The Pilot Hill Project announced that Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has made a $10,000 donation to support Albany County’s effort to preserve approximately 5,500 acres of open space east of Laramie.

In a press release, The Pilot Hill Project said it is uniquely aligned with the environmental priorities of Rocky Mountain Power which is a division of PacifiCorp.


"This generous investment comes at an important point in the planning process for the Pilot Hill Project” finance committee chair Christie Roberts said in a statement. “And, along with other end of year donations, we are excited to announce that this gift moves our fundraising total over the one-million-dollar mark! We are deeply grateful for this vote of confidence and investment from PacifiCorp and Rocky Mountain Power.”

The first draft of the Pilot Hill Project land use concept plan will be shared with Albany County residents at community workshops on January 28 and 29. Both sessions will be held at the Lincoln Community Center in Laramie from 5:30 until 7:30 PM. These workshops will invite input on the proposed trail corridors, wildlife protection area and other aspects of the plan.

The Pilot Hill Project's goal is the preservation of nearly 5,500 acres of undeveloped open space east of Laramie which will protect the recharge zone for the Casper Aquifer, a drinking water resource for Albany County.  Additionally, the project aims to enhance recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, and promote economic development by providing a  natural amenity to attract and retain businesses and their employees.

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