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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 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. This project is sponsored by Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society (CATS), 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.)

Make a Difference Week

United Way invites everyone to pitch in and make a difference, October 20-26. Join fellow volunteers and the Natural Areas Department to make Larimer County a safe and healthy place to live, work and play. Natural Areas is offering multiple volunteer projects this week as are dozens of local organizations. Registration required at

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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