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 Nature Photography
  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 |   08:00 AM | Riverbend Ponds Natural Area |  Registration Required

LOCATION CHANGE: This program is now being held at Riverbend Ponds (NOT Prospect Ponds as originally advertised). Learn the basics to creating artistic photos in nature and discover how to communicate stories through digital photography. No pho...

 Register NEW - Geology- Ecology Exploration- From Basement to Desert
  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Bobcat Ridge 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,...

 Sign Up Cancelled - Poudre River Clean-up
  Saturday, May 26, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Lee Martinez Park

Pitch in and help clean-up the Poudre River Corridor! Join Mountain Whitewater Descents, Save the Poudre, and the Natural Areas Department for the annual spring clean-up. All you need is gloves, sunscreen and the desire to make a difference. Plea...

 Register Skygazing
  Saturday, May 26, 2018 |   09:00 PM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

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...

 Waitlist Discover the Bobolinks!
  Saturday, May 26, 2018 |   08:30 AM | Reservoir Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

The bobolinks are back! Each year for a short time, we are visited by one of Colorado's rare birds, the bobolink and they only come to one place in Fort Collins, Reservoir Ridge! Kids, bring your parents for a fun morning of bobolink spotting. W...

 Register NEW - Astronomy & Skygazing
  Friday, June 1, 2018 |   08:30 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

This program is the rescheduled program that was cancelled on Friday, May 18. Enjoy a brief family-friendly astronomy program at Bobcat Ridge. Skygazing follows with telescopes provided by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society for your vie...

 Register Bugs, Blooms, and Nature Captured in a Naturalist’s Notebook
  Saturday, June 2, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Reservoir Ridge 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. Learn how t...

 Waitlist National Trails Day 2018
  Saturday, June 2, 2018 |   08:00 AM | Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area |  Registration Required

Get outdoors and give back! Volunteers of all ages are invited to help maintain the trails at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area. Kid-friendly projects and activities will be available. A free celebratory lunch will be offered at noon. This proje...

 Register Archaeological Dig Site Tours
  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Fossil Creek Wetland Natural Area |  Registration Required

Witness Anthropologist Dr. Jason LaBelle and his team of CSU students conduct an archaeological dig to uncover artifacts from over 1,200 years ago. Discover what life may have been like for the ancient inhabitants of the plains. Please note the ...

 Register Tots on the Trail- Ross Natural Area
  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 |   09:30 AM | Ross Natural Area |  Registration Required

Head off on an adventure, toddler style! Bring your child (3 and under), sunscreen, snacks and stroller or backpack to explore a child-friendly natural area from the ground up! This location is stroller friendly. We will be playing, exploring and ...