People and Pollinators; Adopt-A-Flowerbed; CPFAN Annual Meeting

April 27, People & Pollinators Program to launch CPFAN Annual Board Meeting CPFAN’s Annual Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 27 this year, instead of on our usual first Tuesday of the month due to unforeseeable problems. The meeting will begin with a program presented by Joyce Kennedy, Chief Coordinator for People & Pollinators Action Network (PPAN), a vital new organization in our community dedicated to protecting people and pollinators through sustainable practices. According to their website (peopleandpollinators.org): “OUR MISSION: People and Pollinators Action Network (PPAN) is protecting people and pollinators by advocating for healthy and safe pollinator habitats, promoting sustainable

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Adopt-A-Flowerbed for City Park; City Park Tours and Birdwatching March-May

CPFAN Vice President, Sandrea Robnett will host City Park: Brainstorming II on March 2, 6 pm based on the success of our last Brainstorming Session. Road closures, flowerbeds, pesticide use and handicap access were only some of the topics explored and aired in January. The discussions will be fun and lively with Sandy as your guide! Members are welcome to attend the Board Meeting to follow the program. The Zoom link is below: Topic: CPFAN March 2, 2021 Brainstorming II meeting Time: Mar 2, 2021 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/3113722000?pwd=NGkxSVdadXluL0ZqRVVvMTBSM2wvQT09 Meeting ID: 311 372

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CITY PARK FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS NATURE PLAY COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

  City Park Friends & Neighbors is co-hosting a Zoom Community Open House event with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) and Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) to discuss the creation of new natural play experiences in City Park. This event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 from 6-7:30 PM.  Register to attend the meeting by filling out this form. A link to join the meeting via Zoom will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the event. We look forward to connecting and answering your questions and receiving your ideas about this project. To learn

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City Park Resolutions for 2021; Richard E. Sopris, the “Father of City Park”

JOIN US ON JAN. 5 TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR SUPPORTING AND ENHANCING CITY PARK IN 2021! Please join us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6 pm. to share your ideas about City Park’s future. What would you like to see happen and continue to happen in the park in 2021? Pursuing volunteer opportunities like preparing and planting beds, adopting flower beds for specific attention, exploring the prospect of fewer cars in the parks, collaborating with East High School students on horticultural projects and rotating art installations are some of the ideas we have heard so far.

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GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

DESIGNS FOR “NEARBY NATURE” PLAY SPACES IN CITY PARK AT CPFAN’s DECEMBER 1 PROGRAM Please joins us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, December 1 at 6 pm. Jacqueline Altreuter, Director of Volunteer Engagement at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will present three possible new designs for the Museum’s “Nearby Nature” project and is eager to get the public’s reaction and ideas. “Nearby Nature” is a concept for a nature-based children’s play space extending from the DeBoer Canyon (south of the museum’s west entrance) to the small South Playground below. According to the Museum that is partnering with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation

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EAST HIGH STUDENTS HELP SPRUCE UP CITY PARK

As CPFAN continues discussions with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation about volunteer opportunities in City Park, new CPFAN Board member, Kelly Crosby organized a clean-up with twenty East High students providing the labor. East High Principal, John Youngquist,  gave the students a hearty send-off as the students, armed with DPR buckets and grabbers, crossed the esplanade and entered the park, spending the next few hours scouring the park for any trash. DPR Superintendent for the East District, Adam Smith, whose office is in the City Park pavilion, has reported that DPR staff has been slashed to 50% capacity. CPFAN is hopeful that

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