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Volunteering

Get Your Hands Dirty- Volunteer With Us!

Have a group?Volunteer projects are great for team-building, networking, and camaraderie.
Don't have a group? Individuals and families can also participate.

Upcoming Projects

National Volunteer Week Mid-day Clean-up

Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Join us for a mid-day trash clean-up near the junction of the Poudre River and Spring Creek trails. Natural Areas will supply gloves, trash bags, and yummy snacks. All volunteers under that age of 16 must be with an adult 18+. Meet at the trailhead on the eastern edge of the Riverbend Office Complex, near the Wholeness Center, 2620 East Prospect Road. No registration required but you can get a reminder and updates by signing up in NatureTracker.

Earth Day Native Plant Gardening

Friday, April 22, 9 a.m.- 12 noon

Celebrate Earth Day by being part of a community volunteer project! Volunteers will be preparing the Nix Native Plant garden for spring including trimming bushes, spreading mulch and maintaining garden trails.

Natural Areas will provide all project supplies, gloves and snacks. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be with an adult 18+. Registration is required on NatureTracker (you must login or create an account).

Poudre River Clean-up

Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Lee Martinez Park, 600 N. Sherwood St.

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. No registration required but you can get a reminder and updates by signing up on NatureTracker. Please carpool, bike or walk to reduce congestion. When you arrive sign-in at the check-in table prior to the clean-up.

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Get outdoors and give back! Volunteers of all ages are invited to help maintain the trails at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Kid-friendly projects and activities will be available. A free celebratory lunch will be offered at noon. This project is sponsored by REI, Backcountry Delicatessen and Larimer County Conservation Corps. All volunteers under the age of 16 must be with an adult 18+. Free, registration is required on NatureTracker (you must login or create an account).

National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 24

Save the date for a family-friendly project that celebrates giving back to the open spaces you love! This project is sponsored by REI. Project location and description will be available in early fall.

Make a Difference Week

October 17-23

Pitch in and make a difference in a community-wide effort. Project information and registration will be available in early fall. Visit United Way's website .

Customized Projects for Groups

Work with our staff to design a project that works for you on your schedule, usually outdoors, March-October. Demand for volunteer projects is high, so please give at least 3 weeks notice and please understand if a project is not available.

What is Coming Up?

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Learn More

Contact Catherine Dillon, Natural Areas Service Learning Educator, 970-219-1106 or Y2RpbGxvbkBmY2dvdi5jb20=.

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