PPORA Executive Director Recognized as a Colorado Springs CEO in Business Journal

Becky Leinweber Recognized as COS CEO in Business Journal Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance’s Executive Director, Becky Leinweber,  was recognized as a Colorado Springs CEO in the Colorado Springs Business Journal for 2022. We are excited that the outdoor recreation industry is recognized as important enough to include in these presentations.  Visit the 3E’s Comedy Club on July 14th, 2022 to …

Colorado Springs Rank’s 113 for Cities with Most Campsites

Colorado Springs Rank’s 113 for Cities with Most Campsites Camping experienced a surge in 2020 as Americans sought for the outdoors to avoid crowds and to travel safely during the pandemic. 10.1 million families camped for the first-time last year and are expecting to continue their newly found interest of sleeping under the stars. Areas with abundant camping opportunities are …

PPORA Launches Core Value Statements!

PPORA Launches Core Value Statements! November 2, 2021 Last month, PPORA completed our process in the development of our organization’s Core Values and posted these on our website HERE. As our core values state, we believe respect is the cornerstone for how we interact with one another and our natural environment. We are a collaborative made up of many individual …

PPORA Supports Colorado Springs Ballot Initiative 2C: Trails, Open Spaces and Parks (TOPS) Extension & Increase

TOPS Letter to the Editor of the Gazette Submitted on October 24, 2021 Friends, I’m writing to share our perspective and why we support ballot initiative 2C to extend for 20 years and increase the TOPS sales tax from 1 penny to 2 pennies on a $10 purchase. Our organization, the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA), works to strengthen …

$20,000 Allocated to Local Trails through the PPORA Stewardship Fund

Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance Board of Directors allocates $20,000 in funds raised through the Pikes Peak APEX for local trails COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. July 21, 2021- The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) announces its PPORA Stewardship Fund allocation of $20,000 which includes funds reserved from 2020 and those anticipated to be raised by the Pikes Peak APEX presented …

PPORA Selected as Colorado Outdoor Regional Partner!

July 6, 2021 Photo: 3 Peaks Photography PPORA Was Selected as Colorado Outdoor Regional Partner for the Pikes Peak Region! We are proud to announce that the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) has been selected through a state-wide competitive process as a Regional Partner to advance recreation and conservation planning for the Pikes Peak region. The Colorado Outdoor Regional …

New Report Elevates the Importance of Outdoor Recreation to Local Economies

PPORA Announces Release of New Report Elevating the Importance of Outdoor Recreation to Local Economies A new report highlights the many ways that communities across the country benefit from increased investment in outdoor recreation. Colorado Springs, CO (June 25, 2021) – The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA), one of several outdoor business alliances across the nation who together have …

Respect in the Outdoors Campaign

Respect in the Outdoors Campaign The Pikes Peak region, along with the rest of the Front Range, has experienced significant growth in outdoor recreation use,  with a number of new users  over the past few years which has only been magnified as a result of the pandemic. The great news is that so many are experiencing the tremendous benefits to …

Sen. Bennet Joins PPORA for a Recreation Roundtable

Sen. Bennet Joins PPORA for a Recreation Roundtable Colorado Senator Michael Bennet joined PPORA for a special outdoor recreation roundtable discussion on his proposed Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act legislation and PPORA’s priorities for the region. The Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act would: Establish an Outdoor Restoration Fund to increase support for local collaborative efforts to restore forests and watersheds, reduce wildfire risk, …