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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.

Upcoming Events

    • 2021 Native Plant offerings will be open for registration at the end of April.  Due to COVID-19 concerns, most of our in-person offerings are being reduced. More information will be provided as soon as possible.
    • A limited number of reduced fee scholarships based on household income according to federal eligibility guidelines are available on a first come, first served basis to qualifying individuals. Apply for a scholarship.
    • Join Email List – Be the first to hear about upcoming Native Plant Master classes by joining our email list for a monthly update!

Latest News


Native Plant Master participants identifying plants on a field trip

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


Shaun Howard instructing a student

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


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.