April 2016
Naturally Yours
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Tree Planting 4/6


Thursday, April 6, 8:30-3 p.m. Come help restore Bobcat Ridge Natural Area by planting native ponderosa trees! Please meet at Bobcat Ridge at 8:30, ready for a 1.5 mile uphill hike to the planting site. Don't worry, you will not have to carry any tools! Just bring what you need for the day to feel comfortable – water bottle, snacks, etc. We will be planting 210 ponderosa pine seedlings. There will be 3 staff members and flagged areas to show everyone where to plant. We will have lunch on the trail and hike back down. We plan to be back at the parking lot between 2:30 and 3:00. Free, register here.

National Volunteer Month Clean-Up


Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Celebrate National Volunteer Month and help clean up one of your newest natural areas, Goose Hollow! This site needs a little love before it is ready for the public. Volunteers will be picking up trash, and removing vegetation- including the option to do clean-up via kayak! Volunteers are invited to help create a site sign that will welcome visitors. Child-friendly projects available.Thanks to Odell Brewing Company and United Way of Larimer County for project management support and volunteer appreciation! After all of your hard work, volunteers are invited to Odell's for refreshments! Free, registration required.

Poudre River Clean-Up


Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m- 12 noon, Lee Martinez Park- Pitch in and help clean-up the Poudre River Corridor! Join Mountain Whitewater Descents, Save the Poudre, and the Natural Areas Department for the annual spring clean-up. All you need is gloves, sunscreen and the desire to make a difference. Please carpool, bike or walk to reduce congestion. Free, no registraton required.

National Trails Day


Saturday,  June 17, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Get outdoors and give back! Volunteers of all ages are invited to help maintain the trails at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Kid-friendly projects and activities will be available. A free celebratory lunch will be offered at noon. This project is sponsored by REI, Backcountry Delicatessen and Larimer County Conservation Corps. Register in Engage (login or create an account).


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