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El Paso County Nature Centers Named Tourism Superhero Team

October 19, 2021 – Visit Colorado Springs awarded El Paso County Nature Centers the Superhero Team Award during their annual Tourism Awards Celebration held October 14, 2021 at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. The Visit Colorado Springs Superhero Team Award recognizes an organization or business that went above and beyond in…

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November Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

October 13, 2021 – All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, jessicamiller@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/ Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Nature Adventures: Batty Bats Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November…

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Bear Creek Nature Center October and November Events

October 12, 2021 – All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status. Link to Program images https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E5tjnVcqJwtp3H1BbnaoPBvSXik_-DFg?usp=sharing Boo! At Bear Creek! Friday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Traverse the trails at Bear Creek Nature Center, meeting creepy creatures…

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October Events at Bear Creek Nature Center

September 20, 2021 – El Paso County Releases October Events at Bear Creek Nature Center All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status. Link to program images https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E5tjnVcqJwtp3H1BbnaoPBvSXik_-DFg?usp=sharing Creek Week Cleanup Saturday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.…

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Bear Creek Dog Park Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

September 15, 2021 – Starting on October 4, El Paso County Community Services Department will temporarily close public access to Bear Creek Dog Park for maintenance. The scheduled maintenance will continue through October 10, 2021. During the closure, crews will be onsite for forestry maintenance, trail restoration, and continued drainage improvements including: Forestry – hazard…

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October Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

September 13, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for October. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/. All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. Kids’ Morning Out: Invasive Intruders at the Park! Saturday, October…

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El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for September – October

August 9, 2021 – El Paso County Recreation Services Announces Events for September and October. All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call for current status. CONTACT: Theresa Odello, Recreation Coordinator, 719-520-6977, theresaodello@elpasoco.com ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Rainbow Falls Geology and History Talk Friday, September 10, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Did…

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El Paso County Launches Online Forum to Spur Ideas for Parks Future

September 1, 2021 – Parks are better when citizens have a voice in their planning and development. This is why El Paso County is proud to announce the launch of EPCountyParkPlan.com, an online forum allowing residents the ability to complete a survey and provide input for the 2021 El Paso County Parks Master Plan. EPCountyParkPlan.com…

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September Fountain Creek Nature Center Programming Released

August 12, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for August. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/. All programs require pre-registration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is extremely limited and programs are subject to change. Please call the nature center or check website for…