Celebrate Earth Day By Improving Local Trails With PEEC And County

AcidCanyon102817_-02 Thomas Graves (2).jpgJoin PEEC and Los Alamos County for a trail workday on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be planting willows and shrubs in arroyos along the Perimeter Trail. Registration is requested at peecnature.org. Photo by Thomas Graves.


Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Alamos County this Saturday, April 20 for a spring trail workday on the Perimeter Trail. This volunteer project will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and participants will focus on planting willows and shrubs in arroyos along a section of the trail. There will be jobs for all ages at this event and it is free participate.  Registration is requested so that there will be enough supplies and snacks available for volunteers.

Participants should meet on Maple Drive where the Perimeter Trail crosses the road. Clippers, saws, shovels, other tools, extra gloves, snacks and good company will all be provided. Volunteers should bring a water bottle and work gloves if they have them and wear long pants and closed toe shoes. All participants will be required to sign a waiver when they arrive to volunteer with the County.

This volunteer project will serve as a kick-off to PEEC’s Earth Day celebration. The main Earth Day Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., but events will be going on throughout the week to celebrate.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.