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 Forest Service gate above the Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road 376. We will pick up accumulated trash along FR 376 and the Rio Guadalupe between the tunnels and Porter’s Landing seven miles upstream. The Club will provide garbage sacks, but drivers with pickups or SUVs are needed to help haul out the trash.
Bad weather will cause a postponement, so having a way to contact you will be helpful. Your participation will net you one entry in the Volunteer appreciation drawing that we will hold at next year’s conclave.
New Mexico Trout Conservation Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Gilman topo map