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Friday, August 1, 2014

‘County Outdoors’ Archives

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area is Closed

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program closed Soapstone Prairie Natural Area today due to unsafe road and trail conditions caused by recent rains.  Updates will be posted at www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status.php.  Rangers check conditions daily and will reopen the site as soon as possible.

It’s Summer “YOGA ON THE BEACH”

  Free Classes at Horsetooth Reservoir Swim Beach The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources and Rain Tree Athletic Club in Fort Collins have partnered to offer Beach Yoga classes this summer at the South Bay Swim Beach at Horsetooth Reservoir! Come and join Instructor Alexzandra Carlson-Tooker on Saturday mornings for yoga in an incredibly beautiful, outdoor setting Classes have been designed for all levels, with a combination of beginning meditation followed by a series ... Full Story

Bring the Kids to Carter Lake to Learn to Sail!

More boats! More kids! More fun!   This summer the Carter Lake Sailing Club, a long term partner with the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, will again provide three fun-filled weekends for 10-to-16-year-olds to sail on beautiful Carter Lake. Whether first time sailors or more advanced, they’ll have a blast sailing in “Sunfish” sailboats while working on improving skills. The goal of the Sailing Club is not only to introduce kids to a wonderful sport, but to ... Full Story

New Larimer County Recreation Map Available Everywhere

Recreating at your local parks and open spaces just got easier. The new Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Recreation Map is available. The Recreation Map includes all the Larimer County-managed recreation trails, camping areas, swimming areas, climbing spots, and other recreation opportunities. “The map was intended to be an all-encompassing recreation planning tool,”said Jeffrey Boring, Larimer County Resource Specialist and Map Project Manager. “We’ve got ... Full Story

Larimer County May hikes and programs

Guided Hikes and Programs Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. “Hummers – the birds that is, not the cars!” Did you know that hummingbirds migrate hundreds of miles each year? Or how to tell the Ruby throats apart from the Rufous varities?  Learn the answers to these questions and more with Naturalist Bob at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins off County Rd 28E, with a program dedicated to the smallest of the woodland birds – the Hummingbird. Approximately 2 ... Full Story

River Bluffs Open Space and Poudre River Trail

Saturday, April 16, 2011 Bring your bike and help Larimer County’s Department of Natural Resources dedicate the newest section of the Poudre River Trail and celebrate the grand opening of River Bluffs Open Space, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2011! Visitors are encouraged to attend the ceremony and subsequent events throughout the day at this new open space, located near Windsor just north of Hwy. 392 on C.R. 32E. April 16, 2011 Activity booths open 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 ... Full Story

April Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer County’s

Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the spring. You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout Larimer County’s open spaces, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what these open spaces have to offer. Club members will receive basic instruction on sketching, ecology, ... Full Story

Larimer County reservoirs to open for boating

Boating Hours and Vessel Inspections at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake – March 2011 Reservoirs open to boating Saturday March 19, 2011! The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, in order to comply with State of Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species Regulations, will continue with boating hours and vessel inspections at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake for the 2011 recreation season. The Department is required to inspect every vessel entering Carter Lake and ... Full Story

Late February and March Guided Hikes and Programs in

Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the spring.  You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout Larimer County’s open spaces, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what these open spaces have to offer.  Club members will receive basic instruction on sketching, ... Full Story

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