Join PEEC, Bandelier and other entities for a reforestation volunteer project in Bandelier National Monument on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required to volunteer for this project. Photo Courtesy PEEC
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Bandelier National Monument are looking for volunteers to help with reforestation efforts in the Monument this weekend.
On Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., staff from Bandelier, the U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico State University and volunteers through PEEC will plant thousands of Ponderosa and Douglas Fir seedlings in areas of the park affected by the Las Conchas fire of 2011. Registration is required for this volunteer project at peecnature.org.
Participants can join this exciting effort in our local National Park for one or both days. The group will park in the large parking area across from the Cerro Grande Trailhead at the intersection of State Road 4 and Forest Road 289.
When registering, volunteers will have the opportunity to select how far they would like to hike to plant trees. Participants should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots and a hat. Bring water, snacks, lunch and work gloves. Tools will be provided and kids are welcome to help with this project as long as they stay with an adult.
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.