Apples and computer
Girl with sled


CanDo Loveland

The CanDo Loveland Coalition is made up of over 50 volunteers from local organizations and families who work together to accomplish CanDo’s goals of promoting healthy eating and physical activity throughout Loveland. The coalition has subcommittees that work on specific strategies related to schools, community gardens and the neighborhood engagement. CanDo Loveland strategies also focus on the food environment and the built environment. The coalition meets quarterly as a whole to review progress and share successes. Want to get involved? Please complete a Member Information Form.

Lovleand Citizen Task Force

Citizens Task Force for walking and biking is working to ensure that Loveland is a community where biking and walking is safe, fun and easy. Join us for our first meeting where we will learn more about the City of Loveland budgeting process, advocacy efforts, and identify bike and pedestrian assets and areas of improvement. View the outreach information sheet here.

Safe Routes to School Task Force

The Loveland Safe Routes to School Task Force - implemented by the City of Loveland Department of Public Works - is committed to supporting a community environment where families can safely walk or bike to school through use of the five E’s (Education, Encouragement, Evaluation, Enforcement and Engineering) of a successful Safe Route to School (SRTS) program.

The Task Force meets at participating SRTS sites, observing the drop-off prior to the meeting, encouraging staff and site crossing guards to attend and give site specific feedback. For more information, contact Shelley Aschenbrenner at

Loveland Garden Network

Facilitated by the Community Garden Coordinator at High Plains Environmental Center, the Garden Network consists of over 100 Loveland community members, city employees, church & agency representatives and classroom instructors interested in the success of gardens in the community. They are committed to donating fresh produce through the “Plant a Row” program and are available for anyone who wants to stay in the know about gardens, garden projects and youth gardening.

Contact Garth Bontrager, Community Garden Coordinator, at for more information.

Neighborhood Empowerment Teams

The Neighborhood Empowerment Teams (NET) are an alliance of neighborhood residents and staff from the City of Loveland and CanDo.  The goal for each NET is to build understanding and support for improved opportunities for healthy eating and active living in their neighborhoods. For more information, contact Katie Guthrie, Loveland Health Planner, at

TSD District Wellness Committee

CanDo partners with Thompson School District to promote wellness in schools. TSD’s District Wellness Committee works on providing resources and technical assistance to help schools incorporate more physical activity and healthy eating. For more info on this committee, please contact Kathy Schlepp at or (970)613-5127.

CanDo spotlight!

See Stories from the Terrace, a photovoice project from youth at Maple Terrace about their take on their community.