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National Volunteer Week Earth Day Fence Removal

 04/22/2024  |  08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Coyote Ridge Natural Area  |  Registration Required

Stewardship Project - 12 +

Thank you for signing up to help with a National Volunteer Week Fence Removal at Coyote Ridge Natural Area! The purpose of the project is to remove a couple thousand feet of barbed wire fencing along an old property line. This will better delineate the Natural Area boundary as well as be more wildlife friendly. Volunteers will help remove and repair fencing to support natural wildlife corridors along the foothills. Activities are appropriate for volunteers ages 12 and up and it's a great way to get to know more about your Natural Areas and give back to these public lands during National Volunteer Week and Earth Day. Participants will be working off trail and around barbed wire. Rattlesnakes may be present, but snake gaiters will be provided for additional protection. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy, comfortable shoes. Bring plenty of water and wear a hat or some other kind of sun protection - there's no shade at this location! Sunscreen, gloves, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Here are some important things to know before signing up: 1) This event is for community members ages 12+ and no dogs are allowed at this event. 2) All participants must sign up through this link and will be prompted to sign a waiver (yay for less paper at the event!) 3) We will be meeting at the Coyote Ridge Natural Area parking lot, off of Taft Hill Road about 3 miles south of Harmony Rd. Volunteers will be asked to walk 1 mile to the cabin for a meeting spot. A shuttle is available if necessary. 4) Half of the volunteer will be shuttled to the northern end of the project site. The other half will walk approximately half a mile off-trail to the south end. Snake gaiters will be provided. 4) Lunch will be provided at the end of the project at noon. 5) More specific information about logistics will be available once you sign up. Sign-In will begin around 8:30am with a start time of 9am. Volunteers will be given an important safety talk before beginning the activity. Carpooling is encouraged due to other events scheduled at this location. Snacks and water jugs (for refills) will be provided, but please bring your own water container, warm/layered clothing, close-toed footwear adequate for walking off-trail, and any other items for a morning of comfort outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Please reach out to AJ Chlebnik with any questions (970) 224-6118 or [email protected] People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to participate in all programs and we are happy to make any appropriate accommodations. If you'd like to request an accommodation (language interpretation, wheelchair access, etc.) please fill out the form linked under this activity. You can also copy and paste this link to access the same form: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7669173/Accessibility-and-Accommodation-Request-Form If accommodations are needed for an activity, please allow two (2) weeks prior to the event to process your request and arrange the accommodation, if available. If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of a program, please contact [email protected] or call 970-416-2815 for more information. ___________________________________________________________________ Queremos que sepas que todas las personas, independientemente de sus habilidades o discapacidades, son bienvenidas a participar en nuestros programas. Estamos dispuestos a hacer cualquier modificación para asegurarnos de que todos puedan disfrutar plenamente de la experiencia. Si necesitas algún ajuste, ya sea interpretación de idiomas, acceso para sillas de ruedas u otra cosa, por favor completa el formulario que está vinculado en esta actividad. También puedes copiar y pegar este enlace para acceder al formulario: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7669173/Accessibility-and-Accommodation-Request-Form Si requieres modificaciones para participar en alguna actividad, te pedimos que nos avises con 2 semanas de anticipación al evento para procesar tu solicitud y coordinar los ajustes, en caso de estar disponibles. Si tienes alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la accesibilidad de alguno de nuestros programas, no dudes en contactarnos en [email protected] o llamando al 970-416-2815 para obtener más información.

Minimum Participants: 1
Maximum Participants: 30

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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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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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Becky P - Staff/Trainers

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Bill W - Photographer

Bill was born in Canada where he met his wife Barbara, earned his MD, had 2 sons, served in the Canadian Armed Forces and settled into practicing Family Medicine. He and family then moved to Dallas Texas where they stayed for over 3 decades before settling in Fort Collins in 2019. In the past Bill enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader for 15 years, running camping and canoeing. He has been a Texas Master Naturalist. Bill is happy to be a Volunteer Naturalist for the City of Fort Collins.

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BRANDON P - Staff/Trainers

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Cristie L - Volunteer Naturalist Assistant

I retired from the US Forest Service in 2015. I have volunteered to do bird & butterfly surveys since 2020 and as a Volunteer Naturalist Assistant beginning in 2021.

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Lee L - Staff/Trainers

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Mason M - Staff/Trainers

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Ryan K - Staff/Trainers