News September 27, 2018

News September 27, 2018
Waldo Canyon Planning begins–
you can help!
The Waldo Canyon planning process is about to begin, a little over six years after fire and floods damaged much of the forest and destroyed most of the trail. A new website provides links to the public survey and upcoming public meetings.
For a direct link to the survey, click here.
Volunteer Projects
Sign up for Creek Week–the largest watershed-wide cleanup in Colorado!
Sat, Sept. 29th – Sun, Oct. 7th
Make some memories and make a difference! 3,000 Fountain Creek Watershed residents will come together from Monument to Pueblo, and everywhere in between to clean our watershed!
3rd Annual Clean & Crawl
Saturday, Sept. 29th at 1pm.
Only $20 to participate and all proceeds go to Creek Week. Starting at Oscar’s downtown, with stops at Tony’s, Gasoline Alley, and Supernova!
Help finish the Dixon Trail!
Sat, Oct 6, 7:30 am – 4 pm
Join RMFI and the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park for a day of trail construction to finish and touch up the final trail segments to complete the long-awaited Dixon Trail! The Dixon Trail will connect the trail system of Cheyenne Mountain State Park at the foot of the mountain and the brand new Top of the Mountain (TOM) Trail.
Volunteer Projects this week
Thursday, Sept 27
Seven Bridges Trail
Saturday, Sept 29
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
8:30 am Cheyenne Cañon Cleanup
9 am Shooks Run Cleanup
Sunday, Sept 30
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Wed, Oct 3
Ute Valley Park
Saturday, Oct 6
7:30 am Dixon Trail
8 am Barr Trail
for more information visit our volunteer calendar at
City Council seeks volunteers for Planning Commission
A nine-member body appointed by City Council to review various land use development applications and legislative initiatives. Some land use applications are decided by the City Planning Commission, while others proceed to City Council for final approval. More info:
Friends and Partner News
Benefit Pale Ale tapping at Fossil Craft Beer Oct 17!
Save the date–Wednesday, October 17, 5:30-8 pm is the tapping of our collaboration pale ale with Fossil Craft Beer Company! We had tons of fun making it, and hope you will like drinking it!
Motorless morning in Garden of the Gods Sun, Oct 7
Garden of the Gods Park will be closed to motor vehicles from 5 am – 12 pm on Oct 7. As always, the park will remain free and open to the public and all park rules and regulations will be in effect.
Access to the park is being provided for all, including designated parking for persons with disabilities.
Fall Harvest Festival at Gold Hill Mesa for Bear Creek
Benefit for Bear Creek Nature Center
Sat, Oct 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gold Hill Mesa’s Community Center
FREE family-friendly event!
Live music by Thunder and Rain, games,
crafts, face painting, petting zoo, and a variety of local vendors, including food trucks, coffee, jams & jellies, aromatherapy, and a walk-in clothing boutique. Great fun for all ages. Beer and wine by donation to the Nature Centers.
The Waldo Waldo 5K Grand Finale
Sat, October 20
The 2018 Waldo Waldo 5K Grand Finale is the final year of the Waldo costume theme! If you have friends and family who have “always wanted to do it” let them know it’s now or never! Come celebrate seven awesome years and let’s make this the best one ever.
Thousands of Waldos and Wendas will take to the streets in downtown Colorado Springs, Sat, Oct 20. Waldo Waldo is the region’s most popular untimed 5K walk and fun run. Local exhibitors, music, and food trucks all add to the fun. The money raised benefits local nonprofits that support Waldo Canyon restoration.
Kangaroo Coffee partners with TOSC for trails!
We’re loving our partnership with Kangaroo Coffee! They’re donating to trails every time someone buys a drink served in one of their old logo cups. Their goal is to donate $1,000. More info here.
Three locations: 720 S 8th Street, 434 W Fillmore St, and 3670 New Center Point.
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Support the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
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