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

Informational Meeting for the Dillon Community Garden @ Dillon Town Hall Council Chambers
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
29th Annual Tim McClure Benefit @ Double Tree Breckenridge
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the High Country Conservation Center for the 29th Annual Tim McClure Benefit on Friday, February 23rd from 6-10pm at the Double Tree Breckenridge.  Tickets are available at the door for $40, or $60 for VIP tickets.  Tickets include appetizers, live music, EveryBelly Dancers, a great silent auction, and unlimited tasting of local beer, wine, and spirits from Angry James Brewery, Baker’s Brewery, Broken Compass Brewery, Dillon Dam BreweryPug Ryan’sBreckenridge Distillery, and samples from a variety of Colorado wines. VIP ticket holders receive a pint glass for tasting, early access to our silent auction and automatic entry into a VIP drawing for a gift certificate to the Infinity Spa at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 in Breckenridge.  All proceeds benefit HC3.

Purchase a door prize ticket at the event for just $10 and be entered to win one of three prizes, including a Char-Broil Grill from Lowe’s, a two night stay (including breakfast) at the Residence Inn by Marriott and a Family Four-Pack to Epic Discovery Breckenridge.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Epic Promise BGV Gives Alpine Bank
Copper Mountain Paragon Lodging


Arapahoe Basin Waste Management


CBS4 Deeper Green Consulting Peak Performance Imaging Solutions Broken Compass Native Roots

Seed Sower:

Colorado Mountain College, Energy Outreach Colorado, FirstBank, Ifurnish, Stuhr and Associates, Summit Daily, Xcel Energy, Antlers Liquor & Wine Cellar, Mountain Pride Cleaning & Restoration, Martin Martin, Civil Insight, Comfort by Kodiak, Mountain Life Companies


Land Title, The Clothing Cooperative, Arrow Insurance, Breckenridge Dental Group, Centennial Recycling, Dynamic Database Design, Energy Smart Colorado, FridgeWize, Impact Energy, Krystal93, KSMT, Lincoln Park, Mondo Verde, Performance Home, Summit County Recycling, Summit Mountain Rentals, Tolin Mechanical, The Outsider, ERI Direct, Timberline Law, West, Brown, Huntley, Innovative Energy, Timberline Disposal



March Giving Tap @ Apres Handcrafted Libations
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

What’s better than beer? How about beer for a cause?!

Apres Libations March Giving Tap with HC3Join HC3, Broken Compass Brewing and Apres Handcrafted Libations all month long for the Giving Tap. 10% of all proceeds from the Broken Compass tap line will be donated to the High Country Conservation Center in March 2018.

All you have to do is order a Broken Compass beer and enjoy. Of course if you would like to make an additional donation aside from your draft purchase, you can do that too!

Thank you for supporting your local non-profits!

“What Will Summit County’s Winters Be Like in 2050” with NOAA Research Scientist, Klaus Wolter @ Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Klaus Wolter - NOAAJoin the High Country Conservation Center and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for a presentation at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge about climate issues in Summit County, including snowpack, drought, wildfires, and pine beetle epidemic.

Klaus Wolter is UC-Boulder Scientist that works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He recently has been working on predicting climate patterns for the entire country. He has created statistical tools that help to predict season climate and assess extreme weather events. Klaus is also involved in studying the level of impact that humans have on our current climate patterns, especially in regards to weather extremes.

Fix a Leak Week
Mar 19 – Mar 25 all-day

Leaks Can Run, but They Can’t Hide

Join HC3 for Fix a Leak Week, March 19-25, 2018Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year HC3 and EPA’s WaterSense team encourages community members to hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for EPA’s tenth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 19 through 25, 2018—but remember that you can find and fix leaks inside and outside your home to save valuable water and money all year long.

For more resources, click here or click Here for a downloadable checklist for chasing down leaks.

Summit County Green Drinks @ Apres Handcrafted Libations
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome to Summit County Green Drinks!

Green Drinks is a social networking event for individuals interested in sustainability and the environment.

Please join us for a conversation about local sustainability efforts and conservation trends here in Summit County. Find out what’s happening with Summit County, the local towns, non-profits, and businesses. Attendees are encouraged to share any current or future sustainability initiatives with the group. Come network and engage with members of our community.

10th Annual Save Our Snow & Demo Day @ Arapahoe Basin
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

All proceeds from this event will benefit the High Country Conservation Center, to help us provide awareness, education, appreciation, and preservation of our environment. Come on out and meet A-Basin’s Green Team and representatives from HC3 and learn about A-Basin’s sustainability initiatives, while elevating your green experience at Arapahoe Basin.

To celebrate the day and the “Power To Save The Powder” A-Basin will have a tent village in Mountain Goat Plaza with some Colorado friends that practice sustainability in their businesses and products. There will be plenty of ski and snowboard vendors around demoing skis. You will need a $10 donation to HC3 to demo some of the newest equipment around, this is not a day to be missed!

We will also have a prize drawing and silent auction with prizes from our sustainability minded friends in the tent village.

Tiki Tuesday Luau @ Apres Handcrafted Libations
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tiki Tuesday Luau to Benefit HC3Join the High Country Conservation CenterBroken Compass Brewing & Après Handcrafted Libations for the Tiki Tuesday Luau! Broken Compass will be providing a special “outside the taproom” release of its Coconut Porter and Apres will be issuing a special Tiki Tuesday menu featuring a few tiki-inspired cocktails.

10% of all cocktail and Broken Compass purchases will benefit HC3, so get ready to get your tiki on!

More event details to come soon ….

Fundraising Committee Meeting @ High Country Conservation Center
Apr 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Quarterly fundraising committee meeting for the High Country Conservation Center. Open to the public.

Seed Starting & High Alpine Gardening Info @ Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco Library
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Seed Starting with HC3Are you ready to get a jump start on gardening? Join HC3 as expert gardeners, and High Country CSA farmer Kyla LaPlante, instruct you on how to start seeds indoors in preparation for gardening season. Summit County’s short growing season makes it hard to grow plants that take loner to mature, but starting seeds is a great way to get a head start. Get answers to your gardening questions at this free workshop!

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