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Upcoming Events

April
5
September
6
Mon. Apr 5, 2021
 - Mon. Sep 6, 2021
2021 HPEC Native Plant Sale

High Plains Environmental Center’s online native plant sales begin April 5, 2021. Native plants help to conserve water and support native wildlife, especially pollinators! All plants come in 3.5-inch or 5.5-inch (narrow) pots (all have same soil volume. Plant ordering will resume on April 5, 2021 in time for the spring planting season. We invite […]

Where
High Plains Environmental Center - 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO
Loveland, CO 80538
April
24
Sat. Apr 24, 2021
Earth Day Clean Up

Want to keep the Lakes looking beautiful? Join your fellow neighbors in a community Earth Day Clean up Saturday, April 24! REGISTER HERE About this Event Join your neighbors to help beautify the Lakes! No one is too old or too young to help. Involving kids in a neighborhood cleanup is a great way to […]

When
10:00am - 12:00pm
Where
Lake Club | 4555 Long Pine Lake Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
May
1
Sat. May 1, 2021
May Bird Banding

Join seasoned birder, Sheila Webber of the Ft. Collins Audubon Society, and Scott Rashid, Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute at the High Plains Environmental Center on Saturday, May 1st from 2:00 to 4:00. We will start at the visitor’s center with the guided bird walk with Sheila around Equalizer Lake, and […]

When
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where
High Plains Environmental Center - 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
May
1
Sat. May 1, 2021
Loveland Classic 5k/10k

The Loveland Classic returns this spring with a continued celebration and focus on the local community. This annual health and fitness event celebrates and supports the local community, raising funds to support local Thompson Education Foundation and early childhood education in Loveland. The Loveland Classic 5k/10k is one of the oldest races in Loveland, Colorado […]

When
8:00am-1:00pm
Where
Rangeview Office Campus | 2695-2725 Rocky Mountain Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538
May
2
Sun. May 2, 2021
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project – Part 1

HPEC is partnering with the Butterfly Pavilion and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)  to bring this important citizen science opportunity to the communities near HPEC. Created to inform monarch conservation, the MLMP focuses on understanding the distribution and abundance of breeding monarchs throughout the US and Canada. We are looking for volunteers to work […]

When
11:00am-1:00pm
Where
Virtual Event
Loveland, CO 80538
May
8
Sat. May 8, 2021
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project – Part 2

HPEC is partnering with the Butterfly Pavilion and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)  to bring this important citizen science opportunity to the communities near HPEC. Created to inform monarch conservation, the MLMP focuses on understanding the distribution and abundance of breeding monarchs throughout the US and Canada. We are looking for volunteers to work […]

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

Past Events

November
7
Sat. Nov 7, 2020
HPEC MONTHLY BIRD WALKS

Whether you’re a seasoned birder or an amateur, join Sheila Webber for a bird walk around Equalizer on the First Saturday of each month 8am-10am from February-November in 2020. 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 […]

When
8-10am
Where
2698 Blue Stem Will Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
October
31
Sat. Oct 31, 2020
Halloween Hullabaloo Drive-In

This FREE annual spooktacular event is going Open Air Style in 2020! Featuring a family-friendly drive-in with Halloween favorites at the Centerra Marketplace (in the parking lot east of Jimmy John’s and south of Marshall’s). Don’t delay and reserve your tickets when they go on sale this week, limited space available. Each vehicle will receive […]

When
Showings at 10am, 1pm, 5pm, 8pm MT
Where
1569 Falls River Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
October
30
Fri. Oct 30, 2020
Halloween Hullabaloo Drive-In

This FREE annual spooktacular event is going Open Air Style in 2020! Featuring a family-friendly drive-in with Halloween favorites at the Centerra Marketplace (in the parking lot east of Jimmy John’s and south of Marshall’s). Don’t delay and reserve your tickets when they go on sale this week, limited space available. Each vehicle will receive […]

When
Showings at 1pm, 5pm, 8pm MT
Where
1569 Falls River Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
October
27
Tue. Oct 27, 2020
October Sunset Nature Immersion Walk

Nature Immersion is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing”. Since the 1980’s scientists in Japan started experimenting with the effect spending time in a natural environment has on the physical body. They discovered and documented amazing health benefits from lowered blood pressure and pulse rate, to decreased levels of […]

When
5pm-7pm MT
Where
The HPEC Building: 2698 Bluestem Willow Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538
October
10
Sat. Oct 10, 2020
HPEC Hosts Online Lecture Series: Ethnobotany

Online Lecture Series: Ethnobotany Saturday, October 10, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am MT Instructor: Jim Tolstrup, HPEC Executive Director People have lived in Colorado for over 10,000 years. Looking at native plants through the lens of these first people offers us a view of a world that existed before grocery stores and pharmacies; where people found everything they […]

When
9:00am - 10:00am MT
October
3
Sat. Oct 3, 2020
October Bird Banding

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd, for a Bird Banding experience with Scott Rashid, Director of Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute. Scott, an expert Ornithologist, will talk to the group about what bird banding is, which birds we may expect to see/band, and why bird banding is vital for collecting data on avian species, […]

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