Peregrine Newsletter – April 2022

Peregrine Newsletter – April 2022

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:– 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 Peregrine Master Association website.

Check us out socially on Instagram and Facebook.

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

Peregrine’s first chipping event for the 2022 Neighborhood Chipping Program is fast approaching! Register now and make sure you have followed CSFD’s guidelines. Rules and guidelines are all available on the CSFD Chipping FlyerThe upcoming dates are:– Chipping Event #1 – May 23 – June 5– Chipping Event #2 – Oct. 10 – Oct. 23New this year, CSFD has restructured the chipping schedule to be in two-week blocks. Chipping will occur during the two weeks following the listed date. This means that instead of getting all of the chipping done in a single week, they will now be doing it over a two-week period. For example, for the first chipping event you will need to have your piles out by 8 a.m. on Monday, May 23 and chipping will occur anytime between May 23 – June 5. Reminders:
  1. Online registration for our Neighborhood Chipping Program is now active. You can register at any time for either event.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding fire mitigation within Peregrine, please contact Steve Garcia, Safety & Security Committee Lead.

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

In recognition of the upcoming Earth Day Weekend (April 22-April 24, 2022), and incoordination with Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation, the Friends of Peregrine Parks, Friends of Palmer Park, and Friends of Ute Valley are planning a combined workday event to support high priority projects at each of these three Friends sites and we encourage all individuals to join! The plan is to perform major trail activities at:– Blodgett Open Space — Friday, April 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – SIGN UP– Palmer Park – Saturday, April 23– 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.       – SIGN UP for Trail Work       – SIGN UP for Drainage Repair– Ute Valley Park – Sunday, April 24 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – SIGN UPPlease join your neighbors and meet new friends at one or all of these events! Several local breweries will be donating a FREE BEER to anyone over the age of 21 who volunteers for one of these locations/days. This is an excellent opportunity to get some of our most needed projects out of the way early in the season with combined work forces from the three Friends groups.  Please email Gary Moring if you would like further details on these community events. Thanks,Gary Moring Board President, Friends of Peregrine Parks and Open Spaces

Community 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 EncantoAugust 5 – Music in the Park, featuring the Cari Dell Trio

Board Meetings and MinutesInformation Available Online

The Peregrine Master Association Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss important issues affecting our community. Our meetings begin at 6 p.m. and occur at Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View. Every meeting begins with an Owner’s Forum where residents are provided time to raise issues or concerns within the neighborhood. Residents are always welcome and are greatly encouraged to attend meetings and to get involved in our committees. Our Board Meeting Dates have been scheduled monthly for 2022. Board Meeting Minutes are available online for you to review. Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 6 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Come join us and get involved!

Upcoming Dates/InformationSave the Date

– Apr. 13, 2022 – April Board Meeting – 6 p.m. – Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View – April 22-24, 2022 – Friends of Peregrine Parks – Earth Day Weekend– May 23 – June 5 – Neighborhood Chipping Event #1– June 3-4, 2022 – Peregrine Community Garage Sale– July 15, 2022 – Movie in the Park – Dusk – Woodmen Valley Park – Aug. 5, 2022 – Music in the Park – 6:30 p.m. – Woodmen Valley ParkSee all Peregrine Events here

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