WAITLISTED: This project is full. Please register to be added to the waitlist; we are often able to accommodate more volunteers closer to the project date.
About the Stewardship Site:
The High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) in Loveland features 2 lakes, 76 acres, and 3 miles of trail that are open to the public year-round. The urban park is designed to demonstrate how natural places can be preserved in the midst of development through sustainable planning, and educate communities about the value of land stewardship, native plants, and wildlife habitat. VOC has partnered with HPEC since 2009 and our volunteers have been instrumental in developing the site's many gardens and exhibits.
About the Volunteer Experience:
Celebrate Earth Day with VOC as we create a new exhibit - the Medicine Wheel Garden - at the High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC), which will highlight the historic edible, medicinal and ceremonial uses of native plants by Colorado's Native American Plains Tribes. Work will range from simple planting to more rigorous tasks such as building garden structures. Please note that this project takes place on Sunday.
We'll be back at HPEC on June 16 for our Young Stewards project, exclusively for families with children ages 6-12.
About the Overall Impact:
With a small staff, volunteer projects like this one are instrumental to the development and maintenance of HPEC facilities. The Medicine Wheel Garden that volunteers create will be used to by HPEC to educate visitors - including more than 100 Larimer County schoolchildren - about gardening with native plants, their historic uses, and the heritage of Colorado Tribes.
- Minors: All youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
- Cancellation: Our land manager partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Jamie Burke at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.