Latino Conservation Week: Caja del Rio Cleanup

24Jul2021

From 9:00 am until 12:00 pm

At La Cienequilla Petroglyphs

Join New Mexico Wild and our Northern Conservation Director Garrett VeneKlasen for a cleanup project at Caja del Rio on Saturday, July 24 as part of our celebration of Latino Conservation Week.

We will meet at the La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site at 9:00 a.m. and pick up trash until 12:00 noon. From the intersection of Airport Road and NM 599, continue west on Airport Road for 3.3 miles. There is a gravel parking area on the west side of the road and a BLM sign.

Please bring water, sunscreen, and work gloves. At noon, we will set up a discada and provide lunch and beverages for all.

Contact garrett@nmwild.org with any questions.

Caja del Rio is principally piñon-juniper savanna and grassland, with canyons plunging into the Santa Fe River and other tributaries of the Rio Grande. The land is dotted with cinder cones and features a dramatic basalt escarpment rich with petroglyphs. Caja is one of the most ecologically rich wildlife corridors in New Mexico. It provides vital habitat for a diverse range of plants and animals. The Caja is one of the last great opportunities to protect the West as it has existed for thousands of years.