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Free Upcoming Activities

Free Upcoming Activities
 

Skygazing at Fossil Creek Reservoir, Friday, October 19, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Fossil Creek Reservoir, meet at the parking lot. Volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register  

Weird Wild Weather, Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. - noon, Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, meet at the parking lot. Learn about our unique weather patterns and how weather and climate affect humans and animals alike. Bring water, sun protection, and any other comforts you might need. 0.25 miles; easy. 9+. Free, registration required at fcgov.com/register

Calendar of free activities


Restoration at Kingfisher Point Natural Area

Restoration at Kingfisher Point Natural Area
 

Restoration projects are one example of how residents and the Natural Areas Department conserve and care for natural areas now and for future generations. The restoration project at Kingfisher Point Natural Area will connect a stretch of the Cache la Poudre River to its floodplain and improve habitat. At Gadwall Pond, wetlands are being created and habitat will be enhanced.  Visitors to the Poudre Trail might see heavy equipment and construction, but no trail closures are necessary

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25th Anniversary Of Natural Areas

25th Anniversary
 

Thank you for a quarter century of Natural Areas land conservation, stewardship, and volunteerism, all made possible by sales tax ballot measures!

This short video was made for the occassion!


Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project

Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project

Meadow Springs Ranch

 

Missed the Open House?

First learn about the project:

  • Roundhouse Renewable Energy posters (Welcome, Project Overview, Renewable Energy Benefits of the Project, Process and Schedule, Who are the Decision Makers?, Wyoming Permit Application Process, Regional Context and Alternatives map, Alternative Comparison, Map of Opportunities and Constraints, Environmental Compliance Map, Land Use Map)
  • City of Fort Collins posters (Sustainability, Climate Action Plan, Meadow Springs Ranch, Mountains to Plains Landscape, City Analysis of Transmission Line Routes, Comments to City of Fort Collins)

Then, please use this comment form to submit written comments on the proposed project, which will be delivered to Fort Collins City Council and area regulators who are responsible for permitting various aspects of the project.

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