Retired business man. I have lived in the East Mountains for 6 years. I have done volunteer work for the NPS. Currently volunteer two days/week at Wildlife West.
Are you interested in working in the outdoors, keeping trails and public lands accessible?
After you RSVP, are you willing to immediately email the project leader listed in the description to let them know you are attending their project? They need to keep a count to coordinate meals, tools and land agency needs.
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Are you willing to learn new skills and meet friendly trail workers?
The New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors (NMVFO) Meetup is a Service-Oriented Meetup, a Branch of the NMVFO, an Award-Winning, All Volunteer trail building group. Membership in the organization is encouraged, but you can be informed of and included in work projects, social events, trainings and presentations by joining this Meetup Branch of the NMVFO. Please check www.nmvfo.org/projects for a list of projcts and events as well as the “pages” tab above for a complete list of the 2013 projects. You are invited to visit the NMVFO Volunteer FAQ page http://nmvfo.org/volunteer/volunteer-faq for more information. (You will have to paste in the email addresses as you cannot click on them from Meetup text.)
The NMVFO has been helping maintain trails and public lands for over 30 years. Work projects range from one day in nearby locations to week-end camping projects or even backpack work trips to pristine wilderness all over the state. Working with forest rangers and other public lands represpresentatives, the NMVFO provides strong leadership, training, tools and meals on projects.
Working in the outdoors, keeping public lands accessible and enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded people are some of the benefits of participation in the NMVFO Meetup. We have fun and lots of laughter as we learn about trail work and new outdoor places. Above all we feel good about doing satisfying work with worthwhile results.
In this Meetup it will be extremely important to show up for projects to which you have committed. Advance food is purchased, tools are provided and land management agencies are advised of the number of volunteers for the project. YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. Please adhere to this requirement for work project participation with the NMVFO Meetup. Social events, presentations, trainings and other events will operate like regular Meetup events unless otherwise noted.
It will also be required to contact the Project Leader as soon as you RSVP for a project. Notice the contact information in the description. This allows the Project Leader to keep a count of attendees to coordinate with land representatives and cooks who buy food on a budget, arrange tools and to be able to contact participants in a timely, efficient way.