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Clean Up Los Alamos Day Another Sweeping Success!

on May 17, 2017 - 12:57pm
Clean Up Los Alamos Day Appreciation Luncheon May 13 at Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Courtesy photo
 
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County Environmental Services would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the 14th annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day Saturday May 13.
 
It was a great success again this year with 339 participants collecting trash and brush around the Los Alamos and White Rock area.
 
The county collected approximately 10.5 tons of solid waste and 156 residents utilized the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center Saturday for free disposal.
 
The event

Additional Funds From $5.5 Million Settlement To Be Disbursed For New Mexico’s Environmental Restoration

on May 17, 2017 - 9:13am
 
ONRT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (collectively, the Trustees) have finalized the Addendum to the Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the Chino, Cobre, and Tyrone Mine Facilities in Southwestern New Mexico.
 
The ONRT is a small state agency administratively attached to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) ensuring that New Mexico’s natural resources that were injured because of contamination are restored for the full benefit of New

Los Alamos Bike To Work Day Friday

on May 17, 2017 - 7:54am

PEEC Offers New Forest Explorers Program

on May 17, 2017 - 7:48am

PEEC’s new summer program takes kids out in nature to play, hike and be creative. Photo by Denise Matthews

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is offering a new program this summer for 5 to 8 year olds, called Forest Explorers. This hike-and-play club will take children on weekly hikes, every Wednesday beginning June 14 through Aug. 9, with ample time for child-directed play in nature.

Forest Explorers is a 9-week drop off program that meets 9:30-11 a.m.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunset Over North Mesa

on May 17, 2017 - 7:12am
Daily Postcard: A colorful sunset fills the sky Saturday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday

on May 16, 2017 - 7:07pm
Astronomy News:
 
The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Spirio Soccer Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.
 
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Mars, Jupiter and its moons and Saturn with its rings and moons will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the spring constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
 
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Local Expert To Lead Wildflower Walk Monday

on May 16, 2017 - 7:19am

Wildflowers are important for pollinators like this swallowtail butterfly. Photo Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Would you like to learn more about wildflowers on the Pajarito Plateau? Starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller will lead a Wildflower Walk.

These popular monthly outings are easy walks to identify some of the wildflowers in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.

Daily Postcard: Rain Clouds Create Dramatic Sunset

on May 16, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: Rain clouds create a dramatic sunset Saturday over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Daily Postcard: Butterfly On Hummingbird Feeder

on May 15, 2017 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly is spotted Saturday on a hummingbird feeder at a home in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

National Nuclear Security Administration Notice Of Proposed Floodplain And Wetland Actions At LANL

on May 14, 2017 - 6:26am
NNSA News:
 
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is proposing activities within the 100-year floodplain in Delta Prime (DP) Canyon and within a wetland in Mortandad Canyon in Technical Areas-(TA) 21 and TA-03 respectively, at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
 
In accordance with 10 Code of Federal Regulations 1022 Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements, NNSA has prepared a joint floodplain and wetland assessment for the proposed actions.

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