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.
In partnership with Nickelodeon and their Worldwide Day of Play, encouraging families and children to turn off the television and play together outdoors, the Children’s Museum of Colorado invites you to our Day of Play on September 30th from 12pm – 3pm at Chapungu Sculpture Park in Centerra. Families will experience activities and stations around […]
Join us on on the FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH from 9:00am-11am for Bird Banding with Scott Rashid (Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute) followed by a casual bird walk at Equalizer Lake with Sheila Webber of the Fort Collins Audubon Society. Participants meet at the High Plains Environmental Center, 2698 Bluestem […]
Interpretive Guides: Kristin Oles (Restoration Ecologist & Project Manager), Jack Landen (Lead Field Technician), OR JT Love (Field Technician) Join us on the Second Saturday of each month, January-December from 9am – 10:30am, for a fun and casual interpretive walk between Hout Reservoir and Equalizer Lake, guided by our Restoration Ecology staff & Certified Interpretive Trail Guides. […]