On the Path to Higher Education

“Back in my day, we had to walk a mile to school every morning, up a mountain, through the snow!”  That’s what Roots and Wings Students will someday say reminiscing about middle school.  Now they can add, “And I had to build the trail by hand!”  Those Southern Methodist University Volunteers were back again on their spring break.  This year, in collaboration with RWCS students and teachers, Localogy and the Wilson family, the do-gooder undergrads constructed a trail up from the highway as part of a Safe Route to School grant.  The trail gets the kids off the County road, and meanders through Dr. Wilson’s’ latest conservation easement with the Taos Land Trust. Bud and Barb have now permanently protected 670 acres of his stunning ranch as a corridor for wildlife and wild children.