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Meet the Speaker: Gillian Rossi

Gillian is a Senior Park Ranger with the City of Colorado Springs’ Trails, Open Space & Parks (TOPS) program and currently serving as the Colorado State Advocate for Leave No Trace. Gillian developed a passion for Leave No Trace while working as a park interpreter for Arkansas State Parks and pursued a Masters of Environmental Management at Western Colorado University in order to gain additional tools to promote environmental stewardship through the lens of integrative and public land management. Her mission is to help create a culture of stewardship throughout land management agencies and the outdoor recreation industry.




Tuesday, June, 21, 2022 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM MDT


Red Leg Brewing Company

2323 Garden of the Gods Rd

Colorado Springs, CO 80907



Pikes Peak Heritage Series

El Pomar Foundation



Join local open space and outdoor recreation organizations for an evening of education and conversation on the sustainable use of outdoor spaces. Learn how to responsibly enjoy our public lands and get connected to volunteer opportunities! Appetizers will be provided. 

4:30 PM- Welcome

4:45 PM- Remarks from Gillian Rossi: Senior Park Ranger for Colorado Springs Trails, Open Space & Parks and Colorado State Advocate for Leave No Trace

5:00 PM- Join a table discussion:

  • Economic Impact of the Outdoor Industry
  • Leave No Trace Principles
  • Outdoor Advocacy and Funding
  • Trail Maintenance and Best Practices
  • Getting Involved in Nonprofit Governance

5:45 PM- Networking and Visiting Organization Tables

Register Now!