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 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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Cars In Parks

Cars in Parks survey: To prevent overcrowding and to encourage social-distancing, many Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) parks saw internal park roads and parking lots closed during the summer. This survey will allow you to share general opinions of closing roads and parking lots within DPR parks, and will also focus on certain parks that we need to hear community input on. This survey will close NOVEMBER 2, 2020. SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParkRoads It is important to note that Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) considers many factors when evaluating whether continued closure, or partial closure, of a park road would be appropriate (e.g.,): If the park is

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