by Pam Zubeck
We all like to hike the county's trails and enjoy its parks, but there's a lot of work in keeping them up. Why not lend a hand and invest some sweat equity?
El Paso County Parks and Leisure Services is hosting a parks clean-up day that begins at Bear Creek and Fountain nature centers on Saturday, Sept. 25. Mark your calendars.
Colorado Springs, September 9, 2010 — On Saturday, September 25, families throughout El Paso County are invited to assemble in Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to assist with parks clean-up and enhancement projects—including tree planting, creek cleaning, weed removal and trail renovations. The El Paso County Parks Division will provide all tools and instructions for the day’s tasks, in addition to a free lunch and wrap-up barbecue dinner at both venues. Citizens who plan to participate at either Bear Creek or Fountain Creek Nature Centers are asked to contact the designated numbers below no later than Wednesday, September 22.
Bear Creek Nature Center: 719-520-6387
Fountain Creek Nature Center: 719-520-6745
El Paso County’s Stewardship Day at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers is part of a national initiative entitled “No Child Left Inside Day,” which encourages children to reconnect with the great outdoors through recreational and nature-related events and activities. A special thanks to REI for co-sponsoring this event.