During this week’s snow storm, a resident in Western Area was awakened at 3 a.m. by a loud snap and discovered that about a fourth of his large tree had broken off and landed on his fence. Courtesy photo
Following Monday’s recent ice/snow storm, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division has issued a call for volunteers to help collect and dispose of branches in those areas that have already received bulk item collection on the quarterly pick up schedule.
Residents are encouraged to help with branch clean up and ask others to help in neighborhoods. Trees around many properties sustained damage and breakage due to the wet, heavy snowfall, and yet many individuals aren’t capable of cleaning up the debris around their property.
Free gloves and bags are available to everyone participating in this effort and the 13th Annual Clean Up Los Alamos Day April 30. Volunteers who participate in this particular tree branch removal effort are asked to go online and register with Environmental Services so that County resources for extensive, large piles of branches can be staged in areas that can be easily retrieved by County vehicles and scheduled for pick up that day.
For smaller loads collected by volunteers, branches and other debris brought down by Monday’s storm should be taken to the Eco-Station – which is offering free load disposal on an unlimited basis Saturday, April 30 – as part of planned Clean Up Los Alamos Day promotional events.
Volunteers can click on this link to register: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gogreen/Pages/CleanUpLosAlamosDay.aspx.