Check out what the High Country Conservation Center is taking part in and around Summit County, Colorado:

HC3 Board of Directors Meeting @ Ute Room, Summit County Community and Senior Center
May 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Annual Recycling Event & Town Clean Up Day @ Summit Stage Bus Barn
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Need help cleaning up your homes and garages? The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) and HC3 work in conjunction with Summit County towns to provide support for the town-wide Clean Up Day, but are also hosting the Annual Recycling Event on Saturday, May 19 from 8am to 2pm at the Summit Stage Bus Barn. This is your chance to go through the free drive-through drop off for hard to recycle items, including electronics, textile, pharmaceutical and household hazardous waste (HHW).

For a full list of accepted items, visit our HHW page or call us at 970-668-5703.

For town-specific information please contact participating towns at:

Summit County Annual Recycling Event

Blue River Explorer Hike @ Bandstand on the Blue
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Blue River Explorer HikeJoin the High Country Conservation Center (HC3), Blue River Watershed Group, Town of Silverthorne and Trout Unlimited for the Blue River Explorer Hike – a part of Silverthorne’s First Friday lineup –  from 4-7pm on June 1, 2018.

Taking place at the Bandstand on the Blue at the Silverthorne Pavilion, this celebration will showcase Cycle Silverthorne and the Blue River Explorer Hike, a ¾-mile activity-based hike where one can record their observations about water management and stream ecology. Interpretive signs along the Blue River Trail through the Silverthorne Town Core highlight various aspects of the river system including water management, trout biology, watershed mechanics and water conservation.

Bring the kids as the Wish for Wheels organization will be building 25 bikes for needed children. With the Explorer Hike the kiddos will also receive a free kids activity booklet and stickers.

The Shaky Hand String Band will be on hand with live music and vendors on-hand to help you learn about water conservation and the case for action for managing water.

Meeting the Demand For Water – Water Usage
Meeting the Demand For Water – Challenges
Water Conservation

25th Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge – Zero Waste Event @ Main St., Frisco, CO
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm
25th Annual Frisco BBQ Challenge - Zero Waste Event @ Main St., Frisco, CO | Frisco | Colorado | United States

Volunteers are the backbone of the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco. Literally, volunteers do everything from selling beer to moving tables to helping out with registration and selling t-shirts. This event would not happen without the hundreds of volunteers who donate their time year after year.

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The Colorado BBQ Challenge is also extremely proud to be a Zero Waste event proving that you can eat great BBQ, have fun AND care for our beautiful mountain environment all at the same time. Come make a difference by volunteering with the High Country Conservation Center to make our Zero Waste efforts successful!

To select your shift and see all of the exciting volunteer opportunities for the 25th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, click here.

HC3 Board of Directors Meeting @ Mt. Royal Room, County Commons
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Shred Day @ Alpine Bank Dillon
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Summit Shred DayAlpine Bank invites you to a free community Shred ay on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at Alpine Bank Dillon. Shred any unwanted documents with personal information at this on-site event. Staples or paperclips do not need to be removed. All donations benefit the Rotary Club of Summit County.

*Limit four boxes per person & business.

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DIY Energy Efficiency Workshop @ Summit County Community & Senior Center
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
DIY Energy Efficiency Workshop @ Summit County Community & Senior Center | Frisco | Colorado | United States

Just in time for summer project season, join HC3’s Energy Team for a crash course on DIY energy efficiency improvements. Learn home energy basics and how to tackle projects like caulking windows, replacing door weather stripping, installing programmable thermostats, and swapping aerators on faucets. This free workshop will take place Thursday, June 21st  from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at the Summit County Community & Senior Center. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Each person that registers will receive a free energy-saving tool kit valued at $30 plus a code for $20 off a home energy assessment. Sign up today by emailing Jess.

Breckenridge Recycling Forum @ Breckenridge Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Room
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Let's Talk Trash, Breckenridge Recycling ForumThe Town of Breckenridge and HC3 invite Breckenridge residents to discuss a proposed “Save as You Recycle” program to increase recycling in Breckenridge. This program will allow residents to select different size curbside trash bins, with smaller trash bins (and large recycling containers) costing less than larger trash bins.

Thurs, June 28, 5:30-7pm. Presentation to begin at 5:30pm.

Breck Rec Center, Multi-Purpose Room

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Ribbon Cutting – Leslie’s Community Garden @ Leslie's Community Garden
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting - Leslie's Community Garden @ Leslie's Community Garden | Dillon | Colorado | United States

Town of Dillon was the only community without a community garden until now! Thanks to a generous donation from the Stair family and the hard work of town staff, Dillon now has a community garden to call its own. Join us for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 5 from 6-7pm.

Please RSVP to Linda Oliver, Event Coordinator, at or 773-575-2623 by June 29, 2018.

Planning to Grow for You, Planning to Grow to Share @ Mount Royal Room, Frisco Library
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Planning to Grow For You, Planning to Grow to ShareJoin HC3’s Community Program Coordinator, Hallie Jaeger, for lessons on food waste prevention and how to donate excess harvest to families in need through the Grow to Share Program. WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children) Director, Whitney Horner, will be on-hand to share healthy recipes and speak about the impact of your donations.

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