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Special Interest: Envision Shooks Run. Named after 1865 pioneer settlers Peter and Denton Shook, Shooks Run is a 4-mile historical drainage basin and stream corridor east of downtown Colorado Springs. The area runs north to south through Patty Jewett Golf Course, along the eastern edge of downtown and empties into Fountain Creek. Envision Shooks Run is a community-driven plan to improve the aging infrastructure and make the corridor much better at the same time with destination elements, parks, connected trails and a cleaner creek. http://www.envisionshooksrun.com

Legacy Loop is an approximately 10 mile trail, park and recreation loop around downtown Colorado Springs defined by the Pikes Peak Greenway on the west and south, the Shooks Run trail on the east, and the Rock Island Corridor to the north.  It is a way to connect, create, and protect our community value, inspired by the legacy and vision of Colorado Springs’ founder General William Jackson Palmer. Palmer’s dream was of a vibrant, livable city where the essential functions of mobility and access are linked to our parks, open space and trails.

The Legacy Loop is a designated project of the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, which seeks to promote economic development in our community. The Greenway Fund is the primary community fundraising partner for the Legacy Loop and accepts financial contributions on behalf of the Legacy Loop project for ongoing construction and improvement needs. Donors who make their gifts of $250 or more through Enterprise Zone are eligible to receive a Colorado state tax credit equal to 25% of their donation, in addition to regularly federal and state tax benefits. Qualified donations must be mailed to The Greenway Fund and made payable by check to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone” with the words “Legacy Loop” in the memo line (we will also need the last four digits of your Social Security number to process the transaction).
Mailing address:
The Greenway Fund
PO Box 1976
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Please contact Christine with the Greenway Fund, at info@greenwayfund.org to learn more about this great way to invest in our region.

Creek Week will be the recipient of proceeds from this year’s Phantom Canyon Oktoberfest!

Get your tickets here and look for us at the event!

DON’T MISS THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL WATERWAYS ALONGSIDE THE FOUNDING BREWSHED® ALLIANCE! CLICK ON THIS LINK TO FIND AN EVENT CLOSE TO YOU.

OVERVIEW
The Fountain Creek Brewshed® Alliance is a program of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District. The Alliance’s goal is to engage citizens in conversations and actions that will lead to water protection and enhancement. The group consists of water resource and craft brewing industry professionals connecting our communities to the shared values of healthy watersheds and locally made beer through education and events. Email us for more info or to get involved with the Alliance: info@greenwayfund.org

HISTORY
The first Brewshed® Alliance was established in 2012 in Washington State. Oregon and Idaho followed. Fountain Creek Brewshed® Alliance is the first in Colorado, working throughout the Fountain Creek Watershed (Palmer Lake to Pueblo.)

OUR BREWERIES
This Colorado Springs Utilities’ “Changing the Current” video features Bristol Brewing, one of the first breweries in Colorado Springs to help establish the Fountain Creek Brewshed® Alliance.

What is the beer-water connection, you ask? Read more here.

Stop by and ask any of these Participating Breweries about the Alliance:
Bristol Brewing Company
Fieldhouse Brewing Company
Fossil Craft Beer
Great Storm Brewing
Peaks N Pines Brewery
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.
Pikes Peak Brewing Co.
Storybook Brewing
Smiling Toad Brewery