News Nov 18, 2015

Check out our billboard for the Great Outdoors!
Winter has arrived–time to get your gear! MER sale Nov 21 for TOSC.
Bear Creek Connector trail to re-open Nov 18.
Opportunities to make a difference–go to a community meeting.
News and events.

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Great Outdoors Billboard
333 E Fillmore
Here’s a shot of our beautiful billboard for the Great Outdoors category of Give! Many thanks to Lamar Advertising Company for their help in making it happen, and to Robert G. MacDonald for his gorgeous photo of our area.

It’s Winter–we need Gear!
Mountain Equipment Recyclers has great winter gear at low consignment prices, PLUS some of the proceeds go to TOSC, PLUS party!
Click here to donate
Saturday, Nov 21, 10 am to 6 pm
Winter Gear Sale and PARTY!
Mountain Equipment Recyclers
1024 S Tejon St.

Free lunch, live music, lots of prizes!

Get great prices and discounts on winter gear.
Donate used gear on behalf of TOSC.

Part of the day’s proceeds go to our IndyGive! campaign. 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.

Bear Creek Trail Connector to re-open Nov 18.

The Bear Creek trail connector to the Pikes Peak Greenway is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, Nov 18.
This is the trail connection between Bear Creek Regional Trail and the Pikes Peak Greenway behind the 8th Street Walmart.
This closure is part of the larger project of widening and reconfiguring the I-25/ Cimarron interchange.

Full story on our blog.

Help shape the future of our communities!

Monument Creek Watershed Restoration Plan Meetings
The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District has been awarded a $300,000 matching grant to develop a master plan for the restoration of Monument Creek and its tributaries. Share your vision for the creek by participating in the Monument Creek master planning open house Nov. 18.  
Wednesday, Nov. 18
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Discovery Canyon Campus
1810 North Gate Blvd.

Read about the plan here.

Bike/Ped bridge near completion
Work is ongoing at the bike and pedestrian bridge near the intersection of 31st Street and Highway 24. The bridge crosses Fountain Creek and will connect the 31st St trail and the Midland Trail. This project was funded from the bike tax that is levied on the sale of bikes in Colorado Springs for trail improvements and maintenance.
Manitou Springs Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan workshop
Thurs, Nov 19, 6 pm
Manitou Springs City Hall
See the results from the process so far and give your input on draft goals.

Fly sheet may not be exactly as pictured.
Logo Contest for Friends of The Equestrian Skills Course
Contest will run through Nov. 30, 2015. The logo needs to be simple and applicable to use on letterhead stationary, signs, caps and t-shirts. It needs to specify “Friends of The Equestrian Skills Course.” Springs) Winner will receive a 75# Bucas zebra print fly sheet valued at $189.99.
More info and to submit a design:
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.

Check our volunteer calendar for details and sign up information.
Nov 18 (Wed) 
8 am Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Nov 20 (Fri)
8 am Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Nov 24 (Tues)
9 am Cheyenne Cañon
Dec 5 (Sat)
9 am Palmer Park Workday

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

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