State sees boost in outdoor volunteers

(Santa Fe, N.M.) – With little to do for fun during the pandemic, people in Santa Fe have found an enhanced appreciation for the great outdoors. And that’s sparked a surge in interest for stewardship of local trails. New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors, which works on trail projects throughout the state, has seen a 72 percent increase in memberships this year with 121 members. Group leaders tell the Santa Fe New Mexican, they typically maintain 250 to 300 miles of trail each year, clearing deadfall, improving drainage, and performing other work. You can get involved in projects this summer by clicking here.


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