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New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors Meetup Pages


Continental Divide Trail / Gila National Forest
Friday, February 14 to Monday, February 17
Leader: Dave Oram, 575-538-5902,
Join NMVFO and Silver City Ranger District for our annual Presidents Day project
where we'll be improving and maintaining a section of the CDT.

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, February 22
Leader: Judy Fair-Spaulding, 505-821-9296,
Plant willows along the Rio Grande river to help establish and maintain habitat for
the endangered Southwestern willow flycatcher.

Trail Construction & Maintenance Workshop Part I
Monday, March 10
Leader: Barbara Hoehne, 505-227-1673,
Join us at 6:30 PM at REI in Albuquerque for an informal, classroom-based
introduction to trail maintenance in preparation for Workshop Part II.

Trail Construction & Maintenance Workshop Part II
Saturday, March 15
Leader: Barbara Hoehne, 505-227-1673,
Field session for those who attended Part I. We'll use techniques learned in class on
trails in the ABQ foothills, assisted by veteran trail workers.

Cerrillos Hills State Park
Saturday, April 5
Leader: Chris Fritzsche, 505-504-3768,
Help maintain trails in the gently rolling hills of this state park, then visit colorful,
historic Madrid.

Walk in the Past Trail
Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13
Leader: Deborah Radcliffe, 505-255-4960, &
C.K., 607-222-5184,
We will continue construction of this new trail to an amazing display of petroglyphs
on canyon walls in the Gila National Forest.

Piedra Lisa Trail / Sandia Wilderness
Saturday, April 19
Leader: Bill Velasquez, 505-225-5774,
Help the Friends of Piedra Lisa with erosion control and maintenance on this trail
with awesome views in the Sandia Mountains. Limited to 10 people.

St. Peters Dome / Turkey Springs Trail
Saturday, April 26
Leader: Larry Benson, 505-821-7999,
Work on the trail network in the St. Peters Dome Wilderness adjacent to Bandelier
National Monument affected by the Las Conchas Fire.

Spring Social
Sunday, April 27
Contact: Mike Myers, 505-620-4525,
Mingle and learn more about NMVFO and the 2014 season. Bachechi Open Space
Environmental Educational Building, 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Winsor Trail
Sunday, May 4
Leader: Deborah Radcliffe, 505-255-4960,
Joint project with the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society constructing reroutes on Winsor Trail
in the Santa Fe National Forest.

Chain of Craters / Continental Divide Trail
Saturday, May 10 to Sunday, May 11
Leader: Jim Scanlon, 505-385-0517,
Lend a hand as we do tread work on the Continental Divide Trail that winds around a
string of cinder cones south of Grants.

Vacas Trail / San Pedro Parks Wilderness
Saturday, May 17 to Sunday, May 18
Leader: Jim Wagner, 850-803-9298,
Help clear and maintain a trail to San Gregorio Lake while enjoying warm days and
chilly nights.

Mineral Creek Trail Backpack
Friday, May 23 to Monday, May 26
Leader: Deborah Radcliffe, 505-255-4960,
We will continue previous work on Mineral Creek Trail in the Gila National Forest,
removing debris dams, building cairns, brushing and treadwork.

Rio Chama / Building Steps
Friday, June 6 to Sunday, June 8
Leader: Ken Levan, 505-250-7756,
Enjoy a long weekend rafting and kayaking scenic Rio Chama and build stone steps
to BLM campsites. Limited to 8 volunteers; there is a waiting list.

National Trails Day / Santa Fe
Saturday, June 7
Leader: Barbara Hoehne, 505-227-1673,
Celebrate trails and our public lands with projects in Hyde Memorial State Park and
Santa Fe National Forest.

Capulin Trail / Jemez Mountains
Saturday, June 14 to Sunday, June 15
Leader: Larry Benson, 505-821-7999,
Help us restore this scenic streamside trail in Capulin Canyon that was damaged by
flooding after the Las Conchas Fire.

Ponderosa Trail
Saturday, June 28 to Sunday, June 29
Leader: Barbara Hoehne, 505-227-1673,
Reroute a section of trail, repair switchbacks and restore tread eroded by rains after
the Las Conchas Fire in Bandelier National Monument.

Skyline Trail Backpack
Thursday, July 3 to Monday, July 7
Leader: Deborah Radcliffe, 505-255-4960,
Clear deadfall on the Skyline Trail in the Pecos Wilderness. Crosscut saw training
will be offered on site. Join us for 2-5 days.

El Calderon / El Malpais National Monument
Saturday, July 12 to Sunday, July 13
Leader: Jim Scanlon, 505-385-0517,
We need your help to create a scenic trail in this beautiful area. The trail is not on the
lava and runs under tall Ponderosa Pines just off Hwy 53.

Coronado Historic Site / Family Friendly
Saturday, July 19 to Sunday, July 20
Leader: Ken Levan, 505-250-7756,
Return with us to this scenic spot overlooking the Rio Grande to replaster adobe
walls outlining unexcavated kivas and groom the trail we built along the river. This
is a “family friendly” project.

Randall Davey Audubon Center
Saturday, August 2
Leader: Chris Fritzsche, 505-504-3768,
Construct new trail while enjoying a day in the foothills near Santa Fe.

Sugarite Canyon State Park
Saturday, August 9 to Sunday, August 10
Leader: Barbara Hoehne, 505-227-1673,
Enjoy views and wildlife while helping reroute a steep section of trail in this scenic
and historic park near Raton.

Via Posada Trail / Albuquerque Open Space
Saturday, August 23
Leader: Ken Levan, 505-250-7756,
Enjoy a one-day project inside Albuquerque city limits. Join us as we maintain trails
& help reroute a badly eroded trail in this 40-acre open space.

Valle Vidal / Shuree Ponds
Saturday, August 30 to Monday, September 1
Leader: C.K., 607-222-5184,
Camp in this beautiful basin and join us for trail maintenance, bridge repair, sign
replacement and other tasks.

Santa Barbara Bridge
Wednesday, September 10 to Sunday, September 14
Leader: Deborah Radcliffe, 505-255-4960,
Help build a bridge over Jicarita Creek or the West Fork of the Santa Barbara River.
Backpack or car camp to be determined.

Crest Trail / White Mountain Wilderness
Saturday, September 20 to Sunday, September 21
Leader: Jim Scanlon, 505-385-0517,
We’ll be camping at 10,000 feet and working with spectacular views of the Tularosa
Basin and Sierra Blanca.

Datil Well Campground
Saturday, September 27 to Sunday, September 28
Leader: Chris Fritzsche, 505-504-3768,
Maintain trails at this scenic, historic landmark near the Very Large Array in west
central New Mexico.

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 11 to Sunday, October 12
Leader: Chris Fritzsche, 505-504-3768,
Help restore and protect New Mexico's first urban national wildlife refuge on the
570-acre former Price's Dairy, the largest undeveloped property in ABQ.

Dog Canyon / Lincoln National Forest
Saturday, October 18 to Sunday, October 19
Leader: Jim Scanlon, 505-385-0517,
Join us repairing tread, brushing and installing water bars on this historic trail that
begins at Oliver Lee State Park just south of Alamogordo.

Pino Trail Maintenance / Sandia Wilderness
Saturday, October 25
Leader: Chris Fritzsche, 505-504-3768,
Join us for our annual maintenance of NMVFO's Adopt-A-Trail in the Sandia Wilderness.

For more information and updates about projects, visit
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, for what to expect on a project.
A parent or guardian must accompany all minors. Pets are not permitted on any project.
Since 1982 the New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO) have been recruiting people like you to volunteer for service projects that
benefit trails and other recreational sites in national and state parks, forests, monuments, wilderness areas, city open space areas, and other public
lands. The projects scheduled this year help maintain these valuable resources. NMVFO is a 501(c) 3 all volunteer nonprofit organization.

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