Manitou CATS Projects

Who is (What is) Manitou  CATS

Starting in 2014  trail users and nature lovers around the Pikes Peak region  started  taking responsibility for developing and maintaining the trails, parks   and open spaces we all use.  The word “Manitou”  means “Great Spirit ” to the Algonquin tribe.   Nature is a path available to all  to find balance, connection and joy.  Trails protect nature from human over use.  It is up to our community to protect and sustain the beauty around us for future generations.

We are focused on creating enjoyable, safe and worthwhile outdoor stewardship projects for volunteers.  Lately however  we have branched out to support outdoor projects that builds community spirit and helps the environment in many different ways.  Thanks for helping.
There is a spin-off group called CATS Corps, which is made up of crew leaders and highly experience trail builders.  The CATS Corps takes on more technical projects and they work in small groups when they can.

Manitou CATS   2021 Projects

This year starting on Sunday  June 13 we opening up our trail workdays to the public again.  Volunteer must be vaccinated for Covid 19 .   We will spread out the physical work so there is appropriate social distancing.

Workdays are Sundays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (beer/beverage  to follow each workday at a Covid 19 safe place)

PS:  Remember to bring: gloves, working shoes, liter of water, sun screen, clothing layers, Face Masking for Covid 19 protection and whatever you need for a day Multiracial Hands Surrounding the Earth Globeoutdoors in Colorado. See dates and volunteer registration links to the right.

 Contact us at:   or  719-321-5354


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