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Looking south from a rock fin in Greenlee Canyon in the Red Rock Canyon Open Space, both the upper and lower ponds near the pavilion are visible (and nearly full). Both were built for flood control by the Bock family, which owned the 790-acre property for roughly 80 years before selling it to Colorado Springs for public open space in 2003. See article. (Photo posted 3/10/14; updated with two more photos 3/16/14.)
Travers Jordan photo - special to the Westside Pioneer
Garden of the Gods
Record-number 233 volunteers for Garden cleanup at Earth Day event (posted 4/22/14)

Earth Day April 19: Big tent for Visitor Center; tree dedication at Rock Ledge (posted 4/13/14)

Restoration workdays in Garden of the Gods from April to June (posted 3/27/14)

Bighorns show up for their 'day' (people too) despite imperfect conditions (posted 2/20/14)

Annual bighorn event at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center Feb. 15 (updated 2/6/14)

GoG Visitor Center presentations (updated regularly) (updated 2/1/14)

Ranger reinforcements on the way for the Garden of the Gods (posted 1/17/14)

Stairwell widening begins GoG Visitor Center renovations (posted 1/17/14)


Red Rock Canyon
'Alternative' trail near original in Section 16 above Gold Camp Road (posted 4/10/14)

City Parks: Planned RRC pond outlet pipe (now on hold) wouldn't have worsened city flooding last summer (posted 4/1/14)

Photo essay: Red Rock Canyon staying wet through winter (posted 3/10/14; updated 3/16/14)

Additional presentations sought on Red Rock Canyon (posted 1/26/14)


Rock Ledge Ranch
Earth Day April 19: Big tent for Visitor Center; tree dedication at Rock Ledge (posted 4/13/14)


City/County Parks
County, volunteers to 'tackle the trash' April 26 (posted 4/17/14)

Plots available at Bear Creek Park's organic garden (posted 3/31/14; 4/2/14)

Meeting April 8 on Bear Creek Park easement fundraising (posted 3/27/14)

Volunteers sought for Dog Park's 'April Stools' (posted 3/25/14)

County commissioners OK fundraising for Bear Creek Park easement (posted 1/22/14)

Pikes Peak Road Runners hold 2 races at Norris-Penrose (posted 1/22/14)

County commissioners to get update on Bear Creek Park easement plan (posted 1/17/14)


Trails
'Alternative' trail near original in Section 16 above Gold Camp Road (posted 4/10/14)

Comment deadline March 27 for federal fish-saving plan in Bear Creek watershed (posted 3/20/14)

Unique bench added to the Midland Trail (posted 1/6/14; print date 8/22/13)

Volunteers build first part of S-16 trail option (posted 1/6/14; print date 6/6/13)


Bear Creek Nature Center
Volunteer program leaders sought for nature centers (posted 1/26/14)

Nature Center orientation meeting Jan. 25 (posted 1/18/14)


Norris-Penrose Event Center
Pikes Peak Road Runners hold 2 races at Norris-Penrose (posted 1/22/14)





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