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El Paso County Unveils Trail Access Vehicles at Nature Centers

July 26, 2022 – El Paso County Community Services Department unveiled two Terrain Hoppers as part of the El Paso County Trailabilty Program today during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at Bear Creek Nature Center. El Paso County was able to acquire the vehicles with the generous support from The Independence Center. “Our open spaces…

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Fountain Creek Nature Center August Events

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: Messin’ with Mud Thursday, August 11, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 12, 9:00 a.m.…

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Bear Creek Nature Center August Programs and Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Kids Morning Out: Soaking Up the Sun Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Drop your child (ages…

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Adventure Begins at the 2022 El Paso County Fair

June 30, 2022 – Adventure Begins at the 2022 El Paso County Fair July 16 – 23 in Calhan, Colorado. 2022 will mark the 117th event honoring the County’s rich history and traditions, welcoming a new generation of fairgoers, and providing educational and entertainment to visitors of all ages. General Admission tickets are $8 for adults,…

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Park Advisory Board

June 8, 2022 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Park Advisory Board. Applications for the open position are due by June 24, 2022. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is currently seeking three citizens, one to represent District 5 (central…

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El Paso County Parks Invites the Public To Review the Homestead Ranch Regional Park Master Plan

June 3, 2022 – El Paso County Parks invites the public to review the draft Homestead Ranch Regional Park Master Plan. The Master Plan provides guidance for the next seven to ten years for capital improvements, construction of open space amenities, implementation of educational programs, and operations and maintenance. Located at the edge of Black Forest,…

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Fountain Creek Nature Center June Events

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: Munching Mantids Thursday, July 7, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 9:00 a.m. –…

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Bear Creek Nature Center July Programs and Events

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status. CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor 719-520-6388 maryjolewis@elpasoco.com Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com Night Sky/Milky Way Photography Workshops at the Paint Mines Friday, July 1, 9:00 p.m. – Saturday, July…

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El Paso County Receives Multiple NACo Achievement Awards

May 16, 2022 – El Paso County has been recognized with three Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. “El Paso County, Colorado, is a fantastic place to live and raise a family,” said El Paso County Board Chair Stan…

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Fountain Creek Nature Center June Events

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: Bugs for Lunch Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Children…