Annual Rio Guadalupe Clean Up Project – April 8

Volunteer Project: Rio Guadalupe Cleanup
Saturday, April 8, 2017

New Mexico Trout has a tradition of welcoming the Spring opening of FR 376 between the Gilman Tunnels and Porter’s Landing with a volunteer trash pickup. That Forest Service road provides access to our Rio Guadalupe home water and it accumulates a lot of roadside trash over a season’s heavy use by the many people who visit that corridor. Doing these annual cleanups is one way we can express our thanks for the wonderful trout fishing opportunities the Rio Guadalupe affords, while we help maintain it in a state that we like to visit.

We will meet at 9:00am at the informal parking area at the locked Forest Service gate above the Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road 376 (directions below).
Bring gloves and a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and a hat. Phyllis Martinez of the Jemez District will unlock the gate, which will be closed behind us so we won’t have to deal with any vehicle traffic while we are working. We will pick up accumulated trash along the road from the tunnels to Porter’s Landing, seven miles upstream. The Club will provide garbage sacks, but drivers with pickups are needed to help haul out the trash.

RSVP to ronloehman@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 5th  and we will provide you with lunch. Your participation will net you one entry in the Volunteer appreciation drawing we will hold at next year’s conclave.

Directions:

Take I-25 north to Bernalillo, left exit on Highway 550 to San Ysidro, right on Highway 4 through village of Canon, left on State Road 485 about a mile past the high school.  Continue on SR 485, which becomes FR 376, for about another 5 miles. Total distance from the Big I is about 60 miles, driving time a little over an hour.

Ron Loehman, Conservation Chairman, ronloehman@gmail.com

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