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What's Happening at Fountain Creek Nature Center


April 11, 2018

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit

2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Hooray for Hatchlings April 12, 9- 10:15 a.m.

Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Prepaid reservations required 719-520-6745. Limit 24 participants.

Tackle the Teasel April 14, 10 a.m. - Noon

Learn about native and invasive plant species while helping to restore the wetlands to their native condition! Remove invasive plants that “steal” water from native plants and help with other projects too. Tools provided, bring work gloves. Limit of 40 people. Free!

S’mores Quest April 20, 6 - 8 p.m.

Solve puzzles and complete challenges around the nature trail to earn s’mores supplies. Then enjoy gourmet s’mores around a campfire. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.

Great American Clean-up April 21, 9 a.m.

Join the community in this effort to complete cleanup projects at parks, trails, creeks, and roadways. To volunteer, please visit All ages welcome!

Girl Scout Day April 28, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadets register for fun, hands-on sessions to meet badge requirements for the following badges:

9-11 a.m. - Daisies - Buddy Camper, 9-11 a.m. - Brownies - Cabin Camper

1-3 p.m. - Brownies - Outdoor Adventurer, 1-3 p.m. - Juniors - Eco Camper

1- 3 p.m. - Cadets - Outdoor Survival, Daisies $4, Brownies, Juniors & Cadets $5 per badge activity. Limit of 30 per session. Prepaid reservations required.

Volunteers Needed

Fountain Creek and Bear Creek Nature Centers are taking applications for volunteers. Volunteers support El Paso County Parks by serving as information receptionists at nature centers, leading interpretive programs, participating in special events, conducting community outreach programs, and engaging in special projects. Active members must complete interpretive volunteer training and contribute a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service annually. Learn more about volunteer opportunities by contacting Paula Megorden, volunteer consultant, at 719-520-6387 or [email protected]


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