Los Alamos County’s Open Space Division has announced that one of its most popular trails – School Canyon Rim Trail – will become the latest addition to its Adopt-a-Trail program, thanks to N3B volunteers wanting to make a difference in Los Alamos.
County Manager Harry Burgess
“We’re very excited to have N3B on board as part of the County’s Adopt-a-Trail program,” County Manager Harry Burgess said. “Having volunteers who periodically clean up our trails helps with overall maintenance of our extensive trails system, a community asset enjoyed by our residents and many visitors year-round.”
N3B is celebrating its first anniversary as the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and employees wanted to find a way that they could meaningfully show their support for the community where they are living and working.
After learning from Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson that the County offers options to keep trails clean and beautiful, they decided to join the Adopt-a-Trail program by selecting the School Canyon Rim Trail as a community project. The segment of trail that N3B is adopting runs behind the Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive, making it convenient for employees who work in the facility or nearby facilities to hike the trail and pick up litter on a frequent basis.
“We’re excited to celebrate Earth Day by adopting the School Canyon Rim Trail,” N3B President/Program Manager Glenn Morgan said. “Not only does it support enhancement of Los Alamos’ extensive trail network, it aligns perfectly with our mission to Clean Up the Environment and Protect Our Future.”
N3B employees plan to kick off their Adopt-a-Trail participation Saturday, April 27 in celebration of Earth Day. They will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot at Pueblo Complex and plan to be finished by 11:30 a.m. Members of the public are welcome to join them that morning, get to know the N3B employees, and pitch in to help with the trail clean up.
Future work parties will be planned and announced over the next year to maintain the trail, and the County will be posting their “Adopt a Trail” signs designating the trail segment is cleaned up thanks to N3B at Saturday’s kick-off event.
Other trails are available for adoption by groups, organizations and businesses, according to Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson, who welcomes the public participation to keep trails maintained and litter-free.