Get Involved

Volunteering in your Greeley Natural Areas is a great way to get involved. Help take care of these important areas for people and wildlife.

Use our Explore Greeley map to see photos and to learn more about locations and amenities included in our outdoor recreational and natural area.

Volunteer Events

  • Weed Warrior Stewardship Project

    About the Weed Warrior Stewardship Project

    The City of Greeley has designated Natural Areas that have weeds such as curly dock and thistles that harm nearby native plants and need to be managed for the health of the ecosystem. Greeley Natural Areas & Trails is collaborating with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to train volunteers to help manage these plants.

    About the Volunteer Experience

    Interested volunteers must attend training in which you will learn about the noxious weeds we're targeting - their impact, how to identify them, how to manage them, and the process of volunteering to remove them.  This will allow you to go out independently to identify and dig up or pull curly dock and thistle to support the health of the natural areas.  Tina Booton, Weld County Weed Division Supervisor, will conduct the weed training via an online Zoom meeting, along with Beth Ray, VOC's Weld Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator, who will train on the volunteer logistic portion of this project. The Zoom meeting details will be sent out a day in advance to those who pre-register.

    About the Overall Impact

    Eradication of invasive and troublesome noxious weeds is a priority in Weld County and throughout many parts of Colorado. By taking part in this important work, you can help preserve Greeley's Natural Areas and Colorado ecosystems for generations to come.”
    The training is Friday, June 26, from 9-10:30 a.m.

    If interested, please email Beth at beth@voc.org to register.

  • Greeley Natural Areas 2nd Annual Citizen Science BioBlitz!

    Do you like exploring and discovering the plants, animals and insects that call Greeley’s natural areas home? If so, join us for the 2nd Annual Greeley Natural Areas BioBlitz! on July 11th sponsored by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Preregistration is required. This event will follow recommended guidelines for COVID-19. For more information, and to register, visit https://www.voc.org/event?data-id=22014. The event is coming soon, so don’t delay!

    Your data collection will help inform the Greeley Natural Areas program about the biodiversity of the sites including plants, birds, mammals, and invertebrates so they can develop and implement effective strategies for managing the site. These methods may also be replicated at other natural areas throughout Greeley, taking your impact even further!

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Natural Areas

    NAT Photographer – Do you have an interest and talent for photographing the natural world, and don’t mind sharing your images with Natural Areas & Trails? We are looking for a few amateur (or professional) photographers to capture the beauty of your Natural Areas to help us build up our photographic inventory for outreach and education efforts. We also need help labeling, categorizing, and archiving new and existing photos. Hours and commitment length are flexible.

    If interested in this opportunity, please contact Justin Scharton at justin.scharton@greeleygov.com with your interest and skills in this area.

    Find out more about our Natural Areas.

Contact Us

Natural Areas & Trails

321 N 16th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

970-350-9205 tel