Rio Cebolla Work Project – June 4

Our annual member BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 4 in conjunction with a work project on the Rio Cebolla. We have worked with Santa Fe National Forest staff to identify a three-part project that will provide important benefits to the Rio Cebolla.

  1. Planting willow cuttings along the Cebolla inside one of the areas fenced off as NM Meadow Jumping Mouse habitat.
  2. Building vehicle barriers to protect stream banks that are eroding sediment into the Cebolla.
  3. Removing campfire rings inside the newly-constructed vehicle barriers that are too close to the stream and are an additional source of stream pollution.
    We will divide into three teams, with volunteers choosing which of the three tasks they want to work on. Tools will be supplied. Forest Service staff will provide necessary instruction.  No special skills required of volunteers.

For further information contact New Mexico Trout Conservation Chairman:

RSVP before Wednesday, June 1 and NM Trout will provide you with a BBQ lunch.

This is for members, so if your membership has lapsed, please renew now!


We will meet at 9:00 AM immediately to the north of the private property boundary where the Rio Cebolla flows under Forest Road 376. This spot is about 15 miles north of the Gilman Tunnels.  A map is below.

Bring gloves and a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and a hat. At noon we will break to enjoy a lunch of Rudy’s BBQ provided for NM Trout members.

Driving directions: Take I-25 north to Bernalillo, left 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 to the Gilman Tunnels. The workshop site is about another 15 miles north on FR 376. Total distance from the Big I is about 75 miles, driving time a little over an hour and a half.

For further information contact New Mexico Trout Conservation Chairman, Ron Loehman.

Featured image by Ron Loehman.