|L'Aura Montgomery of MECA and Commissioner Sallie Clark |
join Air Force Cadets at the October 2010 clean up effort.
|Nicknamed "Grafitti Falls", the Rainbow Falls area is marred |
by paint, trash and environmental hazards.
Background on Rainbow Falls
In April 2010, the El Paso Board of County Commissioners obtained ownership of the 4.9 acre Rainbow Falls property – complete with beautiful waterfalls and other scenic landscape along Fountain Creek. In the late 1800's, Rainbow Falls was a popular picnic stop for travelers along the historic wagon trail through Ute Pass. In recent years, the property has been plagued with graffiti in addition to erosion and environmental issues.
Rainbow Falls’ restoration efforts are a true public-private collaborative involving a number of agencies, community partners and citizens at-large; including: El Paso County; Manitou Springs; Manitou Environmental Citizens Action (M.E.C.A.); Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce; Trails and Open Space Coalition; Fountain Creek Restoration Committee; Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway District; and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Information courtesy of El Paso County*