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.
High Plains Environmental Center’s 2023 Native Plant Sale starts March 31st and will run 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! Get a sneak peek […]
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. […]
Sheila Webber will be guiding a bird walks at Chapungu Sculpture Park on Sunday, June 24. This walk combines two of our favorite things- Art & Birds! Walking will be at a slow pace on approximately 2 miles of level walking paths. Consider bringing binoculars and a field guide to enhance your birding experience. The […]