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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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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Manzano Mountains State Park

August 26 @ 8:30 am - August 27 @ 12:00 pm

This peaceful, secluded park nestled in the Ponderosa pine forest of the Manzano Mountains has 3 miles of trail that needs some drainage and tread improvements. Come help for a day or the whole weekend.

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September 2017

Via Posada Trail Network

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 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 @ 12:00 pm - 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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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Birthday

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Valle de Oro’s 5th Birthday Celebration from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Booth set up begins at 9:15 am.

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October 2017

Ute Lake State Park

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 12:00 pm

We’ll provide some much-needed maintenance to a 2-mile network of primitive trails that wind through desert, in and out of arroyos, and along narrow canyons with views of the lake.

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Pino Trail

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual maintenance and repair of NMVFO’s Adopt-A-Trail in the Sandia Wilderness

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November 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Night

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to have fun together without the exhausting physical labor of a VFO project. No hard hats or hiking required!

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