Join High Country Conservation Center for these events
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.
On April 24, head to the south parking lot at CMC’s Breckenridge campus to check out some of the electric vehicles that cruise around Summit County’s roads (including a Proterra bus) and chat with the locals that drive them!
Learn what it’s like to drive an EV in the winter, get more info about models available in Colorado, and bust some common EV myths.
Drivers of all electric and hybrid vehicles, click here to bring your car to the event.
This event is hosted jointly by HC3, the Town of Breckenridge, and the Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club.
Join Leslie’s Garden for a presentation on plant propagation. 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!
Want to get a jump start on the gardening season? Join us as HC3 gardener Susie Nothnagel instructs you on the basics of high altitude vegetable gardening. This free workshop is geared towards new gardeners who want to learn the foundation of what grows well in our climate and how to get started.
- Can I bring old motor oil and antifreeze to the event?
No. These items are not accepted at the event, however they, along with all HHW, are accepted year-round free from residents year-round at the SCRAP.
- Can we bring a lot of TVs to the event?
No. Commercial loads are not accepted at the event, however the SCRAP can handle this type of request during regular business hours. Contact them at 970-468-9263 for details.
- Do you take florescent tubes and CFLs?
Not at the event. These items are accepted year-round free from residents at the SCRAP.
- What’s the best way for me to package my old pesticides and cleaners?
Please keep it in the original container and ensure it is tightly sealed. If the original container is damaged, you can seal it in a bucket.
The event is held in conjunction with Town Cleanup Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne. Help clean up your community and wrap up the day with a community picnic. HC3 will be at the Breckenridge Town Cleanup picnic to answer your conservation questions and give away LED bulbs. Bring us an old incandescent or CFL bulb and we’ll give you two LEDs.
For more information on the individual cleanups and picnics, please contact your local town.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]