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).

Natural Areas Explorer is your guide to free natural area activities, June-October. Register here, by creating or signing in to you account.


Upcoming Activities   Calendar

 Register Poudre River Nature Walk
  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 |   09:30 AM | Lee Martinez Park |  Registration Required

Enjoy a leisurely walk on the Poudre Trail. Explore the dance between the river and the land while observing animal and plant life. Bring water, sun protection and comfortable walking shores. 1-2 miles; easy. Location: Meet at Lee Martinez Park...

 Waitlist Nature Playdate
  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 |   10:00 AM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Come explore nature in a safe and accessible way with your little ones (age 3-7). Gateway Natural Areas has a large grass area with picnic shelters and a nature playground, yet is surrounded by mountains and right next to the Cache la Poudre River...

 Waitlist Wildflower Walk
  Thursday, June 20, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Bobcat Ridge 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: Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, mee...

 Register Campfire at Nix - Scat Happens
  Friday, June 21, 2019 |   08:00 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

Spend a cozy evening by the campfire, complete with stories and s’mores! These programs are suitable for all ages. Dress warmly and bring water to drink. Campfires at Nix Farm do not include a hike and are wheelchair accessible. Bring lawn chairs ...

 Register Natural History of the Foothills
  Friday, June 21, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Pineridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Discover fascinating ecological links in this dynamic life zone. Learn about the ecological connections between the prairie, shrublands and ponderosa pine forests. 1 mile; easy. Please bring water, lunch, sun protection, and closed-toe shoes. ...

 Register Forest Therapy
  Saturday, June 22, 2019 |   01:00 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

Experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku on this guided nature walk. Learn to open your senses to nature’s healing power. About the experience: Our walk will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will end around 3:00 p.m. We will walk very slowly, ...

 Sign Up Monthly Trash Pick Up
  Saturday, June 22, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Red Fox Meadows Natural Area

Join the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and Utilities departments in cleaning up a local natural area. This will be a Family Friendly trash pick up! Please meet us at the Red Fox Meadows Natural Areas parking lot off of Taft Hill Rd. We will s...

 Register Junior Naturalists- A Day in the Life of Your Ice-Age Neighbor
  Thursday, June 27, 2019 |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Become a Junior Naturalist! Explore, learn, and grow your stewardship skills. Attend all activities and receive a Junior Naturalist Certification. One activity may be substituted by attending another activity in this booklet. Parents/guardians mus...

 Register Bark Tour!
  Friday, June 28, 2019 |   09:00 AM | Gateway 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...

 Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Friday, July 5, 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...