SFNF Seeks Volunteers to Help Improve National Forest Land - DATE CORRECTION (Cabra Trail)

Release Date: Mar 5, 2018  

SANTA FE, NM – March 5, 2018 – For Immediate Release. Spring is near, which means it’s time for volunteers to plan for support of projects with Forest Staff on the Santa Fe National Forest. From trail maintenance to data collection, volunteers provide an invaluable service to summer recreation, and to forest health and sustainability. The opportunities are:

 Volunteer Wilderness Rangers for the Pecos/Chama River/San Pedro Parks Wildernesses -    one weekend a month during the warm season - crosscut sawing, public engagement, and data collection

 Wilderness Information Specialists (WISe) - provide information at wilderness trailheads on wilderness education and answer questions

 Administration - data entry

 Employee volunteer programs - trail maintenance/construction, trash pick-up, or get your employees together and adopt a trail.

Saturday, March 24 - Join the fun, eight-mile roundtrip, bi-annual hike on Window Rock Trail located along Highway 84. It will include trash pick-up as needed, and is 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 31 - Cleanup the beautiful, historic Rio del Oso from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

DATE CORRECTED to "Saturday, April 14" - Trail work on the Cabra Trail near Los Alamos - sign up through the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos (505) 662-0462 – event 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Volunteers need long sleeve shirts, long pants, above-ankle non-skid boots and leather gloves to protect them from terrain that can be thorny and rocky. Bring a backpack with a sack lunch, at least three liters of water and sunscreen.

RSVPs are required to receive provided hardhats and tools. For additional information, contact Jennifer Sublett, Española District Volunteer Coordinator, at jasublett@fs.fed.us or (505) 753.7331.

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