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Natural Areas Short Term Volunteer Opportunities

Restoration Corps

Volunteers are invited to assist in restoration activities at McMurry, North Shields Pond, and Springer natural areas, sites of major restoration projects along the Poudre River. Volunteers will participate in a variety of activities such as weeding, planting, mulching, watering, rock-picking, hand-seeding, and fence maintenance.

Projects will be offered weekly, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and occasional Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., May – August. If selected, volunteers must attend a 3-hour mandatory training on Saturday, April 26 and participate in at least 2 projects. Read the full job description.

Benefits include access to restoration areas that are closed to the public, on-site training, and working with a team of like-minded volunteers. Volunteers will gain valuable experience in restoration techniques. Apply here >>> (you will need to create a free account in NatureTracker with your name and email address).

Nix Gardener

The native plant garden at Nix (the Natural Areas Department's offices) is a demonstration landscape that showcases Colorado's native plants. Visitors will see beautiful grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees that require little water and are useful in attracting wildlife. Gardeners are needed in spring-fall to help maintain and enhance this extensive garden. Time Commitment: The gardening group meets on Tuesday mornings, May-October. Full job description here.

For more information or to apply to be a gardener, contact Susan Schafer, , 970-416-2480 or apply online to become a volunteer. NOTE: To complete the volunteer application, you must first create a free account in NatureTracker (name, email, phone is all that is required).


Wildflower Seed Packaging

Looking for a fun and easy project for your group? Package native wildflower seeds to be distributed to the public. All the supplies are provided. Your group works at your own location to cut out and assemble the seed packets and fill with native seeds. Part of the project is pick up and return of the supplies to the Natural Areas Department office.

Supplies are limited- to reserve your seeds, contact Susan Schafer, via email at , call 970-416-2480 or apply online to become a volunteer. NOTE: To complete the volunteer application, you must first create a free account in NatureTracker (name, email, phone is all that is required).


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