PASSPORT TO TRAILS

Creating the next generation of conservationists

SFCT has had a hand in helping to create most of our area trails, including the Dale Ball and Atalaya Trails, Santa Fe Rail Trail, Spur Trail, La Tierra Trails, La Piedra Trails and, along with the Commonweal Conservancy, the Galisteo Basin Preserve Trails. But how do we ensure that people from our City know about them and use them? Part of our answer is the “Passport to Trails” program. It includes a nifty-looking passport that gives kids information about four trail systems to hike, along with a list of other local trails they can conquer. When they complete a trail, they get a sticker, and when they get all four stickers, they receive a free hydration pack!

Thanks to your support, as well as funding from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation, the Lineberry Foundation and the Frost Foundation the Santa Fe Conservation Trust has led field trips that have reached over 1,500 participants, including school kids from Santa Fe’s south side schools. Our work with kids helps us create the next generation of conservationists. If people don’t grow up caring about the land, they will not fight to protect it.

“Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks” wraps up first season

“Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks” wraps up first season

Vámonos: Santa Fe Walks completed its inaugural year of community walks on accessible urban trails in October.  The walking collaborative began activities in May and built momentum over the Summer and into the Fall, finishing with a total of over 300 participants in...

Trail Work in November 2018

Trail Work in November 2018

Trail volunteers returned to Dale Ball Trails on Nov. 7 to continue up the hill above Junction 11.  We finally have got a handle on this stretch of gullied trail after three work days focusing on de-berming and building grade reversals since August.  This time, we...

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails, October 2018

Field Trips to Dale Ball Trails, October 2018

In October we continued activities under the "Passport to Trails" program by bringing seven classes of 4th and 5th Graders from south-side schools to the north section of Dale Ball Trails.  With the arrival of Mr. Barbero's Fifth-Graders from El Camino Real Academy on...

Trail Work in October 2018

Trail Work in October 2018

In October we resumed maintenance work on Dale Ball Trails, continuing to address areas that had been eroded in Summer monsoons and safeguarding the trails from the next "thousand-year storm" or less.  We continue to rely on volunteers of the Trails Alliance of Santa...

Rail History Cruises, September 2018

Rail History Cruises, September 2018

        In conjunction with the inaugural "New Mexico Railroad History Celebration," SFCT's Trails Program Manager organized four mini-cruises and two "Explore More" cruises by bicycle of active and historic rail alignments around Santa Fe.  For...

Trail Work in September 2018

Trail Work in September 2018

Trail work in September included two work days to address erosion issues in the Central Part of Dale Ball Trails north of Cero Gordo Trailhead, one with The Master Program students around the La Cuchara and Frijoles Trailheads in La Tierra Trails, and two on the...

¡Vámonos! Santa Fe Walks in Full Swing

¡Vámonos! Santa Fe Walks in Full Swing

In the first two months of action, ¡Vámonos! Santa Fe Walks has mobilized hundreds of Santa Feans on our urban trails and parks.  Maybe we will be in the thousands by the time we complete all 42 walks from May through October! The kick-off in May - a "Walk with a Doc"...

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