Colorado Gives Day

On Colorado Gives Day, High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) asked for donations of $75 so we can purchase 60 heirloom fruit trees to be planted in our orchard. Our goal is to raise $4,500 on Colorado Gives Day this year. Will you help us?

Northern Colorado was once a significant fruit growing region, but over the last century development has replaced orchards. By planting heirloom fruit trees and creating an orchard, HPEC is preserving and restoring this portion of our agricultural history.

These heirloom fruit trees, including apple and cherry, will be planted on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, with the help of volunteers. All fruit grown in the orchard will be donated to families in need through The House of Neighborly Service located in Loveland.


In 2018, HPEC raised almost $3000 towards this project. A huge THANK YOU to all those who supported us on Colorado Gives Day!


Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. This 1-day fundraising event was created by Community First Foundation with the financial support of FirstBank. On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 you have the opportunity to support your favorite Colorado nonprofits and help them achieve their goals. Why not consider making a donation to High Plains Environmental Center on Colorado Gives Day!

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