This Saturday, April 27, Santa
Fe’s well-trod foothill trail system, the Dale
Ball Trail, is getting a manicure. The Trails Alliance of Santa Fe—a “
a volunteer arm of the Santa Fe Conservation Trust
working in cooperation with public land managers to help plan, build, and
maintain non-motorized trails in the Santa Fe area”—is hosting a DBT maintenance
day. Charlie O’Leary, executive director of the Santa Fe Conservation Trust, says the
workday will be “a pretty good day for folks who haven’t helped in the past,”
as the work is fun and easy. “It’s pretty fast work,” O’Leary says, which gives
volunteers a sense of satisfaction in seeing something get done. Volunteers will work on deburming the trail, creating better drainage and fixing erosion.
The day, forecast to be warm and mostly sunny, begins at 9 am at the Cerro Gordo trailhead off Upper Canyon Road. Volunteers should bring work gloves, lunch and plenty of water. Maintenance ends at 2 pm. To register, or for more information, email Kerry at email@example.com.