May 31, 2022
A dry winter, long-term drought, and record low levels in major Colorado River reservoirs have all of us wondering what we can do to minimize our water consumption. Kate Larson of Resource Central shares how the organization is helping communities implement programs to encourage homeowners to conserve water.
City of Fountain Conservation and Sustainability Manager Katie Helm also shares the response from community members and why being able to partner with another organization to administer these services is so invaluable. (Resource Central is helping the city of Fountain with Lawn Replacement, Slow the Flow (irrigation evaluations), a smart controller program, and seminars).
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of information and inspiration - property owners can share water
conservation tips and experience
Three Videos Shown by Kate:
Waterwise Yard Transformation
Bee Friendly Yard Beautifies the
Lawn Replacement Program: How It
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This episode was recorded at the Sustainability in Progress (SIP) virtual event on May 18, 2022. Sustainability in Progress is a monthly program of the Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future. Join us (free) the third Wednesday of every month.
The mission of Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future is to promote regional sustainability and advance the Pikes Peak region's sustainability plan (PPR2030) through regional collaboration and outreach. Connect with us at peakalliance.org
June 15, 2022
8 to 9 am
In-Person or Virtual
740 West Caramillo Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Planting for a Healthy Watershed
Join CO Native Plant Society Executive Director Maggie Gaddis and Fountain Creek Watershed District Interim Executive Director Alli Schuch at the newly revived Kathleen Marriage Garden at Sondermann Park. We'll talk about the history of the garden, how it was brought back to life, how you can incorporate native plants and help support a healthy watershed. This is an outdoor event at the garden.
Advance registration required to
attend the virtual version of this meeting:
June 11-12, 2022
302 El Paso Blvd.
Manitou Springs, CO
For information and registration, call Dylan Roberts: 719-650-5697
June 24-26, 2022
Orient Land Trust
For information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Colorado Springs Office of Innovation
Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future
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