Volunteer Kickoff Event: HPEC Lakes Cleanup

Calling all Community Cleanup Stewards!

It’s been a pretty messy winter here at HPEC. Trash and debris have entered our waterways and public spaces by way of spring rains, heavy winds, & continuing development/construction.

What: Spring Lakes Cleanup Event
When: Saturday, March 23rd 2019 from 11am-2pm
Who: High Plains Environmental Center
Where: 2698 Bluestem Willow Dr., HPEC Trails
Why: An immense amount of trash has found its way onto the properties we own and manage, and we need your help to clean it up. Trash pickup is more than getting rid of unsightly or unhealthy debris. It is also about restoring habitats and preventing impacts of harmful consumption on plants & wildlife.

Come on down and help us beautify our community while restoring habitat for native plant and animal species.

The cleanup event will occur in a few places around our property:
• HPEC’s trail system (about 4 miles in total)
• At the edge of HPEC’s two lakes (Houts & Equalizer)
• HPEC’s “backyard” (demonstration gardens, orchard, Wild Zone, etc.)

Some Important Details:
• This is a child-friendly event. Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring layers, and prepare for walking, bending, and carrying bags of trash.
• HPEC will provide gloves and trash bags. We request that those who would like to help clean up the lakes wear water resistant (rubber if possible) boots or shoes.
• Water & Snacks will be provided!


Please email Lauren@suburbitat.org or call 970.622.9676 if you have any questions.

Click HERE to view the Facebook event page.