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Last Weekend for Treecycle

If you haven't recycled your Christmas tree yet, please consider doing so through El Paso County's Treecycle Program (El Paso County's press release is below). El Pomar Youth Sports Park is a beneficiary of the donations which help us to maintain our fields. Special thanks to El Paso County staff for their leadership of this program and to all the other partners including the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Top Resources, Dick's Sporting Goods, Asplundh, The Gazette and SB Porta Bowl. We also want to thank our Treecycle Site Volunteers including Harrison High School Football, Lewis Palmer High School Lacrosse, Pikes Peak Sharp Shooters Lacrosse, and Boy Scout Troops 7, 194 and 268.

Last Weekend for TreeCycle Program

Seven Convenient Collection Sites Open This Saturday and Sunday

This is the last weekend for the El Paso County TreeCycle program to assist all County citizens with the safe and convenient disposal and recycling of natural grown Christmas trees. Seven convenient “Treecycle” drop-off locations countywide will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Designated Treecycle Locations:
• Baptist Road Trailhead ……….. Baptist Road and Old Denver Highway
• Falcon Trailhead ……………… Southwest of Woodmen Road and McLaughlin Road
• Cottonwood Creek Park ………. Dublin Boulevard and Montarbor Drive
• Sky Sox Stadium ……………… Barnes Road and Tutt Boulevard
• Rock Ledge Ranch ……………. Gateway Road (to Garden of the Gods) and 30th Street
• Memorial Park ………………… Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard

Rocky Top Resources, 1755 E. Las Vegas Street, will operate as an extended Treecycle site through January 31, from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays (closed Sundays).

A $5 minimum tax-deductible donation per tree supports community youth sports programs through Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc. and other local nonprofits. All decorations should be removed before a tree is dropped off. The trees are ground into mulch at the TreeCycle sites and free mulch will be available at all locations. Those interested in the free mulch need to bring their own tools to load into their vehicles.

“The Treecycle program is a great service to residents that is made possible through unique collaborations between many organizations in El Paso County,” said Eric Parthen, Executive Director of Colorado Springs Youth Sports. “In spite of the weather, we had nearly 2,000 citizens come to recycle their trees last weekend and we are expecting even bigger numbers during these last two days.”

For more information on the Treecycle program visit: www.TreecycleCOS.org

El Paso County Treecycle sponsors and partners include: El Pomar Youth Sports Park; El Paso County; Rocky Top Resources; The Gazette; SB Porta Bowl; City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services; Asplundh; Dick’s Sporting Goods; and Colorado Springs Utilities.

Eric Parthen can be contacted at (719) 330-9984 or at EParthen@csyouthsports.org.

Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239
DaveRose@elpasoco.com

http://news.elpasoco.com/Pages/default.aspx?ReleaseID=1312

El Pomar Youth Sports Park

2212 Executive Circle,

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Phone. 719-630-0168

Email. vmartin@csyouthsports.org