Check out what the High Country Conservation Center is taking part in and around Summit County, Colorado:
FREE PUMPKIN COMPOSTING OPEN TO PUBLIC available Sunday, October 28th– Sunday, November 11th in dumpsters at Breck & Frisco Recycling Centers thanks to Timberline Disposal. Pumpkins only will be accepted and composted at SCRAP to create High Country Compost.
Breckenridge Recycling Center | Open 24 hours a day
284 Coyne Valley Rd., Breckenridge, CO 80424
Frisco Recycling Center | Open 24 hours a day
221 Peak One Blvd., Frisco, CO 80443
The High Country Conservation Center is partnering with the towns of Breckenridge and Frisco for a temporary yard sign recycling program. Dates vary and are limited. Some candidates collect their signs for reused – please check with your local candidate and/or campaign committee before recycling. Corrugated plastic political signs, along with the metal stakes (which should be separated from the signs), will be accepted for recycling at the following locations:
- Frisco/Copper Visitor Information Center (300 Main Street in Frisco): Drop off signs any day Tuesday, Nov. 6 through Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9am to 5pm.
- Breckenridge Town Hall (150 Ski Hill Road in Breckenridge, leave in the Sustainability Office, lower level): Drop off signs weekdays only from Tuesday, Nov. 6 through Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9am to 5pm.
Please do not leave signs outside, as they will blow away and become trash. Also, take note: yard signs are not accepted at the Summit County recycling centers or in curbside recycling.
Please join HC3 and its community partners for a Climate Action Open House! We’ll kick off the evening with a brief presentation about the process we went through to develop a Climate Action Plan for our community. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to visit stations to learn about different aspects of the plan and to provide their feedback.
Light refreshments will be provided, and the bar will be open.
Continental Divide Land Trust and HC3 have partnered once again to bring you the 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This festival portrays individuals and communities across the globe solving climate change issues revolving around water conservation, energy, food systems, biodiversity, resource management, and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. You’ll explore the world improving movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers and celebrities, celebrating the natural and human world in all its diversity.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the closing event of Ullr Festival and provides inspiration for the whole family. Beer, wine, soda, and movie snacks are available for purchase. Epic prizes are given away at intermission.
Tickets available for $25 at Riverwalk Center event doors on event day, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
What will Earth’s greatest challenges be this century? On Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 PM, join HC3 for a discussion moderated by local resident Don Sather. Four panelists will discuss complex issues such as climate change, population, consumption, pandemic, famine, automation, and disaster.
This event takes place at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge located at 621 Recreation Way, Frisco. The snack bar will be open.
HC3’s largest fundraiser of the year includes a beer tasting with 6 local breweries breweries – Angry James, Baker’s Brewery, Broken Compass, Dillon Dam Brewery, HighSide Brewing and Pug Ryan’s – plus, wine from Antler’s Liquor & Wine Cellar. The Tim McClure Benefit also includes one of the largest silent auctions in the county, music from Ms. Amy and the Jet Set, and live entertainment with the EveryBelly Dancers. Click to learn more about the Tim McClure Benefit.
Held in memory of Tim McClure, a conservation pioneer who began Summit’s first recycling program back in 1976, the benefit honors his legacy and supports the HC3 programs that continue his vision. The event also recognizes the conservation efforts of community members and businesses with the presentation of the Green Scene Awards. It takes place thanks to generous in-kind donations from Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise.
Save our Snow is your chance to come out and enjoy epic powder at Arapahoe Basin and help conservation efforts in Summit County. Come 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. All proceeds from this event will benefit the High Country Conservation Center, to help us provide awareness, education, appreciation, and preservation of our environment.
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.