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

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"...

Trail Work in June 2018

Trail Work in June 2018

The Trails Program Manager met up with five volunteers at La Tierra Trails the morning of June 13, including three members of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe and two new recruits.  We removed loose rocks from the tread and improved storm drainage south and east of...

June 1, 2018 Santa Fe Trail Closures

June 1, 2018 Santa Fe Trail Closures

On June 1, 2018, Santa Fe National Forest closed public access due to fire restrictions. Santa Fe County also announced closure of its adjoining open space within Dale Ball Trails (Picacho Peak area) as well as La Piedra and Little Tesuque Open Space. The rest of...

National Trails Day and Camino Real Trail Opening, June 2

National Trails Day and Camino Real Trail Opening, June 2

The Santa Fe Conservation Trust joined Santa Fe County, federal partners, and the trail-loving public at Dead Dog Well Trailhead to celebrating National Trails Day and the opening of the new Camino Real Trail on Sat., June 2, 2018.  Parts of the new trail, which spans...

Bike-to-School Day, May 9, 2018

Bike-to-School Day, May 9, 2018

Santa Fe-area schools that celebrated "National Bike to School Day" on May 9 included Carlos Gilbert Elementary School, Nina Otero Community School, San Ildefonso Day School, and Santa Fe Community College.  Unlike last year's event, there was no centralized gathering...

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2018 Annual Report