Join PEEC and SFNF for a fall trail workday Saturday, Oct. 20 on Quemazon Trail. Courtesy/PEEC
Improve our public lands by joining a team of volunteers, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe National Forest for a fall trail workday Saturday, Oct. 20. Volunteers will help fix erosion issues, clear brush and check dams on Quemazon Trail. Pre-registration is required to volunteer for this project.
Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center to carpool to the trailhead and return by 2 p.m. There will be trail maintenance jobs for all ages and experts from the U.S. Forest Service will be on site to ensure the safety of participants and to provide instructions. Volunteers will need to carry tools and hike in for approximately 45 minutes to the project site.
Participants must wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots and a hat. They should bring water, snacks, a lunch and work gloves. Hard hats, some tools, some extra pairs of gloves and good company will be provided.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.