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, funding from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation, the Lineberry Foundation and the Frost Foundation, and additional support from Santa Fe Partners in Education, the Santa Fe Conservation Trust has led field trips that have reached over 2,000 participants, from fourth- and fifth-graders from Santa Fe’s south-side schools to high-schoolers learning how to work on public trails. 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.

Resources:

Print-your-own Passport booklet (print 8.5 x 11 double-sided and fold twice)

Liability Waiver Form:  English – Spanish

Acequia and River Cruise, Earth Day, Apr. 30

Acequia and River Cruise, Earth Day, Apr. 30

Thirty participants rode from the Railyard Park down the Acequia Trail and Bikeway to Meow Wolf on Rufina St., and returned via the River Trail in time for the Railyard Conservancy's Earth Day Celebration.  Click on photos below for larger images, and see if you can...

GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler

GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler

The GUSTO Open House and Trail Sampler was held at the Railyard Park Community Room on March 29-30, 2019.  Maps on display at the event included: GUSTO Conceptual Loops and Spokes GUSTO-Significant Trails with Conceptual Loops and Spokes GUSTO-Significant Trails in...

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2019

City Trail Work in La Tierra Trails, April 2019

Five volunteers from the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe met with the Trails Program Manager for the first regular city trail work day of the season on April 3, 2019.  Taking advantage of supplies of rock left over from work with The Masters Program on the "Wide Trail" in...

“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...

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2018 Annual Report