Natural Areas Master Plan Open House – Thursday June 19

    Join the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department’s upcoming Master Plan Open House on Thursday, June 19, 4- 7 p.m. at their office, 1745 Hoffman Mill Road.

    Natural areas are a beloved community asset, central to Fort Collins’ identity and quality of life. The Fort Collins community has conserved 44 natural areas with over 100 miles of trails, thanks mostly to citizen-initiated sales tax ballot measures.  What should the future hold?  The Master Plan which will guide land conservation and stewardship for the next ten mobile casino years is being updated to answer that question.  Your voice is an important part of developing the plan. Everyone is invited to an Open House give feedback on the draft plan and its priorities on Thursday, June 19. Drop by anytime between 4-7 p.m., there will be a short overview presentation at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. by Natural Areas Department Director, John Stokes.

    The draft plan will be posted at on June 12.  At this second Open House, the public can comment on the plan and the priorities that are proposed for the next ten years.  Then on August 12, the plan will be presented to City Council in a work session; it is expected to be adopted at a regular City Council meeting in the fall . Those that can’t attend the Open House are invited to provide comments online afterwards until July 19.