Analysis of Performance
This is a quarterly metric.
The Natural Areas Department provided engagement activities for 4,347 participants in Q3 of 2021, almost a 42% increase above target. Staff and volunteers were able to increase the Natural Areas presence at events like the Poudre River Festival and Kids in the Park, in addition to offering Trailhead Tabling at the recently reopened Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.
COVID-19 accounts for the low participation as both participants and volunteer activity leaders avoided gathering to prevent the spread of the corona virus. As of the end of Q3, the cumulative annual participation numbers for Natural Areas are 17% below target. In Q3 alone, Natural Areas staff and volunteers increased outreach 40% efforts thanks to attendance at large community events and trailhead tabling. These types of events are expected to continue.
Why Is This Important?
City Organization Impact on Performance
Medium – Natural Areas influences this metric by providing a wide range of quality programs to community members. Participation numbers are also influenced by marketing and outreach.