Natural Areas Enews

Rescheduled Open House: Foothills Natural Areas Management Plan Update

Fort Collins’ western backdrop includes several City of Fort Collins natural areas: Coyote Ridge, Pineridge, Maxwell, and Reservoir Ridge and the Foothills Trail. The management plan for these areas is being updated. Your voice can help shape the future of these sites and the Foothills Trail (which connects Pineridge, Maxwell, and Reservoir Ridge natural areas).

Everyone is invited to an Open House Tues. 4/16 and an Open House with a focus on cycling Tues. 4/30 (same info at both open houses), or share your thoughts at the virtual open house online now through May 5.

Learn more and voice your opinion

You are Invited! Earth Day River Clean-up
Make a difference and join the fun at the Earth Day River Clean-up this Saturday, 4/20, 8-11 a.m.! Complimentary Odell Brewery beer for those 21+ afterwards!
Learn more and register

$25 off Native Meadows Garden in a Box

Garden In A Box: Beautiful landscapes made easy.

Garden In A Box is a selection of professionally designed, perennial garden kits tailored for Colorado. It has never been easier to transform your yard or natural space into an attractive, low-water landscape. Whether you are looking to redesign a portion of your yard, attract bees and butterflies, or simply increase your curb appeal, these water-saving boxes make landscaping easy. The plants will need little to no water to thrive.

This season you can receive $25 off the Native Meadows box with code NATIVE19 (and select "water provider is not listed/sold out"), courtesy of Nature In The City. Native plants provide habitat uniquely suited to support local pollinators (bees, butterflies, birds), conserve water, eliminate the need for fertilizer and are naturally disease and pest resistant.

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Are You Ready? 10 Days Until City Nature Challenge

Can Fort Collins residents find the most wildlife and plants? Everyone is invited to join the friendly competition between cities across the world, City Nature Challenge. Get outside and collect scientific data!

Three Easy Steps to Participate

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Natural Areas News is published on the first Tuesday of the month with occasional special editions. Newsletter comments are welcome. Please contact Zoe Shark, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Community Relations Manager, 970-221-6311 or 

To learn more about Natural Areas, visit our website.

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department
PO Box 580, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road
Fort Collins, CO 80522