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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February 2017

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lend a hand planting Gooddings Black Willows for restoration of Southwest Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo habitat

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March 2017

Piedra Lisa Trail

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Help the Friends of Piedra Lisa with trail maintenance and erosion control and enjoy the stunning views

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Trail Workshop Class

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at 6:00 PM at REI Albuquerque for a classroom introduction to trail construction and maintenance

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Trail Workshop Practical

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hands-on training in trail construction, maintenance, and repair

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April 2017

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Valle De Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM United States

Help us restore and maintain the largest, undeveloped space in Albuquerque as we continue our efforts to make it a wildlife refuge

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Airstrip Mesa Trail

April 28 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 12:00 pm

Reopening an old trail and provide looping opportunities with Trout Creek Trail. Work will consist of tread reconstruction and brushing.

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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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