News November 4, 2015

The voters have spoken–YES for Trails!
Incline parking changes spark controversy.
IndyGive! starts Nov 1–please support TOSC. Take our Community Survey.
The goats are here!
News and events.
NEWS NOVEMBER 4, 2015

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The voters have spoken–“Trails Matter!”
2D, the TABOR retention measure for trails, passed easily! That means $2.1 million to spend on eight critical trail projects all over Colorado Springs. TOSC led the campaign effort for this ballot measure.
 

Manitou Springs extends TOPS.

Manitou Springs voters extended their Trails and Open Space (TOPS) tax in the November election.
The passage of 2F and 2G will continue to provide matching funds for open space, trails and parks grants in Manitou Springs.

More information.

IndyGive! special schwag–give by Nov 11 to qualify!
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.
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.

Incline Parking Controversy

Manitou Springs has recently raised parking rates and restricted hours for parking in the Barr Trail parking area and along Ruxton Avenue.
Incline lovers are concerned that this will make the popular attraction less accessible to people without the resources to pay $10 or more to hike the Incline.

Full story on our blog.

Urban Singletrack Kickoff Party Fri, Nov 6
Last month the Urban Singletrack Project was awarded a grant by the CAN’Aid Foundation (Oskar Blues) to help them grow. Friday, during the First Friday Artwalk Festivities downtown, they’re throwing a little celebration, and TOSC will be there!
Highlights:
$3 pints of Oskar Blues Beers 4pm-7pm
-Limited Number of Barrell Aged Ten Fiddy 18 oz cans for sale.
-$700+ in Door prizes for those who donate to the cause
-Trails & Open Space Coalition, Kids on Bikes, COS Bike Polo, and COS Velodrome will all be on hand as well.
-It’s First Friday Art Walk that night, 10+ galleries open late to check out after our party is over. Pedal around to all sorts of great galleries!
More info on the Facebook event.

Please take 5 minutes to let us know what’s important to you.

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.

Fun Happenings at Bear Creek Park.

Goats in Bear Creek Park

The goats are coming!
Weed eating goats are arriving today in Bear Creek Park. Between 600-800 goats will be devouring the weeds in the 20 acres surrounding the Bear Creek Garden over the next two weeks.  All park visitors are asked to keep their dogs leashed (per park rules.)
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.
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 am Red Rock Canyon–Lower Codell Trail
8:30 am Garden of the Gods

Pizzeria Rustica Wine Dinner Tues, Nov 10

Tuesday November 10th, 6PMPizzeria Rustica hosts the Vias Imports wine dinner benefiting Trails & Open Space Coalition. Don’t miss this special treat, as former Craftwood Inn executive chef and now sommelier Jeff Knight teams up with Chef Jay for a tour of southern Italy via food and wine.
 
Enjoy five courses–here’s just one–“Fusilli Pasta, Rosa Fish Creme Sauce, Buttered Crostini Gratin, paired with 2013 Statti Lamezia Rosso.”
Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W Colorado Ave
Reservation only, $59 per person, call Coaltrain Wine and Spirits at 719-475-9700.

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

Trails and Open Space Coalition

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