County park board seeks volunteer advocates

The front range is reflected in wetlands off of the Fountain Creek Trail in this 2013 photo. [Express photo/Regan Foster/file]

Three positions open for associate members

If you love the great outdoors and want to have a positive impact on the region’s open spaces, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners wants to hear from you.

The county is now accepting applications for three associate members of its Park Advisory Board. These community-minded advisors are tasked with stepping in when the regular board lacks the number of regular members necessary to reach a quorum. That means, according to the board’s 2020 bylaws, if four or fewer regular board members are present, an associate may be called to the table to cast a vote.

The nine-member Park Advisory Board reviews and comments on proposals related to park policies, procedures and objectives. It is also charged with making formal recommendations on the parks to the county board.

Applications are available at bocc.elpasoco.com/volunteer. Completed forms may be mailed to Board of El Paso County Commissioners, Attn: Ingrid Mobley, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 100, Colorado Springs, 80903; faxed to 719-520-6397; or emailed to volunteer@elpasoco.com.

Fountain Creek Regional Trail, which starts at El Pomar Youth Sports Complex just south of Harrison High School in Southeast and follows the creek to the Fountain Creek Nature Center and beyond, is among the parks, trails and open spaces that fall under county jurisdiction.

The Park Advisory Board meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. The remaining 2020 meeting dates are:

  • Feb. 12
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • Aug. 12
  • Sept. 9
  • Oct. 14
  • Nov. 11
  • Dec. 9

Volunteer applications are available here. Completed forms may be mailed to Board of El Paso County Commissioners, Attn: Ingrid Mobley, 200 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 100, Colorado Springs, 80903; faxed to 719-520-6397; or emailed to volunteer@elpasoco.com. Applications are due by March 2.

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