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Holiday Open House

 12/15/2023  |  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road  |  Registration Required

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For Natural Areas Volunteers Only! Join us at NIX on Friday, December 15th anytime between 10:30am and 12:30pm for a casual gathering to celebrate the holidays and mingle with friends! We will have light refreshments and food along with fun activities and perhaps a contest (or 2). Dress in your most festive holiday sweater and contact AJ if you would like to learn more or participate in the Silver Fork Dessert contest. This event will be a pop-by, and attendance for all 2 hours is not required, but please register by December 13th so we know how many to expect. We hope to see you there and wish you all some good holiday cheer! New staff members Ludy and Sam will be there - stop by to meet them and welcome them the the Natural Areas Public Engagement Team.

Maximum Participants: 250

Registration is required for this activity. Click "register" to reserve your spot.

General Info

Thank you Fort Collins and Larimer County voters! Your support of citizen-initiated sales taxes makes land conservation and educational activities like this possible.

AJ Chlebnik

Pronouns: she/her/hers

City of Fort Collins

Natural Areas Department

Public Engagement Specialist

[email protected]


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Leader/Volunteer Info

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AJ C - Staff/Trainers

I am a Public Engagement Specialist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and I organize community programs, programs by request and interpretive communications like signs and brochures. I'm excited to be back in Fort Collins again after being gone for 15 years. My favorite things to talk about are conservation issues, conservation research and raptors!! The black blur in the profile photo is my cattle dog. She never stops moving!

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Lauren H - Staff/Trainers

Hi everyone, I'm Lauren! I'm rejoining the Natural Areas team as an environmental education specialist for the 2023 season, after being a public engagement assistant during Summer 2022. I love spending time outside, reading, and meeting new people. I look forward to working with all volunteers! Please reach out to me if you have any questions! :)

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Ludy R - Staff/Trainers

¡Hola! I'm Ludy Rueda. Originally from Mexico, I bring a diverse perspective and passion for nature and community engagement. I'll manage diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and partnerships, support public engagement projects, and lead signage and brochure development. My goal is to ensure all community members, regardless of background, feel welcome to enjoy the beauty of our natural areas.

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Randy K - Staff/Trainers

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Samantha T - Staff/Trainers

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Tyler D - Staff/Trainers