Provide supplies used by the city staff for school field trip programs that serve thousands of Colorado Springs school children.
Fund transportation costs for schools with limited finances so their students can participate.
Fund staff salaries associated with the school field trip program.
Funded the development of a new Junior Ranger program booklet that debuted in 2020.
Funded the Geology Walk stone markers on the Gateway Trail to help visitors understand the geology of the park.
FoGG purchased a new rattlesnake and bear pelt for use in classes, touch tables and school programs.
Members receive the FoGGhorn newsletter which is published and distributed quarterly
Periodic ‘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.
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 influence projects affecting the park, such as the 30th Street Improvement Project design.
Funded the purchase of a new maintenance utility vehicle for park ranger use. We coordinate monthly volunteer clean-up of 30th Street and the Mesa Overlook.
Funded the purchase of 15 new picnic tables designed for heavy, outdoor use for the Scotsman and South Spring Canyon picnic areas.
We attend and speak at City Parks Advisory Board meetings 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 the TOSC and the Visitor & 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 of the Gods.