Volunteers Needed To Improve And Maintain Trails

SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Spring on the Santa Fe National Forest means it’s time to get out and work on trails, getting them ready for the heavy use of the summer recreation season. 
Volunteer opportunities are waiting for anyone interested in donating some time and a little manual labor to benefit the forest.
  • Saturday, April 15 – Work will continue on the reroute of a steep and unsustainable leg of the original Borrego Trail, which is part of the Borrego/Bear Wallow Trail. Forest staff and volunteers plan to work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 – Forest staff and volunteers will hike approximately 2.5 miles up the always-popular Winsor Trail to begin construction on a re-route. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For this date, please RSVP to the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society at info@santafefattiresociety.org for carpool and parking options plus workday details.
  • Saturday, May 6 – At 10,200 feet, Glorieta Baldy is the southernmost 10,000-foot-plus peak in the Sangre de Cristo range. Trail #175 takes you to the top and a 1940-era fire lookout tower. Join us from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an ongoing project to improve conditions and control erosion along this beautiful trail.
  • Saturday, June 3, is National Trails Day – Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s annual event to encourage Americans to enjoy the outdoors by helping the SFNF and New Mexico Wilderness Alliance make much-needed improvements on the Winsor Trail from Aspen Basin to “Wilderness Gate” on the boundary of the Pecos Wilderness. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and workday participants will receive free t-shirts and other swag.
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 a sack lunch, at least three liters of water and sunscreen. Tools and hard hats will be provided by the Santa Fe National Forest. 
For additional information, please contact Jennifer Sublett, Española District Volunteer Coordinator, at jasublett@fs.fed.us or 505.753.7331
Volunteers should RSVP to Jennifer so the Forest can provide tools and hardhats for all participants.