Audubon Center Trail Project July 27

Enjoy and help improve the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary trail system that leads through several different habitats and plant zones ranging from meadows to Ponderosa Pine forests and even a wetland area. We will undertake a wide-range of tasks aimed at improving trail tread and making the system more inviting to hikers. We will construct 3 to 4 rock stairs and a 50 foot trail re-route on the two spur sections that tie into Bear Canyon Trail (upper end of trail system), make improvements (materials pending) to the bridge half-way along the center transect trail, and there were several locations where drainage needs improvement, cleanout, etc.

Visit the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary website for more information on the location:http://nm.audubon.org/randall-davey-audubon-center-sanctuary.

Essential gear for field work includes long-sleeved shirts, long pants, work gloves, work boots, sun protection and raingear (just in case). Volunteers will be treated to lunch by the Center, but should bring plenty of water and desired snacks. No experience is necessary: training & tools will be provided. Pre-registration is required for planning purposes, so please sign up for this project by Sunday, July 21. Carpooling is encouraged and will be facilitated by the project leader. Plan to meet at the Audubon Center no later than 8:00 A.M. - click here for a map and watch for green NMVFO signs as you enter the property to direct you to the gathering place.

If this is your first NMVFO project, you can find more information about what to expect at http://nmvfo.org/volunteer/volunteer-faq or email or call me (Chris), the project leader, [masked], (505) 504-3768.

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  • Chris F.

    13 NMVFO tackled tasks that the Randall Davey Audubon Center staff had listed as agency priority. A 60 foot re-route was constructed at the main loop junction with Bear Canyon Trail, bypassing a steeper 20 foot section that functioned mostly as drainage. Another 90 foot re-route was built bypassing a 60 foot badly eroded, steep spur that had provided an unnecessary second junction with Bear Canyon Trail. It also bypassed another 60 foot section of the main loop providing a more manageable and sustainable section of trail. The third and seemingly impossible task was fixing drainage and berm problems along the acequia entrance to the main loop. This third task was handled quite nicely by Barb's crew of 6 volunteers. Lunch was provided by the RDAC staff on the shaded front porch of Randall Davey's historic house. Volunteers finished off the day by correcting drainage issues both large and small from above the acequia entrance to the top of the main loop bi-sect trail.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Randall Davey Audubon Center is very beautiful and I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to improve its tail system.

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Right now I'm planning on meeting Larry at 6:30 at Sandy Casino.

    July 24, 2013

  • Chris F.

    For the late bloomers... last chance to sign up! Because the agency needs a head count by 5:00 pm Friday, no sign ups can be accepted after noon on Friday. Please, contact me for additions or new sign ups no later than noon Friday.

    July 24, 2013

  • Jackie

    I can help for only the first hour. Will meet you at the Audobon Ctr. I can most likely return at 11.

    July 23, 2013

  • Larry B.

    Can take up to 3 passengers.

    July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I live in Corrales. Where are you driving from?

      July 21, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Tomorrow is the last day to sign up... unless you email me directly! Several people have "signed up" by RSVP (you know who you are). This is not sufficient, please contact directly by email & provide a contact number.

    NMVFO does not manage projects through Meet Up, so I need basic contact info to disseminate pertinent project info.

    July 20, 2013

  • Braden B.

    I'm not gonna be able to make it next week. Sorry

    July 17, 2013

  • Braden B.

    I'm not gonna be able to make it next week. Sorry

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might be interested....but also like to know if it's a on-day project. and where would we car pool from?

    June 24, 2013

    • Chris F.

      Jill, There are a couple of places that we have used for carpooling. Lowes/Target at Paseo or the Bernalillo P&R are the usual places. Please, contact me directly by email if you are still interested. Chris

      July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jill, I'd be glad to carpool from the Bernalillo Park n Ride.

      July 17, 2013

  • Chris F.

    12 days until the project. Sign up only accepted (or confirmed, if you like) through the Project Leader (me); call or email directly, please.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Corrales and would be glad to carpool from either the NW park and ride at Coors and Ellison or from the park and ride in Bernalillo.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the Audubon Center in Santa Fe was closed or will be closing because of the fire danger. And is this a one-day project? I'm interested if it's open and I can work one day.

    June 24, 2013

    • Chris F.

      I have been in close communication with RDAC folks and this project is a "go". I do, however, that the Bear Canyon Trail, which links into the RDAC trail system will be closed due to fire restrictions.

      June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great, I'm liking forward to the project. I like to volunteer in the outdoors, but I don't camp out because I need to be home each evening.

      June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Correction: like to know if it's a one-day project

    June 24, 2013

    • Chris F.

      Yes, this is a one-day project.

      1 · June 24, 2013

  • Marcy

    checking into Cape Cod yurt about then!

    June 24, 2013

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