News December 25, 2019

News December 25, 2019
News December 25, 2019
BIG Day Recap
The Trails and Open Space Coalition’s BIG Day was a BIG success! The achievement of surpassing 100 donors in 24 hours took the support of our entire community and we are thankful for everyone who donated, attended our events and spread the word about the BIG Day.  A huge thank you to REI and Tap Traders for hosting TOSC.
TOSC received 106 donations, raising $2150 to help support our parks, trails and open spaces! Thank you for being a part of our BIG day.
Park Update
New Bike Stand in CMSP
Cheyenne Mountain State Park now has a bicycle repair stand at the Limekiln Trailhead. Many thanks to Eagle Scout Jackson Hawker and to all of you who donated!
Upcoming Events
Member Hike – Snowshoeing at Mueller State Park
Sat. Jan 25, 8:00 – 1:00 pm
Mueller State Park
Lets go snowshoeing! Mueller is the perfect place to enjoy a winter outing. “Hiking Bob” Falcone, will lead this moderate 4-mile trek in a majestic snow-covered forest. Mueller State Park has stellar views of Pikes Peak and is home to abundant wildlife.
Visit Facebook Event or
Friends and Partner News
Rescue Run 2020
Wed. Jan 1, 8:30 – 12:30 pm
Palmer Park: 3650 Maizeland Rd
Ring in the New Year with a challenging 5K or 10K at Palmer Park. The Rescue Run has been a New Years Day tradition and local favorite since January 1, 1979! Bring your friends and family and start the New Year with some healthy competition. All proceeds benefit the El Paso County Search & Rescue.
First Day Hikes @ Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Wed. Jan 1, 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Red Rock Canyon: 3550 W High
9:00 – 11:00 am
Red Rock Immersion Hike: This easy to moderate 3 mile loop features several geologic and historic points of interest. This hike is perfect for those looking for a longer trail to start the New Year.
10:00 – 11:30 am
Scenic Views Hike: This easy, 2.5 mile loop hike features a walk through the canyon, views of surrounding areas from above the canyon, and historic sites.
Remember to dress for winter weather and be prepared for icy, muddy, and snowy trail conditions- traction devices are strongly recommended!
More info on Facebook.
First Day Hikes @ CMSP
Wed. Jan 1, 10:00 – 2:00 pm
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Sleet, snow or 20 below, come and enjoy the first day of 2020 with a hike! Choose from three different hikes ranging from 1, 3, and 5 miles long. All hikes will start at 10 a.m. from the Limekiln Trailhead. After you finish, stop by the Visitor Center for some hot chocolate. Fun swag giveaways and an all-around great time make this the best kickoff event to ensure you have a healthy and fabulous new year!
As you give this season, don’t forget to check with your employer because many businesses offer to match employees’ philanthropic donations. This is an easy way to essentially double your donation to TOSC.  If your employer has a matching gifts program, provide the following information:
TOSC Tax ID: 84-1156471
Address: 702 E. Boulder St. Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Contact Number: 719-633-6884
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