Mayor’s ‘Spirit of the Springs’ cleanup comes to Bear Creek

       More than 50 volunteers joined Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach in a maintenance project at El Paso County's Bear Creek Regional Park the morning of June 16.

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach (dark short sleeves, by wheelbarrow) and County Community Services Director Tim Wolken (far right) help collect rocks for placement in parking lot islands during the mayor's county-aiding Spirit of the Springs workday June 16 at Bear Creek Regional Park.
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       Focusing west of 21st Street and off Argus Boulevard, the work parties placed 25 tons of rocks in parking lot islands, re-stained the wood planter beds by the tennis courts and repainted some exercise equipment, according to Tim Wolken, county Community Services director, who was among the volunteers.
       The project was set up through Bach's Spirit of the Springs Park Cleanup program, in which the mayor helps with projects “where volunteers are most needed” monthly in different parts of the community, according to Cindy Aubrey of his staff.
       “Our Spirit of the Springs Park Cleanups are a great way to build community,” Bach said. “We've had a terrific time getting together with volunteers from all over the city. Weekends are precious to people and these folks who come out to volunteer on a Saturday, that is a real demonstration of commitment to community and we thank them.”
       For information on future projects, call Donna Nelson of the mayor's staff at 385-5477 or e-mail her at

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