Join High Country Conservation Center for these events

Mar
18
Mon
Fix a Leak Week
Mar 18 – Mar 24 all-day
Fix a Leak Week

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!

Mar
26
Tue
Leslie’s Learning @ Town of Dillon Council Chambers
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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!

Mar
31
Sun
Elks Club Breakfast Benefiting Leslie’s Garden @ Silverthorne Elks Lodge
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elks Club Breakfast Benefiting Leslie's Garden @ Silverthorne Elks Lodge

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.

Apr
22
Mon
Party for the Planet Earth Day Event @ Highside Brewing
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Apr
24
Wed
Drive Electric Earth Day @ Colorado Mountain College
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Drive Electric Earth Day @ Colorado Mountain College

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.

 

Garden Workshop: Plant Propagation @ Town of Dillon Council Chambers
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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!

Applications are now open for community gardens. LEARN MORE.

Apr
30
Tue
Garden Workshop: Intro to High Altitude Gardening @ Hopefull Discovery Room, South Branch Library, Breckenridge
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Garden Workshop: Intro to High Altitude Gardening @ Hopefull Discovery Room, South Branch Library, Breckenridge

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.

Applications are now open for community gardens. LEARN MORE.

May
18
Sat
Annual Recycling Event & Town Cleanup Day @ Summit Stage Bus Barn
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Recycling Event & Town Cleanup Day @ Summit Stage Bus Barn | Frisco | Colorado | United States
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557710721153{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Need to get that old TV out of the house? What about old cleaners or fertilizers sitting in the garage? The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) and HC3 work in conjunction with Summit County towns to host the Annual Recycling Event on Saturday, May 18 from 8 am to 2 pm 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, paints, textiles, pharmaceuticals and household hazardous waste (HHW). Learn more by visiting our HHW page or call us at 970-668-5703.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Volunteer Sign Up” color=”vista-blue” link=”||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1557710732582{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]MOST-ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • 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.

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May
20
Mon
Garden Workshop: Plot Planning, Season Extenders, and Pest Management @ Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco County Commons
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Garden Workshop: Plot Planning, Season Extenders, and Pest Management @ Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco County Commons
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1558024043981{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Are you ready to start planting your vegetable garden? Let’s take it to the next level! Join HC3 gardener Kyla Laplante in this free workshop to help you hone your gardening skills. The focus will be on garden plot planning, extending the garden season and pest management. Kyla is the farmer for Summit County’s wildly popular Community Supported Agriculture program.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Garden Plots Available” color=”vista-blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.highcountryconservation.org%2Fcommunity-gardens%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
May
30
Thu
Garden Workshop: Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants @ Town of Dillon Council Chambers
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1558024188971{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Join Leslie’s Garden for a presentation on edible and medicinal plants in the wild. This event is for everyone, whether you are a novice herbivore or a seasoned herbologist, all are welcome. The event will run for one hour, we hope to see you there!

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