If you have an idea of how to improve our open space please share it with us. Your friends’ group Board of Directors is looking for suggestions and we will consider all reasonable ideas. Please contact us here .
The Friends of Red Rock Canyon officially endorses Trails and Open Space Coalition’s position supporting a “YES” vote in the TABOR (Taxpayers Bill of Rights) retention proposal coming up on November’s ballot. If passed, seven million dollars will fund ten specific trail, parks and open space projects. If defeated, citizens will receive a thirty one dollar refund on some future utility bill. For much more information on this ballot issue, go to Trails and Open Space Coalition’s website here.
TOPS is hosting two Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops in October for Friends Groups, partners, and interested outdoor advocates. Here is a description and a link to each workshop:
TOPS is upping the stewardship game and has recently partnered with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. This partnership solidifies our commitment to promoting environmental stewardship via responsible recreation in all of the properties we are so lucky to manage. Each year, “The Center” chooses 12 locations as “Gold Standard Sites.” Essentially, being chosen as one of these sites will show that we are setting the bar for stewardship and creating a model for other agencies to follow. Our goal is to turn all of our TOPS properties into Gold Standard Sites. So far, Colorado only has one (Roxborough State Park). In order to do this we need your help!
I’ve attached the criteria to become a Gold Standard Site to this email. One of the criteria involves hosting Leave No Trace trainings sessions for all partners, Friends groups, volunteers, etc. in hopes that those folks will share their knowledge and help to increase positive behavior changes throughout our natural areas. Thus, TOPS is hosting three, 2-hour Leave No Trace Awareness Workshops throughout the month of October in order to connect with all of the Friends groups associated with TOPS properties. Please encourage your group to join one of these trainings and help TOPS get the gold!
Thursday, October 17th (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Saturday, October 26th (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.)