Peregrine Newsletter – April 2022
Welcome to our April 2022 Peregrine Newsletter! Our goal is to provide general neighborhood information and updates that will help build our Peregrine community.
In this newsletter you will find:Peregrine Master Association website.– Safety & Security Update – Neighborhood Watch re-established – Fire Mitigation – Register now for the first event – Park Ranger Update – Meet Elaine Freeth – Friends Group Update – Celebrate Earth Day events – Community Events – 2022 Summer Schedule – 2022 Board Meetings – Next meeting on Apr. 13 – Upcoming Important Dates You can find further information on our
Safety & Security Update
Re-establishing Neighborhood Watch
We are pleased to announce that the Peregrine HOA Board of Directors are re-establishing the Neighborhood Watch Program. According to CSPD:Neighborhood Watch is simply a group of neighbors willing to cultivate relationships and communicate regularly to help reduce incidences of crime in their neighborhood. Each group is educated in general crime prevention, how to safely observe suspicious activity, and how and when to report the activity (first to the Police and then to each other).You can view the details of the program in the Neighborhood Watch Handbook.
If you’d like to serve in the Neighborhood Watch Program for Peregrine, please email the Safety & Security Committee through our Contact Us form. Provide your name, email address, home address, and phone number. Then select “Safety & Security Committee” in the ‘Select who this email should go to’ section of the form.The Safety & Security Committee will be organizing a Neighborhood Watch Kick-Off meeting once we have enough participants. Stay tuned!
Peregrine Fire MitigationChipping Event Coming Soon
- Online registration for our Neighborhood Chipping Program is now active. You can register at any time for either event.
- Please keep in mind that you must sign-up if you want your piles chipped. If you do not sign-up, your piles will not be chipped by CSFD. They have been somewhat lenient on this process in the past but due to the expansion of this program, they are no longer allowed to pick up piles that have not been registered appropriately.
- Piles need to be within 5’ of the road, stacked in 5’x5’x5’ dimensions with cut ends facing the road. You can do as many piles as you want, but you can’t do a single, 20’ long pile of slash. CSFD will not chip that.
Park Ranger UpdateBlodgett Open Space Park Ranger, Elaine Freeth
Hello, Neighbors! My name is Elaine Freeth, Park Ranger with the City of Colorado Springs Trails & Open Spaces (TOPS) program and point of contact for Blodgett Open Space. My role is to protect and maintain the natural and historical resources of the City’s park lands and trails within the TOPS program. This means I enforce City ordinances, maintain ecological integrity within the open space, perform maintenance on trails and infrastructure, and address health and safety situations of both wildlife and visitors. I have held a range of positions in my career, with last season as a Biological Technician for TOPS, conducting citywide wildlife surveys and leading a riparian restoration project in Sondermann Park. Prior to my time in Colorado Springs, I have worked with federal and nonprofit agencies in various locations around the world as an environmental educator, seabird restoration intern, natural resource support volunteer, and community cleanup volunteer. I have a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Management, with a concentration in Fish and Wildlife Management. My passion for natural resource conservation has been lifelong, stemming from my experiences with my grandmother, a conservation advocate, and my great uncle, a notable horticulturist. It is my hope to share this passion with others, reigning in a new generation of conservation stewards, so we may all continue to enjoy these open spaces. I am excited to meet you all along the trails! Make sure to give Elaine a great Peregrine welcome if you see her around the open space!
Friends of Peregrine Parks and Open SpacesEarth Day Weekend Events
2022 Summer Schedule
Save the date for these exciting summer events! More details will be provided leading up to each event. If you’re interested in volunteering for these events, please contact Michelle McArthur, VP/Community Events Lead.
June 3/4 – Community Garage SaleJuly 15 – Movie in the Park, featuring Encanto August 5 – Music in the Park, featuring the Cari Dell Trio
Please contact Lindsay Fenton with ideas.