Thanks to more than 250 first-year students from Colorado College, 4,800 pounds of litter was removed from Fountain Creek over two days as part of the City's largest Adopt-A-Waterway cleanup event since 2019.
The City's newest storm drain art installation was created by Erik Y, a student at Goodwill of Colorado Possibilities. His artwork was enlarged and fabricated into a removable vinyl seal, a new technique that opened the storm drain art program to people of all abilities to publicly share their... Read more
Capturing debris before it enters the stormwater system helps maintain a healthy stormwater system and helps prevent pollution from impacting our waterways. And that’s exactly what these innovative Gutter Bins do as they capture about 30 pounds of trash and debris a month that would have entered... Read more
A section of Sinton Trail that's been closed since January due to storm damage is now fenced off to prevent people from accessing the damaged portion of the trail. Since the trail was originally closed, it was discovered that a significant portion of the creek and embankment will need to be... Read more
Select from 20 cleanup sites in parks, trails and waterways throughout the region
Registration is now open for the public to participate in the Pikes Peak Great American Cleanup event Saturday, April 24.Volunteers may select from 20 sites throughout the region to clean parks, trails and waterways.
What started as a City Stormwater project to address long-standing flash flooding concerns quickly evolved into a larger collaborative project with Colorado Springs Utilities and City Trafﬁc Engineering to both reduce persistent ﬂooding and improve aging infrastructure.
FEMA Administrator Peter T. Gaynor met Mayor Suthers and Public Works Director Travis Easton at the Garden of the Gods detention facility to tour mitigation work in the area. The detention pond and additional mitigation work along Camp Creek are designed to protect Garden of the Gods Park, Rock... Read more
A project at Chelton Avenue and Santa Rosa Street will address long-standing roadway flooding and improve the neighborhood intersection. It is expected to last six to eight weeks, during which the intersection will be completely closed.
Recent improvements to Cottonwood Creek Trail, which runs parallel to Cottonwood Creek, have created a direct route stretching from the Wolf Ranch neighborhood, located east of Powers Boulevard, to downtown Colorado Springs via the Santa Fe Regional Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway.
The final planting of native grasses and shrubs in the far northeastern portion of Garden of the Gods Park completes the construction phase of a large detention facility to protect Garden of the Gods Park, Rockledge Ranch Historic Site and downstream neighborhoods from flooding during large storm... Read more