Join us for the 2nd Northern Nature Center Public Meeting!
When: Monday, October 7 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Black Forest Fire and Rescue Station 1 (11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908)
What: Join Altitude Land Consultants and El Paso County Parks for a community meeting to hear about the exciting plans for a potential Northern El Paso County Nature Center and share your input.
Based on projected population growth and public surveys in the El Paso County Parks Master Plan in 2013, developing a nature center in the northern El Paso County was established as an objective. It was also identified as an objective in the 2017-2021 El Paso county Strategic Plan.
Altitude Land Consultants and Tremmel Design Group has been contracted to conduct the feasibility study to analyze and evaluate location, potential partnerships/collaborations, public support, revenue sources, construction costs, and long-term maintenance and staffing.
The mission of the nature centers is to connect visitors to their natural and cultural resources and inspire them to become stewards for the environment. With the long-term success of the existing nature centers, there is a community desire for a nature center in northern El Paso County. Community input is essential in determining the feasibility of location, potential partnerships and collaborations, as well as the long-term use and maintenance of a potential northern El Paso County Nature Center.