Celebrate Earth Day by helping to improve local trails with PEEC and Los Alamos County. Meet at 9 a.m. April 22 at East Park. Volunteers will work in Graduation Canyon and on the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail. This photo shows volunteers removing fencing in Acid Canyon, below the nature center in 2017. Photo by Thomas Graves
Celebrate Earth Day by working to improve local trail systems! Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos County for a spring workday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 22 in Graduation Canyon and on the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail.
Attendees will meet at East Park. There will be jobs for all ages and experts will be on site to give tips on proper tool use for trail maintenance, pruning, and trimming. Clippers, saws, shovels, other tools, extra gloves, snacks, and good company will be provided.
The group will be working on four main projects during this workday: Pruning along Pueblo Canyon Rim trail and down the switchbacks to Graduation Canyon, stabilizing and closing a switchback shortcut, trash gathering along Pueblo Canyon and Graduation Canyon, and removing invasive elm trees.
Registration is not required, but it is encouraged so PEEC can provide enough supplies and snacks. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring gloves and water. All participants will be required to sign a waiver when they arrive to volunteer with the County. Admission is free.