MARCH CENTERRA UPDATE
Life may have changed around the world and in our community a year ago but we have stuck together, continue to lean heavily on our amazing healthcare professionals and have learned to navigate this new way of life. We are looking forward to springing forward after this winter storm arrives and are excited for the brighter months ahead when we can return safely to the things we have grown to love and appreciate such as community gardening, local hangouts, live music, fun runs, supporting local non-profit causes in person and visiting with multiple friend and family circles. Let's continue to remain cautious and optimistic, support local businesses, and adhere to CDC and Larimer County Health Guidelines, as we continue to make strides towards enjoying more interactions and engagements within our growing community in the months ahead.
What's Happening
Community Blood Drive: Pint For Pint
One blood donation can save up to three lives! Centerra, UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center, and its community partners are teaming up to host three Blood Drives in March. Each registered donor will receive a complimentary beer pint coupon to be redeemed at either Grimm Brothers or Loveland Aleworks, plus receive a free box of cookies. To learn more and check availability, click on the locations.
HPE Community Garden
HPEC Garden Box Sign Up
Annual garden boxes are now available to HPEC members and Centerra community residents. Email info@suburbitat.org to reserve your box! Locations and community garden details will be sent out mid-March. Practice horticultural or small-scale agricultural skills as a great way to start a small satellite garden, experimenting with new skills or crops. A great opportunity if your landscape can't accommodate a home garden.

March's Native Plant Spotlight:
Aspen Daisy (Showy Fleabane)
HPEC Education Events

Our friends at HPEC offer online and in person education events, activities, and workshops tailored for all ages, year round.

Monthly Bird Banding:
Scheduled first Saturday of the month from 9-10 a.m. Join Scott Rashid with Colorado Avian Research & Rehabilitation Institute, outdoors to learn and witness why bird banding is so important - register here.
Community Spotlight: Girl Scouts of Colorado
Feed joy and make a difference.
We are rallying our community to support the local Girl Scout troops who have certainly gotten creative to offer and delivery your favorite cookie treats during a pandemic. The annual Girl Scout Cookie Program helps young girls develop important life skills that include goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics that will set them up for success. Now until March 21st, track down a community cookie booth or order online to feed those cookie cravings while helping the young women reach their cookie selling goals!
Girl Scout Transparent
On Saturday, March 20th, Troop #78546 will be onsite at Railway Flats ready to sell and serve your favorite cookies. Swing on by near the clubhouse to support!
Centerra is a proud supporter of Girl Scouts of Colorado. Local troop operations take place right in the heart of our community.
Dates To Save
HPEC Annual Native Plant Sale Coming April 1st
High Plains Environmental Center’s annual plant sale kicks off on April 5th just in time for the spring planting season! Select from a wide variety of locally grown native plants that help conserve water and support native wildlife.
Click here, to browse HPEC’s online greenhouse selections, plant descriptions and start planning your garden selections.
Campus Clean Up
Bird Walk and Bird Branding April 3rd
Season professionals from Audubon Society and Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute will lead community members around Equalizer Lake on a guided bird walk and immediately afterward, have the ability to watch and learn more about the importance of bird banding.
Click here, to register in advance.
Loveland Classic 5k/10k
Returns May 1
Learn more about this community favorite and one Loveland's oldest races as participants take to the Centerra trails and enjoy a beautiful scenic run or walk around the Equalizer Lake and Houts Reservoir. The health and safety of attendees is a top priority - Green Events will follow all Larimer County Health guidelines to ensure safety.