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, either as a participant or volunteer, sponsored by the FC Volunteers 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. The City's Natural Areas Department manages 49 sites and over 36,000 acres locally and regionally, so there is likely a natural area near you! Natural Areas Map (pdf).

 

Upcoming Activities -   Calendar

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Nix Farm Native Plant Garden Tour

  09/27/2017 Wednesday |   09:00 AM | Nix Native Plant Garden |  Registration Required

Explore what's in bloom in the Nix Native Plant Garden and learn why native plants are important for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife. Come away with wildflower seeds and ideas for incorporating native plants in your home gardens. Bring ...

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Science Behind the Scenery - Ancient People of Fossil Creek

  09/28/2017 Thursday |   07:00 PM | 215 N. Mason Community Room |  Registration Required

Ancient People of Fossil Creek Discover what life may have been like for the ancient inhabitants of the plains. Anthropologist Dr. Jason LaBelle uncovered artifacts from over 1,200 years ago at Fossil Creek Wetlands. Location: Community Room,...

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Soapstone Prairie Mountain Bike Ride

  09/30/2017 Saturday |   10:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

For beginner and advanced riders alike! Members of Overland Mountain Bike Club will lead the ride and Master Naturalists will provide fascinating information about the area. Multiple route options; easy-strenuous. Length of ride will vary by ro...

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National Public Lands Day

  09/30/2017 Saturday |   07:30 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Volunteer to help expand the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd. Volunteers will work to remove old wire cattle fencing to make way for the phase II pasture expansion. Duties will include pulling t-posts, removing wire ties and rolling ...

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Black-Footed Ferret Exploration

  10/04/2017 Wednesday |   05:00 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...

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Science Behind the Scenery - The State of the Poudre: A River Health Report Card

  10/05/2017 Thursday |   07:00 PM | 215 N. Mason Community Room |  Registration Required

The State of the Poudre: A River Health Report Card Jen Shanahan, Watershed Planner, will talk about the recently completed Poudre River Health Report Card. Come learn about how to assess river health and how the Poudre River scores. Loca...

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Skyview North NIC Planting

  10/07/2017 Saturday |   09:00 AM | Other

For folks living in the Skyview North HOA only. Come help plant native species in your neighborhood! The purpose of this project is to replant areas that were previously over-grown by Russian olive. Volunteers will work for roughly three hours ...

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Campfire at Nix Farm

  10/13/2017 Friday |   06:30 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road |  Registration Required

Spend an evening cozy by a campfire complete with stories and s’mores and close to home. These programs are held in a beautiful natural setting at the home of the Natural Areas Department and are suitable for all ages and abilities. Bring a lawn c...

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Family Nature Club

  10/14/2017 Saturday |   09:00 AM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

You probably know that kids who spend more time outside have greater attention spans, are more creative, and tend to be healthier. Sometimes it’s harder than it sounds to get kids outside. In the Natural Areas Family Nature Club you’ll meet othe...

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Hike Through the Ages

  10/14/2017 Saturday |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore with experts in geology, ecology, and history to learn how Soapstone Prairie came to be, the creatures that keep in functioning, and the homesteading and ranching history of this area. Visit several homestead ruins and hear stories about p...

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