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.
Did you know that the average household leak wastes 10,000 gallons of water each year? That’s more than a month’s supply for a family of four. If your water bill is suspiciously high, it’s time to look for leaks or contact your water provider. Try these 3 easy DIY tips:
- Identify toilet leaks: Placing a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If any color shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak. (Be sure to flush immediately after the experiment to avoid staining the tank.) Watch the video.
- Look for continuous leaks: If you’re not running water in the house and your meter is moving, you have a continuous leak. Learn how to read your water meter.
- SPEAK UP! In the workplace: Leaks don’t just happen at home. If you see a faucet dripping, a toilet running or broken sprinkler heads, make sure to report it to the maintenance staff.
Visit the EPA website to learn how to check for leaks in your home. And, be sure to check out Summit County’s Blue River Watershed Water Efficiency Plan for more information on community-wide water conservation efforts.
Are you fixing a leak this week? Share your photos on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to tag High Country Conservation Center!
Join Leslie’s Garden for a presentation on early plant starts from seeds and soil augmentation. This event is for everyone, whether you are a novice gardener or a seasoned veteran, all are welcome. The event will run for one hour, we hope to see you there!
The Elks will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser benefiting Leslie’s Community Garden on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne. The breakfast fare goes beyond the standard pancakes and eggs.
Silent auction proceeds and proceeds from the event will help offset costs of purchasing and installing a community information board in the garden.
Join HC3 at HighSide Brewery on Earth Day – Monday, April 22 at 5PM to party for the planet! We’ll be on-site to share brews and conversations about community climate goals, new recycling efforts and more.
HighSide, located at 720 Main St. in Frisco, Colo., will offer a free drink that evening to anyone who makes a $10 donation to HC3. Expect giveaways, stickers and like-minded neighbors who care about stopping climate change.