LOVELAND, Colo. — The High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC), located in The Lakes at Centerra, will host its annual Native Plant Sale and Habitat Fair on Saturday, May 4, and Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive in Loveland.

Free to attend, HPEC’s sale will offer a large selection of native plants in 4-inch and 1-gallon pots. The distinct local ecotypes from across Larimer County and northern Colorado are grown without the use of neonicotinoids and other pesticides.

Sales from the Native Plant Sale benefit the nonprofit organization and its effort to conserve and restore Colorado’s unique native biodiversity through the use of native plants in landscaping and open space.

The Habitat Fair will feature local food trucks and activities for children while attendees will be able to tour HPEC’s new visitor center, the Wild Zone for children, gardens and exhibits focused on environmental awareness. The HPEC gift store will offer a 15-percent storewide discount across the two-day event.

The Lakes at Centerra will have a booth at the Habitat Fair and will be offering tours of nine distinct model homes from four different builders. Prospective home buyers can enjoy complimentary refreshments and giveaways at each stop along the home tour, while supplies last.

The 3,000‐acre master‐planned Centerra community was certified last year as Colorado’s first Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and serves as a living testament to HPEC’s environmental practices as well as McWhinney’s commitment to sustainability and stewardship.

For more information, visit www.suburbitat.org.