Resident input will help guide the direction of the development of programs to help families access nature close to home, protect areas of ecological significance, and build additional recreational opportunities.
This strategic process began in June, 2020. A diverse steering committee of city staff, non-profit, academic and community representation developed the “Get Outdoors Greeley” draft. City officials want public input to consider and include in the final plan.
Virtual Public Meetings
Residents and interested community members can participate in the English language virtual workshop at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. Residents can register at https://bit.ly/GreeleyOutdoors1.
Two Spanish language virtual workshops will also be hosted at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, register at https://bit.ly/GreeleyOutdoors2, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, register at https://bit.ly/GreeleyOutdoors3.
Draft Plan Review and Comments
Community members can review the draft plan online and provide comment at greeleygov.com/NaturalAreas. The website allows community members to add comments and view concerns, aspirations and feedback from others. Anyone who wants to submit a comment must do so by Dec. 13.
The Natural Areas and Trails Division manages more than 1,000 acres of land and 30 miles of trails to protect wildlife habitat and facilitate access to nature for the community. Natural areas provide recreational opportunities, habitat for local wildlife, improve water quality, and increase resilience to floods. Visit greeleygov.com/NaturalAreas for more information.