To achieve this goal, PPORA incorporates stewardship in its events, social media and other communications, and has established a PPORA Stewardship Fund.
In celebration of Arts Month, and collaboration with the Cultural Arts Office of the Pikes Peak
region and Creek Week, the Pikes Peak Litter Letter Project enlists small groups to clean up our
local public lands and waterways. The project creates a unique piece of temporary, public art that
is constructed with trash they collected to inspire creativity, love of the outdoors, and environmental stewardship.
The PPORA Stewardship Fund brings attention and action to the Pikes Peak region’s trail system and surrounding lands for multiple uses and users. The Fund supports both the existing and the potential system ensuring trails remain sustainable and better connected for enjoyment by all users in the greater community.
Littler Letter Project
This is national project so we have to make sure we identify our regions project.
our 5 pillars
our 5 pillars
- …there is strength found in working together as well as value in each component of the outdoor community and economy including outdoor enthusiasts, businesses, nonprofit organizations, land managers, and government entities. Collaboration is at the center of all we do.
- …the outdoors should be an empowering place inclusive of all people, regardless of differences, including: age, race, ethnicity, gender/gender-identity, sexual orientation, body type, socio-economic status, military or civilian status, geographic location, beliefs or creed, ability, or disability.
- …in the diversity of outdoor participation including demographics, recreational use, and points of view. We value all modes of outdoor recreation – human-powered, quiet recreation, motorized recreation, etc. – and believe they are equally important with none more valuable than another, though not all suitable in all spaces. We also believe in the diversity of outdoor experiences and in providing a variety of opportunities for the enjoyment, health, and prosperity of the region.
- …respect is the cornerstone for how we interact with one another and our natural environment. Respect is demonstrated through how we communicate, engage with others, and advocate for our core values. Respect for our natural resources is demonstrated by practicing good outdoor ethics led by Leave No Trace principles.
- …the outdoors provides both economic value as well as health and wellness value to the region’s communities and those who visit. It improves quality of life, attracts businesses, workforce, residency, and tourism. Outdoor recreation has the power to transform communities; therefore, it should be supported through local, state, and federal policies and valued by elected officials and community leaders.