Sprucing up Bear Creek’s new pavilion

       Volunteers work with Bear Creek Nature Center staff May 19 to add some low-water plants around the pavilion – dubbed the Outdoor Classroom – that was recently installed near the center. The pavilion was made possible by $48,000 that was fund-raised by the non-profit El Paso County Parks Naturalist Docent Organization, $20,000 from the county's conservation trust (lottery) fund and a grant for just under $12,000 from Greater Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). Equipped with electricity, the facility is available for rental to schools and other educational groups.

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