The Aiken Audubon Society wants the city of Colorado Springs to take ownership of its 18.6-acre Redwing Sanctuary near the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and South Academy Boulevard.
The sanctuary was a marsh until development changed drainage and caused it to mostly dry up. Spring Creek still flows through and migratory birds still use the sanctuary as a rest stop. Wildlife frequently visits, as well as homeless who cap in the open space.
Here is an aerial view of the open space from www.GoogleEarth.com website. The nine acres to the south of the sanctuary are owned by a church that fronts on Airport Road.