• HC3's Annual Tim McClure Benefit
  • HC3's Annual Tim McClure Benefit
  • HC3's Annual Tim McClure Benefit
  • HC3's Annual Tim McClure Benefit
  • HC3's Annual Tim McClure Benefit
  • HC3's Annual Tim McClure Benefit

The 30th Annual Tim McClure Benefit

The 30th Annual Tim McClure Benefit was a huge success! Major thanks to our sponsors and supporters for helping us raise nearly $60,000 in support of HC3 programs. See event photos on Facebook.

30th Annual Tim McClure Benefit: Click the image to view more photos on Facebook.

The Tim McClure Benefit is HC3’s largest fundraiser of the year, held in memory of Tim McClure, a conservation pioneer who began Summit’s first recycling program back in 1976. The benefit is held to honor his legacy and support the HC3 programs that continue his vision. It takes place thanks to generous in-kind donations from Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise.

The 2019 event took place Friday, February 22, 2019, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Breckenridge from 6-9:30pm.

2019 Green Scene Award Winners

The Green Scene Awards honor individuals and businesses in our community who strive to create awareness and cultivate solutions for a greener Summit County. Green Scene awardees are examples of real-world environmental champions right here in our own backyard.

Green Scene Awards presentation

Donna Lee, Julia Butterfly Hill Individual Achievement Award
Lee volunteered her expertise to the Summit Climate Action Collaborative. She ensured the inclusion of forest health in Summit County’s Community Climate Action Plan and prepared a greenhouse gas inventory for our local forests.

Tiernan Spencer, Organic Fertilizer Volunteer Award
As a Zero Waste Ambassador for HC3 and an individual who helps the community to recycle and compost properly, Spencer was the front runner in a large pool of nominees. She is also the chair of a citizen’s campaign to achieve 100% renewable electricity in Frisco, Colo.

Liz Roush, Essential Earthy Educator Award
This award was presented to Liz Roush, STEM Teacher at The Peak School. Roush regularly engages her students in hands-on envrionmental projects; last year, her senior sustainability class wrote a proposal, received donated supplies, and installed LED bulbs and water-saving devices at the school.

Arapahoe Basin, Greener Summit Business Award
Arapahoe Basin won for their aggressive environmental goals: by 2025, they’ve pledged to be carbon neutral, powered by 100% renewable electricity, and compost and recycle 75% of their waste. Arapahoe Basin has also created a top-to-bottom culture of sustainability, empowering employees at all levels to do more to protect our local environment and support our local community.

2019 Event Details:

  • Begins at 6 pm for General Admission tickets
  • FREE Tasting glass & beer samples from 7 Summit County breweries: Angry James, Baker’s Brewery, Breckenridge Brewery, Broken Compass, Dillon Dam Brewery, HighSide Brewing and Pug Ryan’s
  • Music featuring Ms Amy & The Jet Set
  • Light appetizers
  • Wine compliments of Antler’s Liquor & Wine Cellar
  • One of the biggest Silent Auctions in Summit County
  • Performance by the EveryBelly Dancers

Don’t miss out on the VIP treatment! 

Tim McClure: Original Founder of the High Country Conservation Center

Photo courtesy Summit Daily News

  • Early Entry at 5:00 pm
  • HC3 pint glass for unlimited tasting
  • FIRST opportunity to “buy it now”at our silent auction


  • Online ticket sales have ended. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
  • $50 General Admission / $75 VIP

Event Parking

  • Limited Valet Parking is available at the DoubleTree for $35 per car
  • The Beaver Run Lot is across the street from the DoubleTree and offers the most convenient event parking. Rates: $.50 for the first hour, $1.50 for the second hour, $2 for the third hour, and $4 for each additional hour.
  • FREE Parking: The F Lot is located off S. Park Ave. and is free after 5 pm. The walk is about 8 minutes to the DoubleTree.

Thank You to all of Our Sponsors:

Harvester Sponsors

Cultivator Sponsors

Composter Sponsors

Seed Sower Sponsors

Innovator Sponsors

For questions or inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Community Programs Director, Rachel Zerowin, at rachel@highcountryconservation.org or 970-668-5703.

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