Outdoor series session to focus on Millennials Sept 8.
Mountains Matter to Millennials
Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave
Thurs, Sept 8, 4:30 pm
This session will focus on millennials’ engagement with the outdoors and celebrate the role mountains play at personal, group, and regional levels, including roundtable discussions with industry leaders about the results of the Pikes Peak Outdoors Leisure and Recreation Survey, and how this can be a better region for young people to work, play, and stay.
Keynote speaker: Luis Benitez, Dir. of CO Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry.
Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 North Nevada Avenue.
Be a part of the planning process for the North Nevada Avenue Corridor! Help the City create a plan to renew North Nevada Avenue between Austin Bluffs Parkway to the railroad bridge south of Fillmore Street. Everyone is encouraged to attend a series of community workshops that will be the central point for plan development. Those who participate in the Workshops will guide plan decisions.
Savor five of our best local brews from Local Relic, Bristol Brewing Company, Pikes Peak Brewing, Cerberus and Nano 108. Each will be paired with their own special dish from the chefs at Whole Foods Market.
Representatives will be on hand to share recipes and tasting notes. Guests will also receive a commemorative beer glass.
Proceeds benefit Waldo Waldo Fund, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, and the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
We’re inviting individuals and groups (families, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, etc.) to form a Creek Crew for the 3rd Annual Creek Week Cleanup!
Trash and debris ends up in our waterways – clogging drainage systems, hurting wildlife, affecting water quality and ruining the view of our natural landscapes.
Roll up your sleeves to take action during Creek Week by volunteering for cleanup duty and litter patrol along a creek, trail, park or open space throughout the watershed. Get outdoors, get active, and create some good for your community and those living downstream.
Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 219 E. Bijou St. (Enter on the Weber St side of the building.)
Parking: Free parking is to the east of the building, SE corner Bijou and Weber.
Following extensive community input, the planning study known as Envision Shooks Run reached a milestone with a recommended corridor theme in June 2016. The next milestone is a draft Facilities Master Plan. Your input to the draft plan will guide how infrastructure improvements and enhancements are put into place along and near the Shooks Run corridor over the next 50 years.
Join thousands of Waldos and Wendas in downtown Colorado Springs this October 22 for the Waldo Waldo 5K, a family-friendly walk and fun run fundraiser. Registration comes with a “Where’s Waldo” costume kit and the money raised supports the Trails and Open Space Coalition and RMFI. Register at this link.
Members-only fall color hike with photography tips!
Sat, Sept 24, 9 am
Join us for a very special Members-only fall color hike at the peak of aspen season!
Local hiking expert and trails blogger Hiking Bob will take us on some of his favorite fall color trails, and give us tips on how to capture the best images, with phones, point-and-shoot cameras and full photography equipment. Bring your photo gear of choice and your questions!
Volunteers will use hand tools to help construct a large section of new sustainable trail on the north side of the park. This new portion of the trail will expand recreational access and take hikers to high points in the park that provide fantastic views of Garden of the Gods and the north end of the city. As an added bonus, volunteers on this project will receive a free T-shirt donated by REI.
Manitou CATS (Collection of Addictive Trailbuilders)
Sunday, Sept 11 8 am – 1 pm
Help the CATS close a social trail, put up fencing to protect a sensitive wildlife area, and scatter seed to re-vegetage in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.Then head to Manitou Springs for an after party at a local tavern.
Help build the new playground at Cheyenne Meadows Park!
Prep Day: Mon, Sept 26
Build Day: Wed, Sept 28
Join the community effort to build a new playground in Cheyenne Meadows Park. Volunteers 16 and over are needed to assemble the playground equipment for the park. No skills required, tools supplied, breakfast and lunch provided. Onsite childcare upon request. More info and signups.
(To find the event, choose “Show calendar,” and click on date).
Have some time? Get out and help make a difference!
Run on the challenging and beautiful Dixon Trail, still in progress to the top of Cheyenne Mountain, and closed to the public. The 2016 race distance will be at least 9 miles and will increase each year as the trail is completed.
Saturday, Sept. 24, Bear Creek Park Sign up to be a runner or a Zombie. First run begins at 10 a.m. At the end of this adventure is the “I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse Party” including emergency preparedness booths, music and food. This is a fun event aimed at creating awareness for community and individual emergency preparedness.
This coming year’s calendar will focus on TOPS properties, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Trails, Open Space and Parks Program, funded by a 1/10% sales tax. Some of the landmark open spaces purchased with TOPS funds include Red Rock Canyon, Stratton Open Space, Bluestem Prairie Open Space, Ute Valley Park, and more.
This hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care.