Campus community members are invited to participate in a clean up of the Fountain Creek watershed as well as final events of the Bike Month Challenge.
The 4th annual Creek Week kicks off Sept. 30-Oct. 8 for the Fountain Creek watershed. UCCS adopted a segment of the creek through the City of Colorado Springs Adopt-a-Waterway Program.
Last year, more than 2,000 community members took their part in cleaning the watershed. Students, faculty and staff are invited to clean the Templeton Gap Floodway 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 4. Sign up to volunteer.
Kimberly Reeves, sustainability program manager, Office of Sustainability, shared Bike Month Challenge by the numbers:
- 54 bike commuters
- 419 individual rides
- 2,836 miles collectively biked
- 101 gallons of gas saved
- 1,965 pounds of CO2 reduced
- 87,910 calories burned
“We’d like to increase participation so we can better understand the needs of our cycling community in regard to infrastructure, community and education,” Reeves said.
A Bike Month finale is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center’s S.O.L.E. Center Patio.