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

 Register Astronomy & Skygazing -- Meteor Showers
  Friday, September 20, 2019 |   07:00 PM | Bobcat Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Enjoy a brief family-friendly astronomy program at Bobcat Ridge. Skygazing follows with telescopes provided by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society for your viewing pleasure. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Please arrive...

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 Register Campfire at Nix - Mosquitos and Bats: You gotta Love 'Em!
  Saturday, September 21, 2019 |   06:30 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 ...

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 Register Science Behind the Scenery: Black-Footed Ferrets
  Tuesday, September 24, 2019 |   07:00 PM | Northside Aztlan Community Center |  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. Program Topic: Black-Footed Ferrets Learn about t...

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Volunteer Fence Removal & Boundary Marking
  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 |   08:30 AM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area

The Natural Areas Department acquired a new property just west of Coyote Ridge. Our first step in turning this agricultural property into a natural area is to make it wildlife friendly. Volunteers will work to remove about 1,000 ft of barbed wire ...

Co-Volunteers: Charles B, Dave S, Deborah C, Dennis K, Ronald H
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 Register Hike through the Ages
  Saturday, September 28, 2019 |   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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 Register Science Behind the Scenery: How Are the Birds?
  Thursday, October 3, 2019 |   07:00 PM | Northside Aztlan Community Center |  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. Program Topic: How Are the Birds? Ten years of bi...

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 Sign Up Skygazing
  Friday, October 4, 2019 |   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...

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 Register Forest Therapy
  Wednesday, October 9, 2019 |   01:00 PM | Primrose Studio |  Registration Required

Experience the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku on this guided nature walk. Learn to open your senses to nature’s healing power. About the experience: Our walk will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will end around 3:00 p.m. We will walk very slowly, ...

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 Register Science Behind the Scenery: Bats of Colorado and Fort Collins Natural Areas
  Thursday, October 10, 2019 |   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. Program Topic: Bats of Colorado and Fort Collins N...

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 Waitlist Black-Footed Ferret Exploration
  Friday, October 11, 2019 |   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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