Sep 25, 2019
What is about 40 times as heavy as a hippopotamus, 180 times as heavy as a grand piano, and 42 times as heavy as a car? Listen to this week’s episode to find out.
You can pitch in to have clean, healthy waterways in the Pikes Peak Region, starting September 28, in the 2019 Creek Week. Debbie Vitulli, co-chair of the Pikes Peak Library District’s Green Team, along with Green Team member Bill Thomas, talks to Alli Schuch about the upcoming Creek Week and how the event has grown since its inception in 2014. Schuch is outreach coordinator for the Fountain Creek Watershed District.
Learn surprising facts about our watershed and how much our collective and individual actions impact the water around us. Alli explains water quality issues our region faces and ways to participate in Creek Week, a popular annual event attracting hundreds of volunteers throughout the community.
Creek Week kicks off on September 28, 2019. You can form your own creek crew or join in one of over 40 public clean-ups. This is a fun opportunity to give back, and to enjoy and protect our public parks and trails.
Creek Week Kickoff at Fountain Creek Regional
Includes breakfast by The Picnic Basket
Clean n Crawl October 5 at the Peaks N Pines Brewery in Fountain (reserve a spot)
Fountain Creek Watershed District
About the PPLD Green Team
The Green Team is one of the partner organizations creating the Peak Environment podcast on Studio 809. The PPLD Green team recommends strategies for the library district to embrace and implement sustainable practices. Sustainable practices are those that provide for the long-term viability of economic, human and environmental resources, generally accomplished through reduction, re-use and recycling of consumable goods. The team promotes a culture of sustainability throughout the library district and works to build awareness of responsible environmental stewardship in the Colorado Springs community.
UPCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Energy Resource Center
114 W Rio Grande St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Pikes Peak Environmental
Southern Colorado Dark Skies Initiative
September 27, 2019
Noon to 2 pm
Margarita at Pine Creek
7350 Pine Creek Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Event is free; you buy your lunch
RSVP here; very important
September 28 - October 6, 2019
Largest watershed-wide cleanup in Colorado. All citizens are encouraged to participate individually in a public event or form a Creek Crew of your own! More information here
October 19, 2019, Noon to 4 pm
Stargazers Theatre & Event Center
Join the live audience participating in 3 podcast episodes
The following environment/sustainability organizations in the Pikes Peak region collaborate to produce the Peak Environment podcast about environmental stewardship, sustainable living and enlightened public policy in the Pikes Peak Region.
Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future
Pikes Peak Environmental Forum
Pikes Peak Library District Green Team
Pikes Peak Group of Sierra Club
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