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 Astronomy & Skygazing
  Saturday, August 8, 2020 |   08:30 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

This is a limited event and our first in-person Skygazing and Astronomy event of the summer. If registration fills, please know that we will also have a virtual event later in the month! Please arrive on time--the gate closes right at the prog...

 Waitlist Toddler Tracks w/Book Bike Stories
  Wednesday, August 12, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Red Fox Meadows Natural Area |  Registration Required

Bring your little ones to learn about nature through stories, activities, nature walks, and hands-on projects. Parents/guardians must be present at all times. Discover flowers, bugs, tracks and more in this slow-paced exploratory walk with sto...

 Sign Up Monthly Trash Pick Up
  Thursday, August 13, 2020 |   01:00 PM | Arapaho Bend Natural Area

Help clean out ponds in this popular fishing spot! Exact meeting location will be provided for those that register. Please bring gloves, a water bottle, and sunscreen. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and physical distancing will be requi...

 Register Ecosystem Engineers
  Thursday, August 13, 2020 |   09:00 AM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Prairie dogs, like humans, engineer their environments. Observe and discuss these amazing animals and the diversity of plant and animal neighbors they attract. Up to 1 mile; easy Location: Coyote Ridge Natural Area. Meet in the parking lot. Bri...

 Sign Up Virtual Campfire at Nix - Benefits of Bats
  Friday, August 14, 2020 |   07:00 PM

Due to continued restrictions on public gatherings, this program will be virtual. Join in on Facebook Live at 7PM at Tonight's theme is: Benefits of Bats - Are bats really blind? Get ready to have bats myths ...

 Register RESCHEDULED: Bugs, Blooms, and Nature Captured in a Naturalist’s Notebook
  Saturday, August 15, 2020 |   09:00 AM |  Registration Required

*Due to continuing health concerns, this program has been rescheduled and will be offered over Zoom* No art experience required! Use any art supplies you have (paper and regular or colored pencils recommended) and complete activities in a natur...

 Register Stewardship Behind the Scenery - Above, Around and Below the River
  Tuesday, August 18, 2020 |   06:00 PM | Lee Martinez Park |  Registration Required

These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research in natural areas and how their unique and valuable natural resources are stewarded. All Stewardship Behind the Scenery Programs are designed for participants ages 16+. ...

 Sign Up Virtual Campfire at Nix - Osprey
  Friday, August 21, 2020 |   07:30 PM

*Due to continuing group size limits for coronavirus safety, this program will be virtual and on Facebook Live* Check it out at We'll "see" you there! The program will last approximately 10-15 minutes. Ton...

 Sign Up Virtual Skygazing - Saturn!
  Saturday, August 22, 2020 |   08:30 PM

Join virtually this month via Facebook Live. Tune in at 8:30 pm for a short talk about Saturn, then return a short while later to see the view of Saturn through a telescope with volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society. Videos...

 Register A Colorful History of the Poudre River
  Saturday, August 22, 2020 |   09:30 AM | Old FC Heritage Park |  Registration Required

Enjoy a leisurely hike to consider the origins of the Cache la Poudre River and explore both the history and future of people along the river. We will also explore current development and restoration projects. Please bring water and sun protection...