This Land is Our Land.
High Plains Environmental Center links neighbors to nature, fresh food, and each other.
The High Plains Environmental Center was conceived in 2001. The HPEC has engaged the community at-large ever since, inviting builders, businesses and residents into their “living laboratory” to participate in a wide range of studies, activities and foci including: Vegetable Gardening, Composting, Vermiculture, Sustainable Horticulture, Cultivating Native Plants, Wildlife, Aquaponics, Wetlands Ecology, Sustainable Living, and Art in Nature. It’s a spiritual, scientific and educational campus. They receive more than 6000 (Yes, that’s 3 zeroes!) volunteer hours per year. The HPEC is actively working to restore the land to its original habitat, to conserve the habitats that already exist, and to integrate the open space into the neighboring communities, by engaging neighbors in the natural world they see every day. It’s also about human beings, living together, working together and having fun together. After all, we’re part of the ecosystem too.