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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

September
22
Tue. Sep 22, 2020
September 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
September
12
Sat. Sep 12, 2020
HPEC Hosts Online Lecture Series: Landscaping with Native Plants

Online Lecture Series: Landscaping with Native Plants Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am MT Instructor: Jim Tolstrup, HPEC Executive Director This is the first in a series of online lectures presented by Jim Tolstrup, the Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center. Jim works to promote the conservation, restoration and landscape use of native plants […]

When
9:00am - 10:00am MT
September
5
Sat. Sep 5, 2020
September Bird Banding

Join us on Saturday, September 5th, 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, […]

August
1
Sat. Aug 1, 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 now through November 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 […]

When
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Where
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538
July
4
Sat. Jul 4, 2020
Larimer County Drive-In Fireworks Show

In light of state and county public health orders, the City of Loveland, Colorado – Government is moving its Fourth of July fireworks display, a time-honored North Lake Park tradition, to The Ranch Events Complex for 2020. The fireworks show is the result of a partnership between the City of Loveland, City of Fort Collins […]

When
7:30pm
Where
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
June
13
Sat. Jun 13, 2020
Workshop Series with Jim Tolstrup: Part 4: Ethnobotany

Required Materials: Notebook, Pen, Layers & Appropriate Footwear for Field Work *COFFEE, TEA, & SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED; PLEASE BRING SACK LUNCH* Cost: $55.00 People have lived in Colorado for over 10,000 years. Looking at native plants through the lens of these first people’s offers us a view of a world that existed before grocery stores and […]

When
9am-3pm
Where
2698 Blue Stem Will Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
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