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Apr 27, 2022

Making a world of difference on Earth Day (and every day)

 

Another successful Earth Day is in the books at The Lakes! This year we came, we cleaned, we conquered, thanks to the High Plains Environmental Center staff, volunteers and community members like you. 

The annual Earth Day Lakes Cleanup hosted by the HPEC left our greater community sparkling. Together, HPEC staff and volunteers of all ages made sure no trash was hiding in our community’s beloved parks, trails or shores. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

And good news, green thumbs: HPEC kicked off their annual plant sale. This year, they’re anticipating over 150 species will be available for purchase—all grown right here at the HPEC Native Plant Nursery. At $6 a pop, this is a great way to incorporate locally grown local plants into your home or garden. (Plus, pollinators love them. It’s a win-win!) Place your plant orders here. And keep checking back because new varieties of prairie and Rocky Mountain native plants will be added as they become available.

Finally, we’re pleased to announce HPEC’s annual community garden program is ready to take root. This free community garden gives Centerra residents (and Friends of the HPEC) the opportunity to practice their garden-growing skills. There are even community garden potlucks and produce swaps so you can share your experience and harvest. The community garden is so popular that even though there are 90 boxes available, spots always fill up fast!

Miss celebrating Earth Day this year? Not when you live at The Lakes. We’ve got a year-long calendar bursting with outdoor activities, nature walks, High Plains education and more. Not to mention acres and miles of natural beauty worth celebrating every day.

So wild, it’s certified. Learn more about what makes The Lakes Colorado’s only Certified Community Wildlife Habitat designated by the National Wildlife Federation.

Upcoming Events

April
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September
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Fri. Apr 1, 2022
 - Fri. Sep 30, 2022
2022 HPEC Native Plant Sale

The 2022 HPEC Native Plant Sale (Online Purchasing Only) Native plans help conserve water and support native wildlife, especially pollinators! Click here to place your order and learn more about the native Colorado plantings available. New Prairie and Rocky Mountain native plants will be added throughout the 2022 season as they become available in the […]

Where
High Plains Environmental Center - 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO
Loveland, CO 80538
April
5
September
4
Tue. Apr 5, 2022
 - Sun. Sep 4, 2022
2022 HPEC Native Plant Sale

High Plains Environmental Center’s 2022 Native Plant Sale is now on, through September. New varieties of prairie and Rocky Mountain native plants will be added throughout the season as they become available in the HPEC nursery. Native plants help to conserve water and support native wildlife, especially pollinators! All plants come in a 2 3/8 […]

Where
High Plains Environmental Center - 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO
Loveland, CO 80538
May
21
Sat. May 21, 2022
HPEC Online Class: Restoring Native Open Space

PEC Director, Jim Tolstrup, will guide participants through the processes for restoring natural areas, including: Inventory – assessing the ecological and cultural site conditions of the proposed natural areaIdentification – determining the primary landscape functions (aesthetics, water, wildlife and plant conservation) that are important to the project areaZoning – delineating the project area into functional groups – those […]

When
9:30am - 11:00am

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