Natural Areas Enews

Special Edition 5.27.20

The Explorer is Here!
Do you love your natural areas now more than ever? Learn more about these special places and how you can continue to protect them through the free activities in the Natural Areas Explorer booklet. Some activities will be virtual and some will be in-person (with limited registration numbers, strict mask requirements, and physical distancing), so read carefully. You can also find upcoming activities at  (links to Engage, the City's online registration system).
Natural Areas Explorer booklet

Celebrate Trails Virtually

National Trails Day is a celebration of the trails we all treasure. With COVID19 response actions, you might be feeling the importance of trails even more than usual. Typically, the Natural Areas Department works with 50+ volunteers on Fort Collins' most impacted trails on National Trails Day.

We wish a large volunteer project could happen this year! Instead, National Trails Day is coming to you via social media. Celebrate local trails with Facebook giveaways from Natural Areas' partners ( the week of June 1-6.  

More About National Trails Day

Gardening Volunteer Opportunity at Sugar Beet Park

Nature in the City Needs Your Help!

Register now for a new Volunteer Opportunity- Gardening at Sugar Beet Park!

Sugar Beet Park is a newer neighborhood park in northeast Fort Collins on the southwest corner of Vine Drive and Ninth Street. Trained volunteer gardeners are needed to help maintain the pollinator garden at the park that was installed by Nature in the City. Volunteers will meet Thursday mornings at the park to perform garden maintenance such as weeding and planting so volunteers must be able to bend and kneel. All volunteers must follow COVID-19 guidelines, which will be provided.

The required training will be June 4 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. then volunteers will meet on Thursday mornings to work.

More information, including full volunteer description and schedule, will be shared with those that register. 

Learn more and sign up for the training

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