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Natural Areas Explorer Your Guide to free natural areas activities June to October 2024 outline of kid on parents shoulders

The 2024 Explorer is Here!

The Explorer is your guide to the outdoors all summer long. Discover local artists' work inspired by nature, tips to plan your outdoor adventure, and do-it-yourself educational activities. Find FREE natural areas events for the whole family including stewardship, wellness, skygazing, group hikes, and more! Registration is required and opens one month prior to the event. Register at

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Guide the Next 20 Years of Natural Areas

What do you want for the future of your natural areas? For over 30 years, the Fort Collins and Larimer County community has prioritized natural areas conservation. Now, your voice will guide the future forward with a planning document called the Natural Areas Strategic Framework. Your perspectives will help the City embody community-driven conservation and stewardship. Share your feedback.

Learn more about the Strategic Framework

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Zone Update Incorporates Your Feedback

Input from the community is helping to shape management direction of the ten natural areas in the Urban Zone. Community feedback, along with input from partnering departments and staff expertise, guided the development of over 70 management tactics to be implemented in the next seven years. Please review the draft Urban Zone Update to see if your priorities are reflected and share your feedback by June 21.

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