Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, the U.S. Forest Service, the Open Space Alliance, and other local organizations for this annual celebration of trails and outdoor recreation
National Trails Day 2013
PLEASE NOTE: For 2013, the National Trails Day Event will be celebrated both in the Sandia Foothills Open Space and in the Sandia Ranger District near the Oak Flats Picnic Area.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required.
Online registration begins in late April, 2013 at REI. You may also call 505-247-1191 or stop by the REI store at 1550 Mercantile (Montano and the Freeway).
The first 100 people to register will receive a free Trails Day t-shirt!
PROJECT 1: City of Albuquerque Open Space Trails Day
Where: The Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert G. Simms Park in Albuquerque, located east of Tramway at the end of Simms Park Rd., just north of Academy. Parking is limited so please carpool!
What: Volunteers will work on over 10 different conservation projects including land restoration, trail maintenance, and new trail construction in the Sandia Mountains and Open Space trail systems. There will be activities for all ages and fitness levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring: A hat, water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, work gloves, and lots of enthusiasm! The Sandia Ranger District and Albuquerque Open Space will provide all tools and instructions. Please leave your pets at home!
After event picinic and prizes: At the end of the event, we reward our volunteers with a free lunch and lots of prizes donated by our generous sponsors!
PROJECT 2: U.S. Forest Service Mahogany Trail Extension Advanced Trail Building
Where: Oak Flats Picnic Area (Pine Loop). Take I-40 east from Albuquerque to the Tijeras exit and go south on NM 337 approximately 9 miles. Look for the signs for the Oak Flats Picnic Area.
What: Mahogany Trail Extension Advanced Trail Building
Event Time: June 1st, 2013 starting at 9 am until 1pm
Activities: Join the Sandia Ranger District in constructing new trail near Oak Flats Picnic Area. Participants should be prepared to hike and use hand tools such as a Pulaski and McLeod as well as come dressed in long pants and long-sleeve shirts as well as sturdy footwear.
Contact Kerry Wood, District Trails Manager with questions: email@example.com
ABOUT NATIONAL TRAILS DAY:
National Trails Day is celebrated with special events throughout the United States and is considered the largest and most influential trails celebration in the country. Every year, the American Hiking Association helps citizens organize hundreds of trails projects throughout the country. The Open Space Division and other local organizations including the U.S. Forest Service, REI, Friends of the Sandia Mountains, and the Open Space Alliance have planned an exciting day of trails projects that will take place at the Elena Gallegos Open Space. The theme for NTD 2010 is “Find Your Happy Place.” This is your opportunity to get outside and contribute to our outdoor recreational heritage by improving and maintaining the Sandia Foothills trails systems.
National Trails Day serves three main purposes: 1) Educate the public on the importance of trails and their conservation; 2) Strengthen alliances of different agencies that work together beyond National Trails Day; 3) Create new trail advocates.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY IS SPONSORED LOCALLY IN PART BY REI, WHOLE FOODS, LA MONTANITA COOP, THE OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE, FRIENDS OF THE SANDIA MOUNTAINS, and SPORTS SYSTEMS.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
PAST TRAILS DAY EVENT SPONSORS
We are very grateful to all the wonderful sponsors who helped support this effort and help illustrate to the volunteers how much their hard work and commitment to sustainable trails is valued. The City of Albuquerque and the Open Space Alliance wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous support:
- The Open Space Alliance
- Friends of Sandia Mountains
- Sportz Outdoor
- Sports Systems
- USFS Sandia Ranger District
- Passages Church
- Whole Foods Market
- La Montanita Coop
- Frito Lay
- General Mills
- Great Harvest Bakery
- Satellite Coffee
- Wolfe’s Baking Co.
- Stoneage Climbing Gym
- Theobroma Chocolatier