Hoo loves public lands?
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. This year, our Natural Areas Department is hosting a virtual celebration to highlight diversity in the outdoors and promote stewardship of these special places. As an organization that is committed to equity for all, leading with race, we also want to acknowledge a painful and powerful truth: Fort Collins is located on the ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute peoples.
CSU has crafted a land acknowledgement video that you can watch as part of your National Public Lands Day experience to acknowledge the history of these lands and their original stewards.
Through September 26, celebrate NPLD virtually by visiting Natural Areas' Facebook and Twitter pages, and search the hashtag #NPLDFoCo. Enter the photo contest for a chance to win native plants, gift cards, and more by using the hashtag #NPLDFoCo on Facebook or Twitter with a photo of a park, natural area, stormwater area, or golf course managed by the City. Winners of the photo contest will be announced Monday, September 28.