The Friends of Ute Valley Park received the David J. Collas Community Service Award from the Colorado Springs Fire Department on Saturday March 16, 2019.
The recipient of this award is to a group that exemplifies an outstanding commitment to community safety through collaborative and cooperative efforts in wildfire risk reduction. The David J. Collas award is in recognition of this young man that demonstrated this same commitment to serve his fellow citizens during his tenure with the Colorado Springs Fire Department and his plans to enlist in the United States Air Force.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department recognized the Friends of Ute Valley Park for their outstanding assistance and invaluable partnership in efforts of the fire mitigation project in Ute Valley Park. The Friends group has been instrumental in the communication efforts toward the fire mitigation project to the public as well as assisting the Wildfire
The Friends of Ute Valley Park is a committee of the Trails and Open Space Coalition.