Support open space, clean water,
& public access in the Laramie foothills

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The Pilot Hill Project

The objective for the Pilot Hill Project is to preserve 5,500 acres of undeveloped open space east of Laramie in order to protect the Casper aquifer drinking water resource, enhance recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, and promote economic development by providing a world-class natural amenity to attract and retain businesses and their employees.

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Pilot Hill Project map92% of survey respondents
approve of the Pilot Hill land purchase

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Why support the project?

The project will bring many benefits, including:

  1. Protection of a portion of the recharge zone to the Casper Aquifer, a primary drinking water source for a majority of Albany County residents
  2. Protection of the incredible views from Laramie east toward the Laramie Range
  3. Creation of new public access directly from Laramie to ~5,500 acres of foothills and the Medicine Bow National Forest
  4. Expansion of public recreation opportunities, which will enhance quality of life for Albany County residents
  5. Increase in tourism and economic development associated with improved access to open space and recreation
  6. Preservation of an area that offers crucial winter wildlife habitat

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3 days ago

Pilot Hill Land Purchase

Thanks to all you elves who made it out to the Laramie Christmas Parade tonight! Our float was an Airstream trailer decorated with seasonal cheer, and a reminder to β€œget your elf off the shelf and play outside!” It’s part of what makes winter a great time of year in Albany County. πŸŽΏβ›·πŸ‚πŸ’πŸŽ£πŸ₯ŒπŸ‡πŸ§—β€β™€οΈπŸš΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄πŸΏβ€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ›·πŸΉπŸš²πŸ—ΊπŸ”πŸ—»πŸ•πŸŒ„β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ˜ƒοΈπŸŒ¨β„οΈπŸŽ„πŸŒ²πŸ¦ŒπŸΏπŸ§€πŸ•ΆπŸ€— ...

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The Pilot Hill Project will have a float in the downtown Laramie Holiday parade this evening to help bring awareness to the project and the efforts of our community to make this purchase a reality. Our twist on the 2019 theme, "Elf on the Shelf" is "Get your Elf OFF the Shelf and play outside!" Hope to see you on the parade route! ...

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Photo credit: Robert Kirkwood