High Plains Environmental Center and Centerra Present Spring Community Day

Published: April 30, 2015

LOVELAND, COLO. – April 30, 2015 – Centerra, an award-winning, 3,000 acre master-planned community in Loveland, and community partner High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) will host an Annual Native Plant Sale and Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, May 16, located at 2968 Bluestem Willow Drive in The Lakes at Centerra. The family-friendly event will include an interactive Spring Community Day featuring a variety of sustainable living demonstrations with community partners, and environmental activities for kids. The event will feature, while supplies last, thousands of native grasses and wildflowers available for purchase, many grown from seed of distinct local ecotypes, particularly valuable to butterflies and other pollinators and all grown at HPEC. Proceeds from the native plant sale will benefit High Plains Environmental Center’s educational outreach programs.

The event will kick off at 8:30 am with a family fun community run/walk around Houts Reservoir, followed by a light breakfast at The Lakes at Centerra Lake Club. Attendees can enjoy the native plant sale and a variety of hands-on activities from 9 am to 3 pm. Education topics include bee keeping, native plant gardening, edible plants, attracting birds and butterflies to your garden, in addition to hands-on activities, live music, and electric vehicle test drives.

HPEC owns and manages 275 acres of open space in Centerra. HPEC is responsible for managing an additional 252 acres of open space for other land owners including Centerra’s open natural spaces on the east and west side of I-25, as well as property owned by local HOA’s, businesses and landowners to reduce management costs, fulfill weed management required by city and county regulations, and restore beautiful, natural, habitats for birds and butterflies. In addition, revenues derived from HPEC’s services help fund environmental education programs and community outreach.

For more information, please contact Jim Tolstrup at High Plains Environmental Center at (970)622-9676.