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for sponsoring the Great Outdoors category. The Bloom Foundation believes philanthropy is action-oriented. We engage with and support local organizations focusing on education, conservation, and the arts.
Blackpackers aims to alleviate the financial pressures associated with outdoor education and adventure by offering free or subsidized outdoor activities to vulnerable communities. With Blackpackers, people of color and all others who are statistically underrepresented are able to enjoy outdoor experiences in multi-generational groups with little to no cost. Notably, our leadership reflects the community we serve.
Our all-volunteer group protects and preserves our City's "Central Park" for you. We repair the Park's unique, historic stone entries, overlooks, walls & bridges. We care for its vegetation, carrying on Gen. Palmer's vision of a natural park for people to enjoy. We organize free musical concerts, guided bird, tree & wildflower walks and park clean-ups that provide beneficial and educational activities in our Park.
Horses play a key role in our region’s history and heritage. We help make our busy trails safer by educating all trail users on proper trail etiquette and providing a one-of-a-kind free training area for all levels of horses and riders: from families with kids to our wounded veterans and everyone in between. It is the only course in the U.S. in a public park with natural obstacles and three levels of difficulty.
Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates are mountain bikers who build, share and protect inspiring trail experiences. Our vision is to create a world-class network of mountain bike trails in the Pikes Peak Region. If you hike, bike, run, ride a horse or walk a pet in the Springs, you have likely enjoyed our work. Help us achieve our vision, join or volunteer now!
New name. Same mission. Palmer Land Conservancy, formerly Palmer Land Trust. Palmer Land Conservancy ensures that our region is always home to outstanding recreation, nourishing local food, and healthy communities in which we can thrive.
We are the nonprofit stewards of public land in Southern Colorado. Each year we complete 500+ workdays, actively engage over 2,000 community volunteers, oversee nearly 100 youth conservation corps members, and employ our own professional stewardship crews to complete highly impactful trail and restoration projects in public parks, open spaces, national forests, and wilderness areas.
We are your eyes, ears and voice for keeping trails, parks and open spaces open, maintained and resourced. Our "Get Out Spread Out" initiative helped residents stay healthy during the pandemic. Adequate funding for parks and trails will remain challenging. We will never stop advocating to protect those public spaces you use regularly and care about.
We save Central Colorado's wild places by defending wildlands that provide refuge for wildlife and biodiversity as the climate changes. We influence decision-making about public lands bringing protection to hundreds of thousands of acres. We ensure that future generations can enjoy wildlife and natural wonders in our region. We lead hikes that teach about our public lands and how everyone can protect those lands.