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& 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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The Pilot Hill Project will have a float in the UW Homecoming parade, TOMORROW!! We'd LOVE to have hikers, bikers, horse-riders, bird watchers, lovers of clean water, fans of open space and people who support economic growth in Albany County be a part of this unique forum to promote the purchase of ~5,500 acres east of Laramie for the public. Feel free to make a sign to carry/wear... we encourage the following sentiments...Hikers need more open space, the world needs more clean water, horses need more open space, Laramigos need more open space, citizens of Albany County need more recreational opportunities, bicyclists need more open space...etc! Meet us on Ivinson Avenue between 13th & 14th Street at 7:30 a.m., tomorrow morning, parade begins at 8:00. Don't forget to wear BROWN & GOLD!! Hope to see you there. ...

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UW's Homecoming Week is this week and the Pilot Hill Project will have a float in the parade on Saturday, 10/20! Calling ALL supporters and advocates of the Pilot Hill Land Purchase to join us for our parade entry. We'd LOVE to have hikers, bikers, horse-riders, bird watchers, lovers of clean water, fans of open space and people who support economic growth in Albany County be a part of this unique forum to promote the purchase of ~5,500 acres east of Laramie for the public. Feel free to make a sign to carry/wear... we encourage the following sentiments...Hikers need more open space, the world needs more clean water, horses need more clean water and open space, Laramigos need more open space, visitors/tourists need more recreational opportunities, cyclists need more open space...etc! Meet us on Ivinson Avenue between 13th & 14th Street at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Hope to see you Saturday morning! ...

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Photo credit: Robert Kirkwood