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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

Trail Work with Trailcology

Trailcology has adopted the Ginny Trail at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area and will be hosting several volunteer projects. Everyone is welcome to join the fun! Trail work includes cleaning and improving water drainage features, closing and rehabilitating social trails and improving a wooden bridge.

Saturday, August 9 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Saturday, August 30 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

No experience necessary. The Ginny Trail is rocky and volunteers will be carrying tools between 4-8 miles to project locations. Please wear appropriate clothing such as sturdy closed-toe footwear. Trailcology will provide a basic breakfast and they are seeking a lunch donation. Please email Chris Herron at Trailcology to register or to learn more , .

National Public Lands Day

Sat. September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
What if we had a piece of Yellowstone right in our backyard? Well, someday soon, we will. In the near future, the Natural Areas Department will be introducing bison to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. You can be a part of history by helping to build a 1-mile reroute around the proposed bison pasture. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. A free celebratory lunch will be provided at noon. Family-friendly projects and activities will be available. There will be an optional shuttle from Fort Collins to Soapstone Prairie. This project is sponsored by REI, Larimer County Conservation Corps, and Natural Areas. Free, registration required here, or call Cate Dillon at 970-219-1106 (to register, you will need to login to NatureTracker or create an account.)

Customized Projects for Groups

Work with our staff to design a project that works for you on your schedule, usually outdoors, March-October.

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