Clinics create communal camaraderie

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SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest is offering two trail clinics this fall that focus on repairing and building trailhead.
The clinics are  a way to learn how trails are made and maintained and can add to a resume, create great networking opportunities and even provide for a good workout.  
Participants should come prepared wearing long work pants, a lightweight, long- sleeved shirt, above-ankle boots and work gloves. Also, pack water and lunch for each clinic. The Forest Service will provide all tools and hard hats and a representative will be present at the workday to lead the projects. Choose any or all of the following Trail Clinic opportunities:
9 p.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30: Participants will meet at the Los Alamos Forest Service office across the street from Starbucks.  Participants will carpool to the trailhead, then  construct a bench-cut trail on the Knapp Trail.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20: Participants will meet at the lower Winsor trailhead, then  build retaining walls and tread re-establishment on lower Winsor Trail.
The Forest Service office is located at 475 20th Street in the building on the east side of Ashley Pond.  Carpooling and transportation to the work site will occur from this location. Volunteer agreements and safety briefings will be conducted prior to leaving. Please arrive 15 minutes early.  
For more information contact Jennifer Sublet, Volunteer Coordinator, at jasublett@fs.fed.us or 505-753-7331.