Nature in the City is the next evolution in conservation in Fort Collins. The program seeks to increase people's connection to nature while enhancing wildlife habitat. To achieve this, Nature in the City activates innovative partnerships, policies, and projects.
This video highlights Nature in the City as an innovative project in Fort Collins!
Are you a bird, butterfly, or bee enthusiast who loves to get outdoors? Combine your passions this summer and become a Citizen Scientist with the Nature in the City program! As a volunteer, you will learn to monitor urban wildlife across Fort Collins and support conservation efforts. Applications are due May 1
The City of Fort Collins’ Nature in the City program envisions a connected open space network for people and wildlife. Residents, neighborhoods, and HOA’s are invited to develop project ideas and apply for funding to help make this happen. Applications are due in fall 2017 for 2018 projects. Join staff to learn about available resources, review previous projects, and address common pitfalls. We will cover a different topic each session and there will be time for individual consultations to help you fully communicate your vision. Come for as many sessions as you like.
Tues. June 6, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thurs. July 13, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Aug. 1, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
All workshops are at the Natural Areas Department's Headquarters, Nix Farm, 1745 Hoffman Mill Rd.
No registration required but you can get a reminder and updates by signing up on Engage, the City's volunteer website
Nature in the City was selected through an internationally competitive process to be featured as a Success Story on NatureForAll's website. The movement, #NatureForAll, is meant to inspire a love for nature. The website is sponsored by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to inspire a new generation of thinkers and doers across all sectors of society to connect with nature and take action to support its conservation. Read the press release here.
The Nature in the City program asked the community for ideas that would make a positive difference for nature in your neighborhood. The deadline for applying was November 18. Applicants will be notified by the end of January 2017 about the status of their application.
Nature in the City's vision is "a connected open space network accessible to the entire community that provides a variety of experiences and functional habitat for people, plants, and wildlife."
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Justin Scharton, Program Manager
Senior Environmental Planner
Natural Areas Department
Senior Environmental Planner
Community Development & Neighborhood Services