Los Amigos News
Los Amigos Workshops for 2015
Trail Maintenance, May 11-15
Trail maintenance will begin with a meeting at the Bunkhouse in the Historical District at 9 a.m. on May 11 to complete paperwork, outline work and discuss project safety. We will be working mostly on mountain biking trails. ATV’s will be used to transport equipment but hiking will be required.
We will be falling hazard trees, removing fallen trees and slash, brush and rocks from the trail surface and filling erosion ditches by hand work. Volunteers are welcome for any or all days. Volunteers may stay in the Bunkhouse any or all nights Monday through Thursday at no charge; first come, first serve.
To volunteer, email Jim Counce at jcounce@Windstream.net
Weekday Work Projects
We plan to hold three weekday work projects in conjunction with and either the week before or the week after a scheduled workshop and campout. For those who would like to volunteer but do not wish to campout, for the first time the Preserve is allowing Los Amigos volunteers to work any one or more days and stay in the Bunkhouse at no charge during the following three periods:
- May 25-30 (Workshop and Campout May 29-31)
- July 20-25 (Workshop and Campout July 17-19)
- August 10-13 (Workshop and Campout August 14-16)
The Bunkhouse sleeps 14 people in two bunkrooms and a two person room. It has two bathrooms and a large kitchen/dinning/living room. Accommodations are on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your own food, drinking water, sleeping bag and bath towel.
More information will be posted at a later date. To volunteer email Jack Crane < email@example.com>.
Six Tribs Work Weekend May 29-31 and June 19-21
Join with Los Amigos for a weekend project and campout on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. You can campout two nights at the San Antonio Cabin in a beautiful setting and perform work that will enhance the water quality of the six tributaries of San Antonio Creek. For those not wanting to campout, day volunteers are welcome. We will host Saturday breakfast and dinner. More information will be provided as work date nears.
To volunteer for either or both work weekends email Jack Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaramillo Creek Work Weekend July 17-19
Join Los Amigos and Albuquerque Wildlife Federation for a weekend in Valle Jaramillo in the middle of the Preserve. Camping will be at the Abrigo Trailhead. To volunteer email Jack Crane <email@example.com>.”
For those not wishing to campout, day volunteers are welcome. This is a fun group that likes to work hard, and the camping isn’t too shabby either! We will host Saturday breakfast and dinner. More information will be provided as project dates near. To volunteer email Jack Crane at< firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Valle Seco Work Weekend, August 14-16
Join Los Amigos and Albuquerque Wildlife Federation for a weekend at the Valle Seco on the West side of the preserve. Camping will be at the Valle Seco. To volunteer email Jack Crane at< email@example.com>.”
Los Amigos Social Events For 2015
Still to be determined
PyroClassic XC Mountain Bike Race, August 2
Los Amigos and Pajarito Mountain Bike Patrol are co-hosting the first ever cross- country bike race on the Preserve. This race is part of the New Mexico Off Road Series and requires a USA Cycling race permit. Race information will be online soon at NM Sports Online (https://www.newmexicosportsonline.com).
We will need about 20 volunteers to oversee vehicle entry, parking, camping control, various check points and other logistics service.
To volunteer email Jack Crane at< firstname.lastname@example.org>.”
Los Amigos Members Meeting and Appreciation Picnic, August 9
This event permits members and friends to enjoy a day on the Preserve, starting with a tour to some of Los Amigos’ wetlands grant work projects at 10 a.m.
We will also have a short tour around the Historic District at 11 a.m. The members meeting will start at 12 noon at the Bunkhouse where we have met the past several years. We will have introductions, a short members meeting, a program and the picnic will begin at 2 p.m. More information will be provided as the date nears.
To attend, please email Peggy Gautier at email@example.com
Los Amigos Christmas Tree Sales, November 28 – December 21
Los Amigos will again sell Christmas trees cut from the Preserve to the general public each weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We will need volunteers to gather and sell trees during this period. We will provide more details as the time draws near.
To volunteer, email Jim Counce at firstname.lastname@example.org
Valles Caldera National Preserve Sponsored Events
The Preserve puts on many special events that are shown on their web site calendar. Volunteers are always needed and your help will be appreciated.
If you are interested, email Jack Crane at email@example.com
Check our website for more details on these and other events throughout the season www.losamigosdevallescaldera.org.