Public Invited to Valle Santa Rosa Workshop and Campout

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Los Amigo de Valles Caldera News:

The second of three workshops is planned on the tributaries of San Antonio Creek this summer.

Santa Rosa Creek is a major tributary to San Antonio Creek. It is being severely impacted by increased runoff from adjacent slopes burned by the Las Conchas Fire.

The Los Amigos are again partnering with the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation (AWF) to accomplish valuable wetland restoration.

We will be camping in the far northwest area of the Preserve at the San Antonio Cabin area. We invite you to join us for the two days of work and two nights camping.

Children are welcome but no pets are permitted on the Preserve. Tents, pickup campers, small RV’s and tent or travel trailers are allowed.

Access will be arranged through the main gate in the Valle Grande on Highway 4.

We plan to work Saturday and Sunday until about noon, but those can work only Saturday are welcome.

We will be using stone gathered from the adjacent slopes and some sod clumps dug close by to stabilize head cuts and to plug gullies forming in the creek.

A lot of the work will be hard but there are worthwhile tasks for every level of endurance. Part of the area is boggy so wet feet are possible.

This is New Mexico so sun, rain, overcast sky and wind or a mix of it all are to be expected.

Day packs with appropriate clothing, lunches and plenty of water is necessary. Nighttime temperatures will be cold, probably in the low 40’s.

We hope you can join us Friday evening. We will serve hot breakfast burritos Saturday and grilled bison and veggie burgers at a potluck Saturday evening.

We generally have plenty of leftovers for Sunday meals.

Please RSVP no later than July 13. It should be an interesting and fun weekend in a beautiful place.

I will provide more details to those interested.

To volunteer, email Jack Crane at jdcrane@valornet.com or telephone 575-829-3648.

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