Fund elementary school field trip programs for thosuands of Colorado Springs school children.
Fund tuition-free educational programs and transportation grants for schools in poor neighborhoods
Some members are trained by park staff to lead school groups through the park.
Provide funding for Bighorn Sheep Day, Earth Day, Fossil Day, and the Full Moon Hike.
Our funding helps support annual programs for observing rarely seen falcons, swifts and brown bats.
Initiated development of a new Junior Ranger program that debuted in 2016.
Members receive the FOGGhorn newsletter which is published and distributed quarterly
Monthly ‘E-blasts’ provide the latest news and details for members-only social events.
The FOGG board publishes articles in local newspapers to increase awareness of FOGG.
Our members participate in exclusive social events and field trips led by local experts
The annual membership meeting, hosted and catered by our board, includes an address by our president and entertainment
Our annual fund-raising luncheon follows the December Audubon bird count
Preservation, Restoration and Advocacy
We contribute tens of thousands of dollars to Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) each year for trail restoration and re-vegetation of the Park
We are the catalyst for many park improvements, including new restrooms, traffic monitoring, and erosion control measures
Funded the repair of the rock wall at the Jaycee Plaza.
Our members led park clean-up efforts on Earth Day.
We Coordinate monthly volunteer clean-up of 30th Street.
We attend and speak at City Parks Advisory Board meetings and TOPS and City Council meetings in support of Garden of the Gods.
Community Involvement and Fundraising
We maintain close relationships with organizations focused on Garden of the Gods: the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, Visitor & Nature Center Staff, Garden of the Gods Foundation, RMFI, TOSC, and the Trading Post.
Every year, along with our TOSC and the Nature Center, we host the Moonlight Hike in the Garden
We participate in the Advisory Forum of Friends Groups established by the City Parks Department.
Our annual fundraiser raises thousands of dollars to support the Garden