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Hello, my name is Kurt Trujillo and I am working on an Adopt-A-Waterway project with Colorado State University, Colorado Springs Utilities and the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District. We are looking for companies, schools, organized groups, and individuals who may be interested in getting involved with this project. The program asks for groups to adopt a ¼ to ½ mile section of the creek and commit to trash and debris clean up at least 2 times a year. Our goal is to get volunteer groups to help clean up Fountain Creek from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to the junction of Fountain Creek and the Arkansas River in Pueblo. The program is a great way to get your employees, students, family and friends involved in protecting one of our greatest resources. Remember, that we are all downstream and it’s up to each of us to keep our waters clean!!
The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control & Greenway District is a non-profit 501(C3) entity and donations of goods and services could be tax deductible. We will have the Adopt-A-Waterway kick off service event on April 21 st; I am looking to have groups signed up before April 6th. It is not required that you attend the kickoff event to be involved in the program, but we would love to have you there.Public support is essential for the success of the project. Please forward this message to anyone that might be willing to get involved and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
On Saturday April 21, the Fountain Creek Flood Control and Greenway District, Colorado Springs Utilities, and Colorado State University will host an Earth Day clean up event at Clear Spring Ranch. This is also the kick off event for the Adopt-A-Waterway Program!
Please join us from 9:30am to 12:30pm as we clean up flood debris from the banks of Fountain Creek. After lunch we will have opportunities for nature walks, bird watching, mountain biking, a driving tour of a Colorado Springs Utilities creek project, and weather permitting, a canoeing demonstration.
The park is located in the Fountain Valley area and is owned by Colorado Springs Utilities and managed by the County’ Parks Department. The 970-acre site features grasslands and foothills ecosystems, and riparian habitat alongFountain Creek. The park is adjacent to wooded areas that are home to a variety of wildlife species. Deer, fox, turkey and a variety of songbirds and raptors make this a wonderful oasis just south of Fountain.
- Kurt Trujillo
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