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Native Plant Master Program – Metro to Mountain (M2M)   arrow

Would you like to learn more about the beautiful plants that grow in nature? Take a Native Plant Master class and get to know the plants of the Metro to Mountain area – Denver, Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties.

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The Jefferson County Native Plant Master Coordinator is on leave through the end of 2021. Because of limited staffing​, the Metro to Mountain Native Plant Master program, which includes ​Jefferson, Clear Creek, Denver, and Gilpin counties, will not offer additional programming this year, and communication will be limited. If you are interested in NPM events in 2021, please check out the links to neighboring programs below.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to bringing back Metro to Mountain programming in 2022!

See you then!


Arapahoe County Native Plant Master Program

Boulder County Native Plant Master Program

Larimer County Native Plant Master Program

Teller County Native Plant Master Program         

San Miguel Basin Native Plant Master Program

Tri-River Area Native Plant Master Program


A red native plant Native Plant Master® Program has received the Blue Grama Award for Environmental Education from the Colorado Open Space Alliance (COSA).


Native Plant Master participants identifying plants on a field trip

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Anemone multifida flowersHave you considered including the program in your estate plans? Visit, or call 970-217-6807.


Shaun Howard instructing a student

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.