NMVFO plans 20+ volunteer work projects each year. Click here for an overview of the 2017 season, then check back often for additional information posted as it becomes available. To receive updates and detailed information about upcoming projects and events, be sure to sign up for the NMVFO newsletter on the Home page. Public land agencies that are interested in proposing a joint project should contact projects@nmvfo.org for more information and our easy-to-complete proposal form.

If you’re new to NMVFO, be sure to visit our FAQ page to learn more about what to expect on a project. Project leaders are always happy to answer your questions about specific projects. Have a non-project related question? Send us a message from our Contact page. Pets are not allowed on any NMVFO projects. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or other legal guardian.

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June 2017

Rio Chama Rafting Adventure

June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm

Raft and kayak down the Rio Chama, build stone steps to a primitive campsite. Limited to 8 volunteers; preference given to NMVFO members

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El Nogal Area

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 12:00 pm

Build rolling dips, re-bench trail, repair steps, remove brush, and add signs on trails along the scenic highroad to Taos near the town of Penasco

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Skyline Backpack

June 22 @ 10:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm

Trail tread repair and erosion control from Puerto Nambe to the saddle of Santa Fe Mount Baldy.

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Quemado Lake

June 30 @ 8:00 am - July 2 @ 12:00 pm

Come celebrate the 4th in the wilderness of the Apache National Forest about 20 miles south of Quemado. Limit of 12 volunteers.

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July 2017

Bluewater Lake State Park

July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 12:00 pm

Build and repair trail tread, install timber shoring, create primitive stream crossings, build rolling dips to control water erosion

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Mora National Fish Hatchery

July 29 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 12:00 pm

Come out and help us blaze a half mile of new trail to complete the loop around the hatchery.

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August 2017

Datil Well Campground

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 13 @ 12:00 pm

Trail re-route at this scenic, historic landmark near the Very Large Array in west central New Mexico.

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Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

August 26 @ 8:00 am - August 27 @ 12:00 pm

Camp Saturday night then help us fix up the National Recreation and Veterans' Memorial Loop Trails among the slot canyons and hoodoos

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September 2017

Via Posada Trail Network

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a one-day project within Albuquerque city limits. Help maintain trails & reroute badly eroded trails in this 40-acre open space.

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Hermit’s Peak

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 24 @ 12:00 pm

Drive up for 1 day or all 4 and camp at the USFS El Porvenir campground near Las Vegas, NM. Help us maintain the Hermit's Peak trail named for a 19th century religious recluse who lived in a cave near the peak.

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