TOSC Board weighs in on Broadmoor Land Exchange
Starlight Spectacular registration is open! June 18, 2016.
Pizzeria Rustica March 8th
Art Opening Benefit Sun, March 6.
Fossil Craft Beer “Dino Donor” event March 24
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NEWS MARCH 2, 2016

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Starlight Spectacular June 18–registration is open!
Register now for the summer’s best family biking event, the Starlight Spectacular!
Saturday, June 18th, 9 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
This year’s theme is SPACE, so start planning your costumes now. Special discounts at Zeezo’s if you mention the Starlight! Prizes for best group costume and best illuminated bike!
Choose your route, from 14 to 22 miles, starting and ending at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, through the City of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and the Garden of the Gods. We ride on streets, with lots of lighted directional signs and volunteers pointing the way. Two rest stops with music and refreshments enliven the route.

More information on our website.

TOSC takes stand on Broadmoor Land Exchange
Mt. Muscoco trail

The Board of TOSC has voted to support the Broadmoor Land Exchange if certain specific conditions are met.

If conditions are met regarding conservation, access, and public process, the Board of TOSC feels that the exchange would be in the best interest of the community and forward our mission of preservation and trail connection.

The end result, if the process is carried out in the way we suggest, would be more conservation of open space, more protected acres, more trail connections and more public process.
  • More conservation–a conservation easement on Strawberry Hills would protect the land in perpetuity.
  • More protected acres–the City of Colorado Springs would gain 371 acres of parkland, and some 180 acres, tranferred to the Broadmoor, would be protected by deed restrictions and conservation easement, forever.
  • Trail connections–the City would gain 115 acres of new public trail easements, and realize a big goal of extending the Chamberlain Trail south.
  • Public process–several more public meetings would be held, to give everyone a chance to be heard.

Read the details on our website.

How the Proposal will go through the process:
March 10, Presentation at City Parks Advisory Board. No vote taken.
April 11th, Presented to City Council in Work Session.
April 14th, Parks Advisory Board vote.
City Council vote either late April or early May.

Upcoming Broadmoor Land Exchange meetings
Town Hall with Keith King, Councilman, District 3
Monday, March 14th, 6-8 pm
Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave
Public Meeting
Wed, March 30, 6-8 pm
Gold Camp Elementary School, 1805 Preserve Drive

Pizzeria Rustica Benefit Wine Dinner March 8

What a special treat to have former Craftwood Inn executive chef and now sommelier Jeff Knight from Southern Wine to team up with Chef Jay for a ripping good dinner that is already half sold out for Tuesday, March 8th at 6pm. $59 + tax and service for five courses and five wines, and the proceeds benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
Reserve with Coaltrain at 719-475-9700.

Art Opening Benefit March 6 at Rico’s
Bloom, Mandalart Series Two
Watercolors by Beth Chorpenning
Show Opening: Sunday, March 6, 3-5 pm
Rico’s Cafe & Wine Bar, 322 N Tejon St
Please join us for a very special event featuring Beth Chorpenning. From the artist, “The title (“Bloom”) is meant to describe this moment and every moment as a fresh, never before seen, unfolding occurrence.” Come enjoy the moment, meet the artist, and relish these beautiful watercolors.
Poor Richard’s and the artist are partnering to donate all profits from sales to the Trails and Open Space Coalition.

Dino Donor Benefit Event at Fossil Craft Beer, March 24

Thursday, March 24, 5-8 pm
Fossil Craft Beer Company, 2845 Ore Mill Rd

Enjoy great craft beer in a fun location, with prizes, drawings, food and fun! Fossil Craft Beer Company is starting their “Dino Donor” events with a benefit evening for TOSC.  Try an Evolution Ale or a Mammoth IPA, check out the dinosaur decorations and lore.

Food truck High Grade Foods will be back that night for your dining pleasure with their terrific Jamaican food.
Come celebrate with us!
Find out more at the Facebook event.

Friends and Partners–NEWS!

Mountain Equipment Recyclers
5th Anniversary Party and winter sale
Sat March 5th, 10-6
Big discounts, free lunch, live music, prizes and giveaways.
Hiking Through History 
at Rock Ledge Ranch
Take a 2-mile journey back in time, and learn about the people and historic structures in the Garden and the Ranch. 3/3/16, 4/7/16, and 5/5/16,10 am.
GOG Visitor & Nature Center.
RSVP required, 719-219-0108
Trails and Open Space Coalition
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