Red Rock Friends fundraiser underway

       The Friends of Red Rock Canyon is sponsoring an on-line silent auction to help raise matching funds for a $5,000 challenge grant. The auction item is a hardbound collection of 41 Red Rock Canyon photos donated by photographer Rhonda Van Pelt.
       The Friends group, formed in 2004, supports Red Rock Canyon Open Space in conjunction with Colorado Springs Parks. Among the group's future plans are partnering with City Parks to develop interpretive signs for planned geology and history trail loops, as designated in the park master plan.
       The challenge grant, donated by a member of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon's Board of Directors, offers to match any contributions, up to $5,000, which the organization receives during the remainder of the year.
       Examples of Van Pelt's Red Rock Canyon photos are posted on the Friends of Red Rock Canyon website: Silent auction bids may be submitted by e-mail to The silent auction will continue through Dec. 10.

From a press release