News Oct 28, 2015

News Oct 28, 2015
Vote YES for Trails on 2D–only 16% turnout so far!
IndyGive! starts Nov 1–please support TOSC.
 Manitou Springs TOPS vote. TOSC Community Survey.
News and events.
NEWS OCTOBER 28, 2015

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IndyGive! begins Nov 1.
Donate to TOSC through the IndyGive Campaign Nov 1-11 and we will enter you in a drawing for a MountainSmith backpack valued at $170.
Give! is the Colorado Springs Independent’s year-end multimedia and guerilla marketing campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for the important work local nonprofits perform.
It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we hope we can count on your support. Oh, and there are great rewards, too! The Give! campaign runs Nov 1 to Dec 31.

More information.

Get engaged with TOSC…

Video Extras needed!
We are filming this Saturday am if weather permits, and need extras ages 20-40 to be hiking in the background of our shots. If you are interested,send name and cell # to eileen@trailsandopenspaces.org.
Announcing: Our Community Survey!The Trails and Open Space Coalition would like to know what you need, and how we can best serve the community.

Good news for cyclists! Thank you to the City.

New buffered bike lane on Arcturus between 8th St and Skyway Blvd.
 

Yesterday (10/27) the streets department finished striping the new bike lane on Arcturus Drive, just off 8th Street, leading into the Skyway neighborhood. Buffered bike lanes are a newer way to keep bikes and cars separate and safe on the road, and this is one of the first of its kind in Colorado Springs. Thanks to the City for creating forward-thinking bike infrastructure!

Connecting our neighborhoods with biking and walking infrastructure is a great step forward for our community, and we’d like to see more of this–well done!

Your vote matters! Do it for the children…
As of late Tuesday, only 16% of all eligible voters have turned in their ballots. And we’re just one week away!
Please vote yes for 2D and 2C today.
Ballot issue 2D will allow the City of Colorado Springs to retain $2.1 million to spend on eight critical trail projects all over Colorado Springs.
 
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.

Manitou Springs votes on TOPS.

Manitou Springs voters will get the chance to vote on extending their Trails and Open Space (TOPS) tax in the November election.
Yes votes on 2F and 2G will continue to provide matching funds for open space, trails and parks grants in Manitou Springs.

More information.

Be Part of the Legacy–Shooks Run Workshop Oct 29.

Join a collaborative effort to explore possibilities for the Shooks Run corridor! If you ride or walk on the Shooks Run Trail, or have an interest in the Legacy Loop (Shooks Run is a big piece of the Loop) please attend this public workshop!
Thursday, Oct 29, 5:30 – 7:30 om
Palmer High School Gym
325 N Wahsatch Ave.
Building on the historic values of the area, and with a vision for the future, the study will look at the construction of new drainage improvements, walking and biking improvements, and community amenities along the Shooks Run Creek.

More information on the project and the meeting.

Upcoming fun at Bear Creek Park!

Sat, Oct 31, Bear Creek Dog Park
Ghouls and Stools
Cleanup 10-2
Costume Contest noon
Bring your favorite pooper scooper and help clean up the dog park! Gloves, bags, and buckets provided.
Costume prizes for best, most original, and volunteer/dog look alike.
More info: 520-6983.
Sat, Nov 14, 10 am
Bear Run in Bear Creek Park
Your registration supports the Nature Center and comes with a bear suit!

Check our volunteer calendar for details and sign up information.
Oct 31 (Sat)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Nov 1 (Sun)
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Nov 5 (Thurs)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Nov 7 (Sat) 
8 am Palmer Park
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Nov 8 (Sun)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods

Shift Thrift–last chance for prizes!
Mike and Julie welcome you to explore Shift Thrift!.

Our partners and good friends at Shift Thrift Store are running a GREAT prize drawing this last week of October! Check out these prizes:
– A set of skis! ($200 value).
– Backpack from Mountainsmith ($170 value).
– FIVE full day lift tickets from Copper Mountain ($600 value total will be given to five different winners).
– $85 gift certificate to Adventures Out West.
– Timex Sport Watch ($55 value).
– Klymit backpacking sleeping pad ($90 value).
– – and MORE!

Shift Thrift is creating jobs, preserving the environment, promoting community involvement, and raising funds for charitable causes like the Trails and Open Space Coalition through the recycling of household goods.
Open Tues-Sat 10-5 at 218 W Colorado Ave, under the Colorado Ave bridge.

Join us at one of our fun events, coming to you Nov and Dec!

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