City of Fort Collins Engage

Welcome to Engage!  Engage is a new system for the City of Fort Collins that helps you manage your involvement, sponsored by the FC Volunteers Program.

Natural Areas are naturally yours! You are welcome to explore and help care for these special places. The City's Natural Areas Department manages 41 sites and over 36,000 acres locally and regionally, so there is likely a natural area near you!

Most Fort Collins natural areas are open for your enjoyment and recreation from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. except for Bobcat Ridge Natural AreaGateway Natural Area , Reservoir Ridge Natural Area and Soapstone Prairie Natural Area which are open from dawn to dusk.

Upcoming Activities -   Calendar

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Ponderosa Pine Planting

  03/28/2017 Tuesday |   08:30 AM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Come help us restore Bobcat Ridge! Please plan to meet us at Bobcat Ridge at 8:30, as this project includes a hike to the site. The planting location is about a 1.5 mile hike, mainly uphill (you will not have to carry any tools! Just what you need...

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Skygazing

  03/31/2017 Friday |   08:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the...

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Dunn Elementary Poudre River Clean Up

  04/15/2017 Saturday |   09:00 AM | Lee Martinez Park

This volunteer opportunity is for parents and students at Dunn Elementary. This project is organized by the PTO of Dunn and requires pre-registration. We will be meeting at Lee Martinez Park and will have booths set up near the tennis courts. A...

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Goose Hollow - National Volunteer Month Clean Up

  04/15/2017 Saturday |   09:00 AM | Goose Hollow Natural Area |  Registration Required

Celebrate National Volunteer Month and help clean up one of your newest natural areas, Goose Hollow! This site needs a little love before it is ready for the public. Volunteers will be picking up trash, and removing vegetation- including the optio...

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City National Volunteer Week SL Project

  04/25/2017 Tuesday |   08:30 AM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Volunteers will work up at Bobcat Ridge NA to clean trim trees and clean out downed sticks and branches out of Buffum Creek irrigation ditch to reduce Spring Flooding.

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Nick's Mitzvah Project!

  05/06/2017 Saturday |   10:00 AM | Udall Natural Area |  Registration Required

For friends and family of Nick Bell only. Come help Nick celebrate his Bar Mitzvah by giving back to the environment! We will be helping clean up Udall Natural Area. More details of the project, parking and logistics to come!

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Skygazing

  05/13/2017 Saturday |   09:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the...

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Skygazing

  06/02/2017 Friday |   09:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the...

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National Trails Day at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area

  06/17/2017 Saturday |   08:00 AM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Get outdoors and give back! Volunteers of all ages are invited to help maintain the trails at Bobcat Ridge. Kid-friendly projects and activities will be available. A free celebratory lunch will be offered at noon. This project is sponsored by REI,...

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Skygazing

  07/01/2017 Saturday |   09:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the...

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