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Natural Areas

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Natural Areas is Listening

Please share your input on how ten Urban Zone natural areas and local natural spaces are managed.

Your feedback will inform the priorities and tactics that will appear in the draft Zone Update.

The draft Poudre Zone Update is available for review and comment. Highlights from the Zone Update’s strategies and tactics include engaging diverse audiences to understand how to make natural areas more accessible, expanding ecological monitoring, and developing key partnerships to keep more water in the river and increase safety for visitors.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Natural Areas

November 2022 marks 30 years since the first ballot measure was passed to establish dedicated sales tax funding for the conservation of natural areas. Celebrate 30 years of Natural Areas land conservation, stewardship, and more.

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The 2023 Explorer is Here!

The Explorer is your guide to the outdoors all summer long. Choose from various free outdoor activities such as Junior Naturalists, skygazing, stewardship, group hikes, and so much more! All events are free and open to the public. The Explorer also contains community-submitted art and writing, important information, and self-guided activities. View the Explorer online to see all the programs and sign up on Engage to register. Registration opens one month prior to the event.

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