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LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Bandelier will be hosting a Wilderness Project Day on Saturday, September 23rd to celebrate National Public Lands Day and to recognize September as National Wilderness Month. Park staff and volunteers will meet at Bandelier’s Cottonwood Day Use Area at 8:00 am. They will spend the day replacing and/or installing new signs that welcome visitors into the Bandelier Wilderness. Most sign locations are accessed from Frijoles Canyon and include up to three miles of hiking and up to 500 feet of elevation gain and loss depending on the location.
Due to the nature of the project, volunteers should be in a good physical condition and be able to hike up to three miles with a heavy pack. Volunteers should bring a backpack with food, at least two liters of water, sun protection, long sleeves, work gloves, and eye protection. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about this event, please contact Ranger Dennis Milligan at (505) 672-3861 x1401 or [email protected]. Park entry is free on the day of the Wilderness Project Day to celebrate National Public Lands Day.