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Get Your Hands Dirty- Volunteer With Us!

The natural areas are yours to enjoy and explore and you can also get involved with the stewardship of these special places. With more than 35,000 acres and 40 natural areas there's a lot to care for! Projects include trail building and maintenance, weeding, plantings, and more.

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 Trails Day

RESCHEDULED to Saturday, June 27, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Volunteers of all ages are invited to help reroute a trail to make way for bison reintroduction. Kid-friendly projects and activities will be available. A free celebratory lunch will be at 1 p.m. Optional shuttle from Fort Collins to Soapstone Prairie. Sponsored by REI, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and Backcountry Delicatessen- thank you! Free, REGISTRATION REQUIRED at

Summer Wetland Planting

Saturday, July 11, 9 a.m. to noon OR 1-4 p.m.
Dig in to help restore a newly designated natural area! Volunteers will be greening up the site of a former gravel mine on East Horsetooth Road by planting wetland species. Two shifts offered, volunteer for one or both! Family-friendly, volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, 18+. Free, registration required in NatureTracker (You must create an account or login).

Save the Date

  • National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26- project and location to be announced

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.

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