May 3rd is Colorado Public Lands Day

Last year Colorado became the first state in the nation to designate a statewide holiday that recognizes the many benefits provided by our parks, forests, and other public lands.

From now on, the 3rd Saturday in May will be Colorado Public Lands Day – If this is the first you’ve heard of it, you can learn more here and here.

In an effort to help establish this as a tradition for years to come, Conservation Colorado is working to ensure community leaders, businesses, government agencies, grassroots organizations, etc. are aware of this day and are able leverage it toward achieving their own goals, while also making the inaugural Colorado Public Lands Day (Saturday, May 20th) a smashing success.

To help contextualize the opportunity below is a list of suggested ways your organization might participate:

· Organize guided hikes

· Host a stewardship project

· Encourage municipalities and/or agency partners to organize free outdoor activities

· Run a social media campaign

· Partner with a guide shop to host free classes (fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc).

· Have a happy hour

· Host a fundraiser

· Invite a guest speaker to an event

Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to working with you in establishing a tradition that will last for generations to come.


Josh Kuhn

Conservation Colorado

Wilderness and Public Lands Organizer




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