Free firewood program open to the public

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Larimer County Department of Natural Resources’ free firewood program is now open for reservations on the department’s website at .

Firewood will be available for pickup at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space on the following Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting: Aug. 22, 23, 29 and 30 and Sept. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.

Reservations may be made online only at Interested people should read the information on that webpage carefully for requirements. Individuals wishing to participate must be able to load the wood on their trucks and assist in loading all trucks in the group. They must sign up for only one of the available time slots for each of the dates. Attendance is limited to 12 vehicles each day.

Firewood collection begins promptly at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Participants must have a printed receipt of signup to enter. They will meet at the Soderberg Trailhead, 3901 Shoreline Dr., at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space west of Fort Collins. Gates to the firewood collection area will be closed and locked after participants enter the open space. No late entry will be permitted.