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This newsletter was originally sent on Nov 20, 2015.
Special Edition Nov. 2015
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Want to Be a Ranger?

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Did you always want to be a park ranger? It’s not too late! Become a Volunteer Ranger Assistant and help park, open space and natural area rangers accomplish much of their important work.  

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources and City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department are now accepting applications for their joint Volunteer Ranger Assistant program. Training will be held: Tuesday, February 16, 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, February 18, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteers attend 20 hours of training and are asked to contribute 20 hours of service in return.
Read the press release >>>. Applications are due January 20. Apply here (you must login or create a NatureTracker account).

Learn to Give Memorable and Impactful Presentations

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The Certified Interpretive Guide course teaches you how to give powerful and effective presentations to any audience. This training is perfect for people who work with the public in settings such as museums, cemeteries, natural areas, and parks. You'll learn how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic. The training is ideal for both paid staff and volunteers. Tuesday-Friday, December 8-11, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., $380. Read the press release here >>>The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 24. Register and learn more here.

Gratitude for You

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As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of the year, the Natural Areas Department would like to express our appreciation for you.  That is because community support makes natural areas possible. Your sales tax dollars make wildlife habitat, trails, educational activities and land conservation possible. Volunteers donate hundreds of hours each year assisting with everything from leading educational activities to building trails. Thank you, everyone! We hope you will enjoy and appreciate natural areas as part of your holiday celebrations.

Looking for a place to explore? Use the Natural Areas Finder webpage! You can sort the list by activity to see areas for fishing, biking, off-trail discovery and more!

 

naturalareaslogo.gif Natural Areas News is published on the first Tuesday of the month with occasional special editions like this one. Newsletter comments are welcome. Please contact Zoe Shark, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Community Relations Manager, 970-221-6311 or zshark@fcgov.com.

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