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 Hike through the Ages
  Saturday, September 22, 2018 |   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 National Public Lands Day
  Saturday, September 22, 2018 |   09:00 AM | Kingfisher Point Natural Area |  Registration Required

Grab a shovel and get your hands dirty for National Public Lands Day! Volunteer with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and help restore Gadwall Pond, within Kingfisher Point Natural Area. Volunteers will work to plant 1-5 gallon native shrubs...

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 Register Nix Farm Native Plant Garden Tour
  Sunday, September 23, 2018 |   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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 Waitlist Full Moon Walk
  Monday, September 24, 2018 |   07:00 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...

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 Register Natural Areas Welcome Hike
  Wednesday, September 26, 2018 |   10:30 AM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

New and old residents welcome! Pack a lunch and discover the wonders of the natural areas by exploring a neighborhood natural area with staff who can answer questions and give recommendations for future hikes. Please bring lunch, water, closed-...

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 Register Campfire at the Cabin - Starlight Storytelling
  Friday, September 28, 2018 |   07:00 PM | Coyote Ridge Natural Area |  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. This program includes a hike on an unpaved trail to the cabin. Meet your naturalist guide at ...

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 Register Black-Footed Ferret Exploration
  Wednesday, October 3, 2018 |   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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 Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Friday, October 5, 2018 |   06:30 PM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Enjoy a brief family-friendly astronomy program at Soapstone Praire. 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. Pleas...

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 Register CANCELLED - Exotic Plants in Your Natural Areas
  Tuesday, October 9, 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: Exotic Plants in Your Natural ...

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 Register Natural Area Welcome Hike
  Thursday, October 11, 2018 |   10:30 AM | Red Fox Meadows Natural Area |  Registration Required

New and old residents welcome! Discover the wonders of the natural areas by exploring a neighborhood natural area with staff who can answer questions and give recommendations for future hikes. Please bring water, sturdy walking shoes, sun prote...

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