Rock Ledge Ranch
3202 Chambers Way
Free events planned:
Arbor Day ceremony, 9 a.m.
Youth volunteer tree planting and erosion-control project, 10 a.m.
Apple-tree planting, 10 a.m.
Free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch living history demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
1805 N. 30th St.
Free events planned:
Garden of the Gods park and trail clean-up, 9 a.m. (sign-up at 8:30)
Nature walks, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Sweet Water American Indian Dancers, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Live birds of prey on display, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pikes Peak Earth Day Expo and Film Festival
Palmer High School, 301 N. Nevada Ave.
Free admission; contact Carol Bruce-Fritz,
719/471-0910 ext. 102
Includes live music, free food and a program to help you determine your personal "ecological footprint."
"Biosolid Recycling," 1-1:45 p.m., presented by the Recycling Coalition of Colorado Springs
"Sustainability and Environmental Management System (SEMS) at Fort Carson," 1-1:45 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m., presented by Fort Carson DECAM (Directorate of Environmental Compliance and Management)
"Alternative Vehicle Fuels and Why You Can't Afford Not to Buy a Hybrid," 2-2:45 p.m., presented by Teri Ulrich of Clean Cities
"Home Xeriscaping," 3-3:45 p.m., presented by the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
"Conservation Easements: Preserving Open Space in the Community," 4-4:45 p.m., presented by Dave VanDerWege of Palmer Land Trust
"Permaculture Principles: Sustainability and Alternatives," 4-4:45 p.m., presented by Gary Deetz, certified permaculture designer and master gardener
A Child's Garden of Peace: Seeding the Future, 1:30 p.m., 24 minutes
Mama Earth, 3 p.m.,
Seattle-based filmmaker Leslie Bloom Van-Ee will attend the festival and offer a public Q&A session afterward.
The Great Warming,
5 p.m., 77 minutes
Film advisers David Schaller and Christopher Juniper will introduce the film and offer a public Q&A session afterward.
Pikes Peak Group of the Sierra Club
Helps protect our natural heritage by joining in political action. The group represents El Paso County, plus parts of Teller, Park and Elbert counties. rmc.sierraclub.org/ppg
Friends of the Peak
Dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring Pikes Peak. fotp.com
Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful
Helps keep Colorado Springs clean and safe through varied projects, including monthly roadside and transient camp clean-ups.
Palmer Land Trust
Comprised of individuals, families and businesses dedicated to the permanent protection of open space and natural lands in southeastern Colorado.
Solidarity of Hope
Creates sustainable community gardens
and completes other projects in the area.
Trails and Open Space Coalition
Works to preserve open space and rural land, and to create a network of trails, bikeways and greenways in the Pikes Peak region.
A sustainable field campus west of
Colorado Springs that conducts research, education and leadership programs.
Links to student environmental groups at Colorado College, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College can be found online at csindy.com.