Volunteer opportunities for Santa Fe National Forest

Posted at: 03/06/2013 8:04 AM

The Santa Fe National Forest is offering spring trail projects to volunteers to build new sections of trail.

Specific projects include construction of winding trails and retaining walls. There are six days from which to choose and there is no experience required.

The trail projects will be hosted on the Dead Dog Trail, located west of Santa Fe in the Caja del Rio for the following dates from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day: Friday, March 8, Sunday, March 17, Saturday, March 30, Saturday, April 13, Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, May 19.

Trail workday attire for everyone includes long sleeves, long pants, above-ankle boots, work gloves, a day pack with lunch and water, and other essentials; as well as hard hats and safety glasses.

The Forest Service will provide the hard hats and all tools necessary for each project. A safety talk addressing various potential hazards and ways to stay safe throughout the workday will also be given at the beginning of each workday.

For questions or to sign up for any of the upcoming workdays, please contact Jennifer Sublett, District Volunteer Coordinator at jasublett@fs.fed.us or call (505) 753-7331.

** (Saturday, April 20 will be sponsored and led by the Friends of the Santa Fe National Forest. Please come out and support their efforts for this Earth Day-themed event).