A total of 75 individuals volunteered on at least one of over 30 city trail work events arranged by SFCT in 2014, including members of the Trails Alliance of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society as well as 26 students from the Masters Program (arranged via Santa Fe County’s Volunteer Coordinator), the Santa Fe Waldorf High School, and the Academy for Technology and the Classics. Together the volunteers contributed 664 hours of city trail maintenance, construction, or assessment work during these work days.
City trail work has been a wonderful group effort in 2014. Outstanding individual volunteers were recognized at a celebration on Dale Ball Trails in late October. They include the following, with final updated tallies for 2014:*
City Trail Volunteer Champion, 2nd Runner-Up: David Wilson, 16 city trail work days. David was presented with a broken shift lever found on a trail job, testimony to the rugged beauty of our city trails.
City Trail Volunteer Champion, 3rd Runner-Up: Manny Maes, 14 city trail work days. Manny received a rusted Borden Condensed Milk can with “Elsie the Cow” prominently intact on the label, found in the meadow above the Green Gate, Dale Ball Trails.
“Can barely count the work days on one hand” Awards: Ken Howard (5 city work days), Ray Eldridge, Jane Prouty (4 city work days each), Lynn Lown (3 city, 1 Atalaya) and Peggy Rudberg (2, 2).
“Just Passin’ Through” Award: Todd and Bev Van Santen of Sacramento CA, for their help on the Dale Ball Re-Route.
And thanks to all the rest of the volunteers as well, we hope to see you again for more fun in 2015!