The PCVA Board will meet on March 26th at 6pm, at Fire Station 19, 2490 Research Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. PCVA residents and homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) offer classes from experienced instructors to help you with your yard.
Learn new skills for lawn care, clean up, drip irrigation, lawn design, water wise plants, grass care, and other tips spring through fall.
All classes are held at CSU's Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, home of their beautiful Water Wise Demonstration Garden.
There is no charge for classes, however, reservations are required.
For more information, call 719-668-8232 or visit www.csu.org/Pages/classes-events.aspx
El Paso County is hosting a Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8am until 1pm at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80922.
YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND - YOU WILL GET AN APPOINTMENT TIME
Items accepted at the event include automotive products (motor oil is limited to ten (10) gallons per vehicle), batteries, household chemicals, lawn and garden products, paint (limited to 50 gallons per vehicle), paint products, and electronics including any size televisions and monitors (limit is three (3) total TVs and / or monitors any size). Light truck and passenger tires will be accepted (limit is nine (9) per vehicle and may be on rims). Mattresses and box springs (limit is four total (4) pieces).
Items NOT accepted at the event include business waste, any container larger than 5 gallons, laboratory grade or industrial chemicals or products, medications, trash, furniture, appliances, and unlabeled or leaking containers.
ALL waste must be in labeled, non-leaking containers that can be left at the site.
Any unacceptable items may be rejected.
To prevent long wait times and assist with traffic congestion an appointment time is required. You must present your ticket either on paper or your electronic device.
The event and registration are free; donations will be accepted for the Colorado Institute for Social Impact, the education social enterprise of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, which provides resources to deserving students. Cash, check, credit cards accepted.
Call 719-520-7878 for more information.
See all the information and register at
Thinking about adding a vegetable garden to your home? See the community guideline excerpt below before submitting a modifications request for approval.
4.13.18 VEGETABLE GARDENS
a. Gardens shall be located a minimum of 5 feet from the house foundation and 10 feet from any property line. GARDENS MUST BE IN REAR YARDS.
b. Gardens shall not be located where lot drainage patterns would be impaired.
c. The maximum garden size allowed is 200 square feet.
d. Raised planters or garden boxes are acceptable but must minimize visual impact. Muted, earth-tone colors are required. Refer to Section 2.11 for the definition of “Visual Impact”. Additional screening may be required at the discretion of the modifications committee.
e. Plants may not exceed 4 feet tall or the height of an adjacent wall or fence, whichever is greater. Dead plant material must be removed or mulched into the soil at the end of the growing season.
f. Greater flexibility may be given where gardens are located within fully wood fenced yards.
g. A garden should be automatically irrigated on its own drip zone for water efficiency.
h. Smaller garden fencing around a specified area will be allowed, and be lower than the interior wood fence or the view fence. Fencing shall be 5 feet from the home; if fencing is less than 5 feet from the home, it will be required to be painted the body color of the home to minimize visual impact. Fencing material will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Colorado Springs provides a great way to keep track of what’s happening on the roads that you travel on the most. Visit the Cone Zone map at coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/cone-zones-map