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Join Palmer to raise funds for land and nature with a festive night featuring a gourmet farm-to-table dinner with locally-crafted cocktails, live music and dancing, farm tours and activities, and more, while raising funds for land and nature.
The evening will include a special program honoring the City of Colorado Springs, Bruce Warren, and Stuart P. Dodge (posthumously) for exceptional service to land conservation through the founding of Palmer Land Conservancy over forty-four years ago.
WHEN: September 10, 2021 | 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Fountain Creek Ranch | 17825 Hanover Road | Fountain, Colorado
TICKETS: $250 per person - The event has limited capacity, so get your tickets today!
City of Colorado Springs: The City of Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department originally housed the entity that would become Palmer Land Conservancy, and worked in close partnership with Palmer on the expansion of Garden of the Gods Park, a cornerstone land conservation project for the region. Over the decades, the City has continued to be an influential and important land conservation and outdoor recreation partner.
Bruce Warren: As a founding trustee and the first board president of Palmer Land Conservancy, Bruce Warren has been a driving-force behind land conservation in the Pikes Peak region. He helped facilitate Palmer’s first land transaction—the donation of Blair Bridge by Mr. Al Hill. Today, this property known as the Blair Bridge Open Space, is a valued open space near the Garden of the Gods.
Stuart P. Dodge (posthumously): Stuart P. Dodge catalyzed Palmer Land Conservancy into a regional land conservation entity guided by impact and excellence. He served as the organization’s first executive director, and initiated the Pikes Peak Conservation Corridor project along Highway 24—a conservation legacy for the Pikes Peak region that solidified Palmer’s reputation.
Dust off the boots! If you feel like getting dressed to the nines, please do! Just remember, this is a working ranch and we will be outside. High heels are not recommended, really, bring the boots, and be sure to check the weather for appropriate clothing. Western casual or outdoor chic recommended.
You will experience a true taste of Colorado at our event because ingredients will only be of the highest quality and locally-sourced. Since the menu is dependent on what is in season we are not able to accommodate special food requests or severe food allergies. Be assured, vegetarians will have plenty to enjoy too. We will also celebrate with locally crafted cocktails, beer, and wine.
As you know, weather is variable in Colorado. Early September is generally warm, but you never know! Be sure to check the weather before leaving home. Our dinner and evening program will be under a spacious tent. Bring a raincoat and an umbrella for the outdoor portion of our event if rain is in the forecast.
After purchasing your tickets, your name and the name of your guests will be added to the guest list. There will be no physical tickets. Simply check-in at the registration table the day of the event at the ranch. You will receive updates and reminders prior to the event with any final details.
Are you interested in supporting land and nature throughout southern Colorado by sponsoring our event? For more information, please click here.