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

Volunteer Nature in the City Biodiversity Monitoring Training- Birds and Butterflies
  Wednesday, May 6, 2020 |   05:30 PM | Nix Office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road

Everyone is invited to help gather information about wildlife in Fort Collins as a Community Science Biodiversity Project volunteer this spring and summer. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the city’s natural spaces as volunteers will be l...

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 Register Astronomy & Skygazing
  Friday, May 15, 2020 |   08:15 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 A Parade of Prairie Bloom
  Friday, May 15, 2020 |   08:30 AM | Pineridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore the blooms through the months, while learning about native and non-native plants. Bring water, sun protection, closed-toe shoes and any other comforts you may need. 1.4 miles; easy-moderate. 18+ Location: Pineridge Natural Area, meet a...

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 Register Geology- Ecology Exploration- From Basement to Desert
  Tuesday, May 19, 2020 |   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,...

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Volunteer Nature in the City Biodiversity Monitoring Training- Bees- Time TBD
  Thursday, May 21, 2020 |   05:30 PM

Time: TBD Location: CSU Extension Office Everyone is invited to help gather information about wildlife in Fort Collins as a Community Science Biodiversity Project volunteer this spring and summer. It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the ...

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 Register Mindfulness in the Natural Areas
  Friday, May 22, 2020 |   10:00 AM | Gateway Natural Area |  Registration Required

Sharpen your nature skills and renew your appreciation for Natural Areas with an easy and mindful walk through the Gateway Natural Area. Yoga mats optional. Up to 1 mile; easy This program is two hours with the option for a mindfulness lunch (...

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 Register Bison-Archaeology Connection
  Saturday, May 23, 2020 |   09:00 AM | Soapstone Prairie Natural Area |  Registration Required

Learn about the acquisition of Soapstone Prairie, the history of the American bison, and the treasures uncovered at the Lindenmeier archaeological site. Hike of 0.25 miles, easy. Meet at the south parking lot, approximately one hour drive time...

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 Register A Parade of Prairie Bloom
  Friday, May 29, 2020 |   08:30 AM | Pineridge Natural Area |  Registration Required

Explore the blooms through the months, while learning about native and non-native plants. Bring water, sun protection, closed-toe shoes and any other comforts you may need. 1.4 miles; easy-moderate. 18+ Location: Pineridge Natural Area, meet a...

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