The Gallinas River has been a significant destination for travelers along the Santa Fe Trail. Flowing from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the Pecos River, the river’s watershed provides safe haven for migratory birds in one of the largest wetland areas in New Mexico.
Las Vegas, NM
Gallinas River Park
Saturday, October 2, 2021
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance and the City of Las Vegas will co-host a litter clean-up and planting along the bosque.
Rio Ruidoso starts at Sierra Blanca Peak and runs through the Sacramento Mountains into the Hondo Valley. The noisy river is a destination for anglers as it provides habitat for both rainbow and brown trout.
Sunday, October 18, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Help clean-up the lakes, rivers, and creeks that make up the Rio Ruidoso watershed! Fundraising opportunities are also available for youth groups and sports teams.
Flowing from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, the Rio Grande is the fourth longest river system in the United States. The Rio Grande Valley and bosque habitat provide homes for birds such as sandhill cranes, bald eagles, and blue herons.
Valle De Atrisco Trail
Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
At the third-annual Junk Jog, participants will compete in a plogging race along the Bosque. Plogging is an international trend to pick up litter while jogging!
More litter can be found along waterways than roadways.
There are approximately 26 billion pieces of litter along waterways in the United States. PPE litter such as masks and gloves are already being found in our rivers and streams. The problem of litter is significant and solvable; volunteer to be part of the solution!
Litter can end up in the ocean via New Mexico’s waterways.
Ethyl the Whale is a recycled art piece that seeks to bring awareness to plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Created by artists Joel Dean Stockdill and Yustina Salnikova, Ethyl holds the Guinness World Record for the largest recycled plastic sculpture.