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

 Sign Up Virtual Skygazing - Mars!
  Friday, October 23, 2020 |   07:00 PM

Join virtually this month via Facebook Live. Tune in at 7:00 pm for a short talk about Mars, then return a short while later to see the view of Mars through a telescope with volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society. Videos wil...

 Sign Up Virtual Fireside Chats - Toads!
  Saturday, October 24, 2020 |   05:30 PM

Tune in for a virtual fireside chat all about toads! You can learn all about the Natural Areas' latest research, why toads are important to our ecosystem, and how to help. The program will be on Facebook Live and will last 10-15 minutes with t...

 Register Skygazing
  Friday, October 30, 2020 |   07:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

This is a limited event. If registration fills, check out one of our virtual events or look for the next event the following month. Please arrive on time. Pets are not permitted at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. ...

 Sign Up Virtual Fireside Chats - Winter is Coming...
  Friday, November 6, 2020 |   05:00 PM

Tune in for a virtual fireside chat featuring all the ways to enjoy natural areas in the winter. What are the best natural areas to visit in the winter and what can you do there? A volunteer naturalist will give you all kinds of fun ideas for indi...

 Sign Up Bison Herd Open House
  Sunday, November 8, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

Travel to see the Laramie Foothills Conservation Herd at Soapstone Prairie and hear about their reintroduction from Dr. Jennifer Barfield and Natural Areas Staff, Matt Sampson. Registration is not required for this event, and you can show up a...

 Register Stewardship Behind the Scenery - The Making of a Herd
  Sunday, November 8, 2020 |   06:00 PM |  Registration Required

This program has been changed to a virtual program that will be broadcast simultaneously on Zoom and via Facebook Live on the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd page. If you would like to participate in the Zoom program, register here and y...

 Sign Up Skygazing
  Saturday, December 19, 2020 |   07:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Volunteers from Northern Colorado Astronomical Society will be available with large telescopes and lots of information about the night sky. Dress for cold temperatures. You are welcome to bring blankets and chairs. Heated restroom available. V...