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  • Greenway Cleanup Aug 8

    By on August 5, 2015

    Urban Singletrack, Springs Rescue Mission and partners are sponsoring monthly cleanups on the South Greenway. The August 8th event is special, with free coffee before and beer after, a FUNraiser for Urban Singletrack and a cruiser ride.

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  • Incline Ambassadors Needed!

    By on August 4, 2015

    People throwing trash and cutting switchbacks are damaging the Incline and Barr Trail.

    Incline Friends, with assistance from the Trails and Open Space Coalition and the Friends of Ruxton Canyon, are starting an Incline Ambassador program in the month of August to help educate people to pack out trash and stay on the trails.

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  • Falcon Regional Park Public Meeting Aug 11

    By on August 4, 2015

    Take a look at the design for Phase 1 of the new Falcon Regional Park Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 to 8 pm, at the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center, 10301 Angeles Road, Peyton. There will be a presentation followed by an open house where you can provide input.

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  • Bear Creek Watershed Update 2015

    By on August 3, 2015

    The US Forest Service has released its draft decision regarding the restoration of the Bear Creek Watershed. The new plan calls for decommissioning trails and creating new, more sustainable trails within the watershed in order to protect the endangered Greenback Cutthroat Trout.

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  • 2015 Members-only adventures with TOSC!

    By on July 30, 2015

    Join TOSC on our Member Adventures–hikes and outings designed to give you the most updated information and on-the-ground experience with our trails and open spaces, some of which are not yet open to the general public. Remember, these adventures and events are for TOSC Members only. See below for how to join us.

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  • Call for Art–Canvases in the Cañon

    By on July 29, 2015

    Call for art! Participate in Canvases in the Cañon Art Show 8/22 at Helen Hunt Falls Visitors Center, North Cheyenne Cañon Park. from 10– 4, Sat, 8/22, 2015. Free shuttle bus for visitors from 10 – 2. Entries, 2 or 3-dimensional pieces with a preferred focus on Pikes Peak Region. Scenes of N Cheyenne Cañon of special interest. Exhibit entry

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  • Pull Weeds in Bear Creek Park on Aug 1.

    By on July 29, 2015

    Is trail work too much for you, but you’d like to help our parks? Come out for a weed-pulling day in Bear Creek Park! With all the rain we’ve been getting, the weed crop is high and ready to seed, so it’s important to get them now.
    Saturday, August 1, 9 am – noon, Bear Creek Regional Park.

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  • New bike lanes called “death trap.”

    By on July 22, 2015

    New bikes lanes installed on Austin Bluffs Boulevard near the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are drawing criticism and anger from cyclists.
    Bike lanes cross several lanes of traffic on the busy street, hug a concrete barrier, and offer little protection to cyclists. A new trail on the far side of the concrete barrier, which offers protection and connection to other routes, is neither signed nor indicated as an alternative to braving Austin Bluffs.

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  • Volunteer for the ADT Marathon Sept 5, 6, and 7.

    By on July 22, 2015

    Pikes Peak Road Runners and the Trails and Open Space Coalition need your help on Labor Day weekend, September 5, 6 and 7. The American Discovery Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, and Kids Runs requires close to 250 volunteers, and serves as a major annual fundraiser for TOSC.

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  • What’s in a word, or 30 or 100?

    By on July 18, 2015

    Colorado Springs is the only Colorado city with a 30 word limit for a ballot question. That’s not many. For important questions concerning funding Stormwater or Trails/Open Space, the Trails and Open Space Coalition think voters deserve a clear explanation of what they are voting for ( or against). We propose increasing the limit to 100 to better communicate future ballot measures.

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