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

 Register Campfire at Nix - Predators on the Prowl
  Wednesday, August 22, 2018 |   07:30 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 Geology- Ecology Exploration- Walk the Gangplank
  Saturday, August 25, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore with experts in geology and ecology to uncover the secrets of the oldest rocks in Fort Collins and how the landscape was shaped by natural forces to form the ecological landscape of today. Bring sun protection, lunch, water, sturdy shoes,...

 Register River Bike Tour
  Saturday, August 25, 2018 |   10:00 AM | Lee Martinez Park |  Registration Required

For beginner and advanced riders alike! Bike through two natural areas while learning fascinating information about the river corridor and how it supports humans, wildlife, and plants. 2 and 10 mile options available.The route will be on paved and...

 Register Ecosystem Wonders
  Saturday, August 25, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Riverbend Ponds 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. This divers...

 Register Weird Wild Weather
  Sunday, August 26, 2018 |   02:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

Learn about our unique weather patterns and how weather and climate affect humans and animals alike. Please bring water, sun protection and any other comforts you might need. All kids 9-90 welcome! 0.25 miles; easy. Location: Fossil Creek Rese...

 Waitlist Full Moon Walk
  Sunday, August 26, 2018 |   07:30 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Walks are offered on the full moon with lots of natural light—no need for flashlights! Dress warmly, wear closed-toed walking shoes, and bring water to drink. The program will include a 1-2 mile walk on unpaved trails, easy. Please arrive on ti...

 Sign Up Naturalists at Soapstone Prairie
  Saturday, September 1, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

Enjoy a day of family-friendly learning about the wonders of Soapstone Prairie. Stop by anytime. Naturalists will be stationed at various spots of interest around the property. Visit the Bison Overlook, Lindenmeier archaeological site and more! Mo...

 Register Prairie Dogs, Plague, and Black-Footed Ferrets
  Wednesday, September 5, 2018 |   07:00 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

These informative talks are designed for adults to learn more about research and science related to natural areas. Parking is limited—please carpool, bike, or walk. Bring a snack if you like. Tonight's topic is: Prairie Dogs, Plague, and Blac...

 Register Smithsonian at Lindenmeier
  Saturday, September 8, 2018 |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Travel back in time to learn how Paleoindians survived the high plains and how Smithsonian Institution archaeologists uncovered their story in the 1930s. 0.25 miles; easy. Please bring sun and wind protection, water, and closed-toe shoes. L...

 Waitlist Black-Footed Ferret Exploration
  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 |   06:00 PM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore one of North America’s rarest animals in this unique opportunity. We will journey together to Soapstone Prairie for a presentation about the black-footed ferret and then we will hike and search for this elusive resident. 1-2 miles; moderat...