City of Fort Collins Engage

Welcome to Engage!  Engage helps you manage your involvement, either as a participant or volunteer, sponsored by the FC Volunteer Program. Browse the calendar, edit your profile, and get involved!

Natural Areas are naturally yours! You are welcome to explore and help care for these special places. There are 49 natural areas and over 36,000 acres that are conserved locally and regionally, so there is likely a natural area near you! Natural Areas Map (pdf).

Tracks & Trails is your guide to free natural area activities, June-October. Register here, by creating or signing in to you account.

 

Upcoming Activities   Calendar

 Sign Up RESCHEDULED: Open House for the Cycling Community: Foothills Management Plan Update
  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 |   04:00 PM | Northside Aztlan Community Center

The Foothills Natural Areas Management Plan applies to Coyote Ridge, Pineridge, Maxwell, and Reservoir Ridge natural areas and the Foothills Trail. Work on the plan includes setting goals and strategies for promoting ecological integrity, prot...

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 Register City Nature Challenge: Identify Northern Colorado 2019
  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 |   11:00 AM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

Do you like identifying wildlife to the family, genus or species level? Join us for this event for fun and refreshments. Amateur and professional biologists and naturalists welcome! This event is free, but registration is required. Tuesday, Ap...

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 Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Saturday, May 4, 2019 |   08:00 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Enjoy a brief family-friendly astronomy program at Bobcat Ridge. Skygazing follows with telescopes provided by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society for your viewing pleasure. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Please arrive...

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 Sign Up Skygazing
  Friday, May 10, 2019 |   08:30 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Volunteers from Northern Colorado Astronomical Society will be available with large telescopes and lots of information about the eclipse and night sky. Dress for cold temperatures. You are welcome to bring blankets and chairs. Visit http://noc...

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 Register Bark Tour!
  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Red Fox Meadows Natural Area |  Registration Required

Learn how your best friend can enjoy the natural areas with you and how together you can help water and wildlife. One well-behaved dog on a hand-held leash per family welcome to come along! 18+ Through a series of hikes, dog owners/caretakers w...

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 Sign Up CO Public Lands Day Litter Clean Up
  Saturday, May 18, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Riverbend Ponds Natural Area
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 Register Volunteer with Natural Areas! A Volunteer Information Session
  Monday, May 20, 2019 |   05:00 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

Do you love natural areas and want to share your enthusiasm with others? Volunteers are needed to work alongside Natural Areas staff! Learn about all the different ways you can be involved, find your perfect fit, and sign up for upcoming training ...

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 Register Wildflower Walk
  Friday, May 24, 2019 |   08:30 AM | Pineridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore the blooms through the months, while learning about native and non-native plants. Bring water, sun protection, closed-toe shoes and any other comforts you may need. 1-4 miles; easy-moderate. 18+ Location: Pineridge Natural Area, meet a...

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 Register Introduction to Nature Journaling
  Saturday, May 25, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

No art experience required! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring drinking water, a snack if you like, and something to sit on (a stool, jacket, pad, etc.). Feel free to bring your own art supplies or borrow ours. Discover t...

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 Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Saturday, June 1, 2019 |   08:30 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Enjoy a brief family-friendly astronomy program at Bobcat Ridge. Skygazing follows with telescopes provided by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society for your viewing pleasure. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Please arrive...

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