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

Energy/Business Committee Meeting @ High Country Conservation Center
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Seed Library @ Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco Library
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Seed library workshop with HC3Did you know Summit County Libraries has a seed library? Come learn how to use the seed library, how to “check out” seeds, and how to plant them so they grow to seed. Expert gardener, Janet Young, will be on site to share a live participatory demonstration of planting seeds as well!

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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.

Planning to Grow for You, Planning to Grow to Share @ Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco Library
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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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Wildflowers of the Breckenridge Area @ South Branch Library
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Mountain WildflowersBack again this summer by popular demand! Local wildflower expert Jane Hendrix will introduce you to some of the exceptional wildflowers that grow in the area. Attendees will have the option to sign-up for a FREE guided wildflower hike later in the summer. Optional: Bring $5 cash if you would like to purchase a wildflower guide.

Harvesting Tips & Tricks @ Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco Library
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Easy & Nutritious Garden Recipes & Potluck @ Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco Library
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Seed Saving @ Mount Royal Room, Frisco Library
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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