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Our team is working hard on the landscaping at our new building! 
We're working hard over the next few weeks so we are ready for our Grand Opening and Native Plant Sale on Saturday, May 13! Look below for more details.
Volunteer at High Plains Environmental Center

As an environmental nonprofit, we need your help to continue our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable living in Northern Colorado. Saturday mornings in April and May will be very busy planting our educational garden, orchard, and an array of other projects. Click the following link to view current volunteer opportunities and sign-up:

This month we have: 
  • Saturday, April 1: Educational Garden Planting FILLED
  • Saturday, April 8: Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado FILLED
  • Saturday, April 15: Educational Garden Planting
  • Saturday, April 22: CSUnity FILLED
  • Saturday, April 29: Educational Garden Planting
Please contact if you have any questions! 

Be sure to check out to see pictures from all of our projects. As always, thank you to our amazing volunteers!
We are partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) on Saturday, May 20th for a unique and exciting outdoor stewardship program, designed exclusively for families with kids ages 6-12! Participants will help with some native grass planting, learn about what it means to be a good steward, and go on a fun nature hike! This project will be a fantastic way to introduce your child to volunteering while enjoying fun outdoor activities and family bonding experiences. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Click the link below for more information and to sign-up!
Community Stewardship Lecture Series 
Come learn from Amy Yarger about Native Pollinators and their Habitats on Tuesday, May 9 from 6:00-7:00 pm at High Plains Environmental Center (2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO 80538). We'll also be doing a native plant giveaway! 

Be a Pollinator Protector – Preserving pollinators and their habitats is important work, and everyone can play a part. This talk will reveal the amazing and sometimes odd ways that bees, beetles and butterflies make a living in Colorado. By the end, you’ll have some ideas about to help these important invertebrates, no matter where you live.
Amy Yarger has worked in the public horticulture field since 1996. She received a bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine and then went on to study plant-animal interactions at the University of Michigan. Her master's thesis concerned the effects of noxious weeds on pollinator-plant relationships. Her work at Butterfly Pavilion, where she has been a horticulturist since 2000, touches on many of her passions: plants, insects and conservation. As Horticulture Director, a position she has held since 2006, she is responsible for leading local habitat restoration projects, citizen science projects and garden education programs throughout the community.    

Pre-registration is required. Click to register.
High Plains Environmental Center’s Grand Opening and Native Plant Sale!

Join us Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for the Grand Opening in our new location at 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive in Loveland. Come buy native plants, tour our new visitor center, check out our partner’s booths, go on a bird walk, participate in activities, and eat! We have a very large selection of native plants in 4 inch and 1 gallon pots. We collect many of our seeds in Larimer County and produce distinct local ecotypes which are grown without the use of neonicotinoids and other pesticides which are, of course, counter to the focus of preserving pollinators.

4 inch pots – 5 for $20
1 gallon pots – 3 for $25

Directions: From I-25 take the Loveland/Highway 34 exit. Head west on 34 to Boyd Lake Road, go north on Boyd Lake to the 2nd roundabout, head east on Long Pine Lake, drive to the end of Long Pine Lake and park at our new building.
Monthly Bird Walks at High Plains Environmental Center
Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned birder, join Austin Hess for a bird walk around Equalizer Lake every third Saturday at 8:00 am. 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 event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or muddy conditions. Meet at High Plains Environmental Center - 2968 Bluestem Willow Drive Loveland, CO 80538. If you have any questions please contact or call 970-622-9676. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 15 8:00 am

Saturday, May 13 7:00 am *grand opening

Saturday, May 13 10:00 am * grand opening

Saturday, May 20 8:00 am

Saturday, June 17 8:00 am

Saturday, July 15 8:00 am

Saturday, August 19 8:00 am

Saturday, September 16 8:00 am

Saturday, October 21 8:00 am

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