El Paso County, CO, July 7, 2017 – El Paso County is having a party. And all are invited to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fountain Creek Nature Center at a free open house on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At the event, community leaders will share their memories about this important gem where the slogan is, “Where there is water, there is life.” An anniversary cake will be cut. And visitors can take a tour the nature center that was expanded in 2014, explore the Watershed Exhibit, catch some bugs, explore pond critters, visit Discovery Tables staffed by Junior Docents, get a glimpse of plans for the new cultural history exhibit titled, “Fountain Creek is the Pathway of History,” and sign up for fall programs. Special water magic shows featuring Bruce Black will start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
For a quarter of a century El Paso County’s award winning Fountain Creek Nature Center has connected tens of thousands of people to their natural and cultural resources and has inspired many to become stewards of the parks and the environment through public programs, school field trips, nature camps and special events.
The nature center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817. To get there, visitors can take Interstate 25, Exit 132A at Mesa Ridge Parkway, head east and turn right on to U.S. 85/87 (North Santa Fe Avenue). Then visitors will travel south to Cattail Marsh Road and turn right into the Fountain Creek Nature Center parking lot.
For more information, contact the nature center at 719-520-6745.