Pinello Ranch is an innovative partnership between Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) and Colorado Springs Utilities. Colorado Springs Utilities purchased Pinello Ranch decades ago. PPCF has signed a long-term lease to bring Pinello back to life as a working farm and ranch.
Located just south of Colorado Springs and adjacent to the historic Venetucci Farm, Pinello Ranch serves as an oasis for wildlife along Fountain Creek. Together, Pinello Ranch and Venetucci Farm have created a 400-acre working landscape and natural habitat. It's one of the largest “working open spaces” in a heavily-populated metro area anywhere in the nation.
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The Give! Campaignis now over. If you would like to give to Venetucci Farm.s Pinello Ranch Project, please visit Pinello Ranch. This project focuses on both wildlife conservation and local agriculture, offering guided birding hikes, school programs and volunteer opportunities. Funds raised will sustain our bird banding station, which allows students and the public to see science in action. It also gives ranch managers a more complete picture of the health of the ranch. Donations will also help us build a bird blind on Wood Duck Cove, restore native vegetation for wildlife and increase our visitor capacity.
Spring 2014 LIVING CLOSE TO HOME
Pinello Ranch Education Programs
How to Take Exceptional Nature Photographs
Instructor: Kevin Snyder, M.S., email@example.com
When: Saturday June 14th, 8:00-3:00
Where: Venetucci Farm Barn & Pinello Ranch
Cost: $95, Class size limited to 10 participantsLEARN MORE AND REGISTER
Summer Progams for Kids - June 9-August 1
School Programs: Ranching and Wildlife at Pinello Ranch
Outlining our Ecological Vision 2013 Planning for Venetucci Farm and Pinello Ranch
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For more information or questions about programs at Pinello Ranch or to be added to the email list, contact David Rudin, Education Coordinator at Venetucci Farm and Pinello Ranch.
PLEASE NOTE: Pinello Ranch is not currently open to the public, except for registered guests during special events.
Pinello Ranch is located at 4940 S. Hwy 85/87, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. From downtown Colorado Springs, take I-25 S to the S. Academy Blvd. (exit 135). Turn left off the exit ramp, then exit onto S. Hwy 85/87 towards Fountain. Pinello Ranch is the first driveway on your right.