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Trail Work on the La Tierra Chili Line, Fall 2020

Trail Work on the La Tierra Chili Line, Fall 2020

Thanks to volunteers from Journey Montessori School and a representative of Santa Fe Fat Tire Society, we got a jump on protecting the old rail bed and preparing it for the La Tierra Chili Line Trail in September and October. Activities included putting up temporary...

E-News – Enjoy our soon to be Chilly Trails

E-News – Enjoy our soon to be Chilly Trails

Well, it looks like this weekend the growing season will come to a close and maybe, just maybe, we'll get some precipitation.  I have to admit that I have been enjoying this part of climate change, which resulted in a longer, warmer Fall where my garden could flourish...

E-News – Keeping Hope (and Our Trails) Alive

E-News – Keeping Hope (and Our Trails) Alive

Six months into the pandemic, and here we are at Fall.  I don't know about you, but I need some down time!  Yet everything is up right now.  The virus has made its way to the White House, the days are growing shorter.  The election is nearing.  And I will be voting in...

La Tierra Chili Line Trail

La Tierra Chili Line Trail

The La Tierra Chili Line Trail is finally happening!  We have received clearance from the City's Archaeological Review Committee to develop a 1/4-mile rail-to-trail on the historic "Denver & Rio Grande Railroad" railbed in La Tierra Trails, along with a 1/8-mile...

E-News – Birds, Biodiversity & Big Ideas

E-News – Birds, Biodiversity & Big Ideas

These are such disturbing times, made even worse lately by the news that there is a huge die-off of birds happening throughout New Mexico and portions of Colorado.  Scientists aren't sure at this point what's causing it, except to say that the birds they have examined...

Volunteer Work on Sun Mountain Trail

Volunteer Work on Sun Mountain Trail

Volunteers returned to Sun Mountain Trail for the first time in nearly three years on Sept. 16, 2020.  Once again we focused on "fall-line" sections of the lower part of the trail - de-berming, clearing out drainage areas that we had worked on before, and picking a...

Volunteer Work in Dale Ball Trails, Summer and Fall 2020

Volunteer Work in Dale Ball Trails, Summer and Fall 2020

For the hot months of July and August, and into September, we turned our attention to Dale Ball Trails, revisiting many known erosion problem-spots in the North, Central, and South parts of the trails.  Given limitations on public gatherings, with advance preparation...

GUSTO Wayfinding and SFCT Stewardship Signage, Summer 2020

GUSTO Wayfinding and SFCT Stewardship Signage, Summer 2020

From June through September 2020, upon the re-adoption of City's natural-surface trails through a new voluntary agreement with City Parks and Recreation Dept., the Trails Program Manager and volunteers put up new signage at trailheads at La Tierra Trails, Dale Ball...

La Tierra Trail Work Days, May and June, 2020

La Tierra Trail Work Days, May and June, 2020

City trail volunteers turned their attention to La Tierra Trails in May, continuing to meet in small groups with the Trails Program Manager. On May 13 and 20, volunteers built several dips and grade reversals to direct storm drainage out of the gullied, "fall-line"...

Self-Guided Earth Day Acequia and River Cruise

Self-Guided Earth Day Acequia and River Cruise

In April 2020, SFCT worked with the Railyard Park Conservancy and other partners to celebrate Earth Day in times of coronavirus.  From Earth Day on April 22 through the end of the month, SFCT encouraged Santa Feans to participate in the Self-Guided Earth Day Acequia...