Santa Fe National Forest asking for volunteers to maintain trails

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Love hiking the Santa Fe National Forest? You can now help keep it spruced up.

They are calling for volunteers to donate some time and manual labor to work on the trails and get them ready for the summer season.

Volunteers need to dress appropriately and bring plenty of water as well as a sack lunch.

Volunteers are needed for the dates and times below:

  • 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.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jennifer Sublett, Española District Volunteer Coordinator, at jasublett@fs.fed.us or 505.753.7331.

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