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Colorado group asks for public enter to maintain the state a “world-class out of doors vacation spot”

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A Colorado organization is soliciting public input for outdoor recreation and conservation planning.

The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) is hosting a series of community listening sessions to give everyone the opportunity to voice their opinions on what’s important to them when it comes to getting outdoors. They say they want to ensure Colorado remains “a world-class outdoor destination.”

The meetings will cover El Paso, Teller and Fremont counties.

“We love these places,” said Becky Leinweber, executive director of PPORA. “We want to preserve what’s special about our Pikes Peak region, but to do that we need to plan for the future.”

The meetings begin Monday and will last through Saturday 28. They will be held in person at six locations across the three counties, with virtual opportunities to attend.

– Monday, January 23: In person at 5 p.m. and virtually at 7 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Jr. High (Colorado Springs)

– Tuesday, January 24: In person at 5:00 p.m. and virtually at 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center (Cripple Creek)

– Wednesday, January 25: In person at 5pm and virtually at 7pm at the Ute Pass Cultural Center (Woodland Park)

– Thursday, January 26: In person at 5:00 p.m. and virtually at 7:00 p.m. at the Pathfinder Regional Park Auditorium (Florence)

– Friday, January 27: In person at 5:00 p.m. and virtually at 7:00 p.m. at Pikes Peak State College, Centennial Campus Atrium

– Saturday, January 28: In person at 10 a.m. and virtually at 12 p.m. at Library 21C (Colorado Springs)

You can pre-register here.