SANTA FE – Celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) Sept. 26 by helping the Santa Fe National Forest reroute a section of the popular Winsor Trail.
The nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, NPLD is a great opportunity to educate the public about the environment and natural resources, and the need for shared stewardship of public lands.
Organizers of the NPLD Winsor Trail project are looking for volunteers 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Each volunteer who participates will receive a free t-shirt, compliments of REI, and a fee-free coupon good for one day of free entry to participating federal public lands. For more information, visit the federal fee-free coupon webpage.
Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, above-ankle non-skid boots and leather gloves to protect them from terrain that can be thorny and rocky. They should bring a backpack with sunscreen, lunch and at least two quarts of water. Tools and hard hats will be provided by the Santa Fe National Forest.
Other upcoming volunteer opportunities on the Santa Fe National Forest include:
- Saturday, Oct. 31 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continued work on the Winsor Trail reroute.
- Sunday, Nov. 15 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dead Dog Trail in the Caja del Rio
For additional information, contact Española District Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Sublett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.753.7331.