bike Hall of Fame cyclist Mike Rust.

COS Moves needs volunteer walk leaders.
Help others get out walking for health and well-being! COS Moves provides training; you lead 2 to 3 walks per month. Upcoming training dates Oct 8 & 9.
Walk and Wheel Survey helps us find out how to get more people walking and biking.
Take the 5-minute survey!
Camp Creek Project Progress Report
In the fall of 2013, the City of Colorado Springs launched the Camp Creek Drainage Improvement Project. See the progress and what’s next. 

Check our volunteer calendar for details and sign up information.
Oct 8 (Thurs)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Oct 9 (Fri)
8:30 am Bear Creek Regional Park
Oct 10 (Sat)
7:30 am Waldo Canyon
8 am Palmer Park
8:30 am Garden of the Gods Youth Day
10 am Shooks Run Creek Cleanup
12:30 pm Garden of the Gods Youth Day
Oct 11 (Sun)
7:30 am Waldo Canyon
8 am Bear Creek Regional Park
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Oct 17 (Sat)
Waldo Waldo 5K Volunteer, or 5K Walk/Run (register here)
8 am Lovell Gulch
Oct 18 (Sun)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Oct 21 (Wed)
8:30 am Red Rock Canyon Open Space

TOSC Member Celebration October 22.

Trails and Open Space Coalition Members, join us for our annual Members’ Celebration!Thursday, October 22 we will gather to celebrate a successful year with Trails and Open Spaces, and thank YOU for your support. Food, drink, prizes, fun! Members of record will receive details in your Fall newsletter, arriving in the mail any day.
Not a member? Join today!
Didn’t get your newsletter yet? Contact us!

Thank you to our event sponsors!
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