Create a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard

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You may have heard that Centerra registered with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as the FIRST Wildlife Habitat Community in Colorado. But, did you know that we need your help to become certified? Whether you rent or own, have an apartment balcony or a big backyard, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas. By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young, you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

Centerra is working hard towards certification on our end through education, events and community outreach but in order to get certified, Centerra needs to register at least 50 homes as a wildlife habitat.

If you come to the presentation on Tuesday, March 20th at 6:00 pm by Brian Kurzel, Regional Executive Director of the NWF’s Rocky Mountain Regional Center, High Plains Environmental Center will pay HALF of your certification fee! Just come to the FREE meeting, and when you are ready to become certified we will pay $10 of the $20 certification fee!

For more information, please go to Please contact High Plains Environmental Center at 970-622-9676 or email if you have any questions.


Presenter: Brian Kurzel, Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Rocky Mountain Regional Center. Brian oversees the National Wildlife Federation’s work on protecting public lands, sustaining fish and wildlife populations, promoting responsible energy development, connecting people to nature and partnering with tribal governments on education and conservation.

When: Tuesday, March 20th

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Event Cost: Free
Certification Cost: $20 ($10 paid by you and $10 paid by HPEC)

Where: High Plains Environmental Center, 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO 80538

How certification works: Come to our open event on 3/20/2018 and sign your name to the attendance sheet. If you meet all of the criteria, you can fill out an application either before or after the presentation. If you don’t meet the criteria quite yet, take home a paper application and work towards the requirements. Once complete, either drop off or send the application and $10 fee to HPEC. We’ll take care of the rest!

Directions to HPEC:

From the South: From US-34 W turn North onto Boyd Lake Ave. At the first traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Boyd Lake Ave. At the second traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Long Pine Lake Dr. Take this road until the third and final roundabout and take the second exit. HPEC will be on your right.

From the North: Head South onto Boyd Lake Ave. Once you pass E 37th St, we are the next road. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Long Pine Lake Dr. At the next roundabout take the second exit. HPEC will be on your right.