Upcoming events

December 5, 2020: SPLT’s 9th Annual Celebration of the Prairie will be a virtual event. Stay tuned for details, and make sure you are signed up to receive SPLT emails to be the first to know when tickets go on sale – we have sold out two years in a row.

December 8, 2020Colorado Gives Day! 

Past events

July 22, 2020 at 6pm: Join SPLT for Wine & Wildlife on the Prairie. We’re partnering with Talon Wine Brands to bring you an hour-long online adventure. It will include a virtual wine-tasting and winery tour by Talon Winery owner Glenn Foster and a “visit” to the prairie with SPLT Director Nicole Rosmarino and Preserve Manager Jay Tutchton. If you’ve always wanted to come to a SPLT event, but couldn’t physically make it – here’s your chance. Visit for all the details.

December 3, 2019: Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving where Facebook is matched up to $7 million on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you to everyone who donated.

December 10, 2019: Colorado Gives Day allowed SPLT to get a piece of a $1.5 Millon pie. Thank you to everyone who donated and scheduled their donation ahead of time at, where you can make a donation anytime or become a monthly donor.

December 15, 2019: Odd Numbers Matching Challenge – A generous SPLT donor matched all odd-numbered donations up to $9,683.

October 26, 2019:  SPLT’s 8th Annual Celebration of the Prairie was held at History Colorado Center in Denver from 6pm-10pm. First Gentleman Marlon Reis gave a rousing speech about the need to protect prairie wildlife now, by donating to SPLT. The Celebration was sold out and raised nearly $40,000 for prairie wildlife.

June 22, 2019: SPLT’s Toast to the Prairie was held at the Fleming Mansion in Denver from 6pm-9pm. The Toast was sold out and raised nearly $20,000 for prairie wildlife.

October 19, 2018: SPLT’s 20th Anniversary Celebration was at the Space Gallery from 6pm-10pm. The event was sold out and raised $45,000 for prairie wildlife.

July 28 & 29, 2018: SPLT held our annual bakesale for the prairie at VegFest Colorado. It was a fabulous success! Thanks for all who participated: patrons, tablers, and bakers. We raised $3,000 for prairie wildlife.

April 18-20: SPLT exhibited at the Center for Great Plains Studies Plains Safaris conference at Kearney, Nebraska. Executive Director Nicole Rosmarino also delivered a presentation on our efforts to create large wildlife refuges in the southern Great Plains.

April 22: SPLT participated in the Wild Animal Sanctuary’s Wild Earth Day Festival. Thanks to our volunteers.

May 10: SPLT hosted the Las Animas 5th Grade class at our Raven’s Nest Nature Preserve.


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Southern Plains Land Trust
P.O. Box 1016
Lamar, CO 81052


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