This newsletter was originally sent on Jun 21, 2011.

Mid-June 2011

  Naturally Yours

Natural Playground Celebration

Everyone is invited to celebrate the opening of the new Natural Playground at Gateway Natural Area!  The playground features natural materials and provides lots of opportunity for imaginative free play in the outdoors.  The celebration will be Tuesday, July 5, at 2:30 p.m., light refreshments will be served and the $5 parking fee will be waived.  Free, no registration is necessary.  We hope to see you there! Read the press release here >>>

Volunteers Needed This Saturday

Get your hands dirty and take care of your natural areas- volunteer!  You are invited to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area on Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with erosion control projects.  We'll be building erosion waddles and cleaning out culverts. Transportation from Fort Collins and lunch are provided!  Free, registration is required at 970-416-2815 or .

Reservoir Ridge Natural Area Open House

The Natural Areas Program is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, June 29th, from 4-6 p.m. at Primrose Studio (4300 Michaud Lane).  It's an opportunity for neighbors and the general public to view the plans for a new parking lot, trail, and picnic area to be constructed off North Overland Trail on Reservoir Ridge Natural Area.  Free, no registration is necessary. More details here >>>

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