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 Young Stewards Experience:
This half-day project takes place on Father's Day Weekend and is exclusively for families with children ages 6-12! Participants young and old will help transplant native plants from the High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC)'s greenhouse, learn about what it means to be a good steward, and go on a fun nature hike! This project is a fantastic way to bond as a family and introduce your child to the joys of volunteering and exploring the outdoors. We'll provide breakfast and lunch, too!
About the Overall Impact:
With limited staff, VOC volunteers have been critical to the development of HPEC's many gardens and exhibits. By volunteering, families can contribute to HPEC's educational mission and engage their children in meaningful, hands-on experiences designed to invoke a love of nature.
Minors: All youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.