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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May 2017

Valles Caldera National Preserve

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We’re headed to a remote corner of the preserve to remove blowdowns and re-define the trail. Limited to 15 volunteers; preference given to certified sawyers (cross cut or chain) and folks with a 4x4 vehicle.

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Heron Lake State Park–Cancelled

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 12:00 pm
Heron Lake State Park, 324 NM-95
Los Ojos, NM 87551 United States

This project has been cancelled

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Golden Open Space

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Golden Open Space, acquired in 1964, consists of 1,180 acres of rugged terrain and is among some of the first properties set aside by the City of Albuquerque for the preservation of nature. Breathtaking views of mesas, colorful arroyos and several mountain ranges make this remote and seldom-visited property a great escape from the city. We will be building new trail as part of the City of Albuquerque’s trail system at the Golden Open Space, which is located just…

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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-CANCELLED

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

This project has been cancelled

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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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