Manitou CATS 2019 Projects
Manitou CATS is an all volunteer group who work with Manitou Springs, El Paso County and Colorado Springs on mountain trails, parks and natural habitat in our area. This year we have two big projects. In the spring we will build a 25 rock steps and new trail in El Paso County’s new Rainbow Falls Park. In the fall we will build a 700 trail around the wicked FEMA steps on the Intemann Trail in Manitou.
This website’s also host articles, announcements and sign ups for the Manitou Springs Collaborative and Manitou Community Art Projects.(see menu above).
Generally our workdays will be the second Sunday of the month. Workdays will start in April through October. We usually meet at 7:55 AM at the work site parking lot or at the Manitou Free Parking Lot at 10 Old Man’s Trail. We will car pool from there to the project site and work until about 1:00 PM. Then it is off to a local tavern for a free friendly beer or beverage of your choice. Presently the date for 2018 are May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14. We have plenty of tools and trained crew leaders to help you learn the craft of mountain trail building. There are may jobs on a workday so you can always find work that is more or less strenuous. We need you to register for the workdays so we know how many tools and crew leaders to bring. However, you may also just show up on the day.
PS: Remember to bring: gloves, working shoes, liter of water, sun screen, clothing layers and whatever you need for a day outdoors in Colorado. Open to 16 years and up. [Children over 15 can come with a parent.]
See dates and volunteer registration links to the right.
Who is (What is) Manitou Cats
Starting in 2014 we Manitoids (residents and lovers of Manitou) are taking responsibility for developing and maintaining the trails, parks and open spaces we all use. We need to give back to this wonderful land and nature. It is up to our community to protect and sustain the beauty around us for future generations. So we have created MANITOU SPRINGS TRAIL CATS (originally called Coalition of Addicted Trail-builderS or Manitou CATS for short) to develop a pool of people who are willing to help. Basically we are a friends group for Manitou (or close to Manitou) trails and public land. We are focused on creating enjoyable, safe and worthwhile outdoor stewardship projects for volunteers.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-321-5354