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Jun 24, 2017

A Unique Amenity Spot – High Plains Environmental Center

One of the best unique amenities at The Lakes at Centerra is High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC).

A “Living Laboratory,” HPEC shares with residents examples of community design, land stewardship, eco-literacy, and most importantly, sustainable living that teaches residents how to live in harmony with the land.

With Colorado’s continued growth, comes the importance of managing the natural development. High Plains Environmental Center specializes in conserving and restoring the unique native biodiversity of Colorado in the midst of development and teaches others how to do the same. HPEC’s exhibits and extensive gardens demonstrate how to balance wildlife in our backyards and the ever-important conservation of water through the use of native plants.

Boasting trails, a community garden, and a native plant nursery are just some of the many reasons why High Plains Environmental Center is a valuable gem to residents living at The Lakes at Centerra. They offer monthly workshops and educational lecture series as well as hands-on activities for all ages that are sure to help you further appreciate your natural surroundings.

Activities this summer you can’t miss:

  • June 10, 10 am:  Join other residents to plant pumpkins in the HPEC vegetable garden.
  • June 17, 8 am: Take part in a guided bird walk around Equalizer Lake.
  • July 11, 6 – 7 pm:  Learn more about smart home technology from Joel Danforth of Platte River Power Authority.

Go visit High Plains Environmental Center website for a full list of events and for more information on how to take the most out of this incredible amenity!

Upcoming Events

November
13
January
2
Sat. Nov 13, 2021
 - Sun. Jan 2, 2022
Winter Wonderlights

Winter Wonderlights™ returns for the 2021 holiday season from Saturday, November 13, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra in Loveland, Colorado just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Hwy. 34 and I-25. Each night, visitors can walk through the beautiful park and enjoy 80,000 lights including […]

Where
Chapungu Sculpture Park - Centerra and Kendall Parkways
Loveland, CO 80538
December
4
December
18
Sat. Dec 4, 2021
 - Sat. Dec 18, 2021
Santa’s Workshop

Santa is coming to Centerra and hopes you will visit him in his Workshop at Chapungu! REGISTER HERE About this event Deck the halls and trim the trees, Santa’s coming to Centerra! Meetup outdoors with the jolly ol’ man and his elves at Chapungu Sculpture Park on Dec. 4, 11 or 18, from 12 – 4 p.m. Share […]

When
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Where
Chapungu Sculpture Park - Centerra and Kendall Parkways
Loveland, CO 80538
December
4
Sat. Dec 4, 2021
December Bird Banding & Bird Walk

Scott Rashid, Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI), will join us for a lively bird-banding demonstration beginning at 2:00 pm. This is a wonderfully interactive and educational citizen-science opportunity for the whole family. Songbirds are caught in mist nets, and carefully measured and banded. Depending on the number of birds that […]

When
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where
High Plains Environmental Center - 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO
Loveland, CO 80538

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