RMW's Wild & Scenic Film Festival Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:30 PM Reception, 7 PM Screening Denver's SIE FilmCenter 2510 East Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
Wild Connections will be tabling and is a sponsor of Rocky Mountain Wild's 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Denver.
Join us for an evening of award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected not only for their great visual stories, but also to inspire and motivate us to continue to keep the Rocky Mountains wild.
The films being promptly at 7 PM, with an opening reception from 5:30-7 PM, at which time you can speak with some of the filmmakers, take part in direct actions at RMW's Citizens Action Hub, and visit with other local non-profits, like Wild Connections!
Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Trailhead to Trailhead time)
Join members of Wild Connections, the Pikes Peak Group of The Sierra Club, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition for a moderate hike in the McIntyre Hills Wilderness Study Area, a low-elevation area along the Arkansas River west of Royal Gorge that is filled with rocky canyons and teeming with wildlife.
Learn how areas such as this serve as connecting links for wildlife.
This five mile moderate hike along a dry canyon bottom will involve elevation gain of approximately 600 feet.
Bring lunch, water, boots suitable for off-trail hiking, and clothing suitable for the weather conditions.
Snow is possible this time of the year and may make some change of route or location necessary.
A carpool from Colorado Springs will meet at 8:30 a.m.
Jim Lockhart leading a McIntyre Hills hike. Photo Kate Spinelli
Sunset City Gulch Day Hike,
Grape Creek Proposed Wilderness
Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Trailhead to Trailhead time)
Sunset City Gulch, a scenic, wooded valley, traverses the west end of the Grape Creek Proposed Wilderness.
This moderately strenuous, on-and-off trail hike covers six miles while gaining 600 feet elevation.
A loop hiking route is possible. Learn about the future of the proposed Wilderness and nearby BLM Lands with Wilderness Characteristics. Expect shallow amounts of snow underfoot. Bring sturdy, water resistant boots, clothes appropriate for the weather forecast, water, lunch, and usual dayhike essentials.
This trip is sponsored by Pikes Peak Group Sierra Club, Wild Connections, and Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. Maximum 15 participants. A Colorado Springs carpool will depart at 7:45 AM.
For more trip and carpool information and required registration, contact John Stansfield, 303-660-5849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 5:00 PM, Friday, February 9.
Sangre de Cristo Mountains over Sunset City Gulch. Photo John Stansfield
Wild Connections Karma (Happy) Hour
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 PM Bristol Brewing Company
1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
On Tuesday, February 13, Bristol Brewing Company in Colorado Springs will be benefiting Wild Connections thorugh its weekly Karma Hour event. Every Tuesday night between 6 and 8 p.m., Bristol donates a dollar from every pint sold to a chosen nonprofit. This is one of their ways of giving back to the community.
On February 13th, Wild Connections is the chosen nonprofit, so this money will go toward helping us to preserve wild areas in the region and the region-wide connecting links that keep the ecosystem intact.
This is also an opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from Wild Connections, and to learn more about Wild Connections, what we do, and what our plans are for 2018 and beyond.
Bristol Brewing is an independent brewery and pub located in the former Ivywild School, a vibrant community market place and gathering spot in Colorado Springs, just south of the downtown and is accessible from the Tejon Street exit to I-25. It has created a whole stable of innovative and sustainably produced beers. The pub offers a full menu of meals and appetizers.