Volunteer at La Mancha!
Join us at our Desert Wetland, La Mancha, for a day of conservation work this Saturday, March 14th from 8am until noon.
Volunteer at the La Mancha Wetland!
There are few things more fulfilling than giving back to the environment. On this Saturday morning, you'll have a chance to get your hands dirty and help out at our La Mancha wetland project ridding the pond of invasives and improving trails. A fun activity for the whole family!
Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2020
La Mancha Workdays
Help SWEC to restore habitat along the Rio Grande by volunteering at our La Mancha Wetland project! Be prepared to get your hands dirty and maybe even spot beavers and herons that found a home in La Mancha Wetland.
Help create habitat for wetland wildlife!
The world is depressing these days, but there's nothing more gratifying than getting your hands dirty and doing something concretely positive for nature. Come on out to La Mancha this Fall and help us create habitat for birds, fish, and mammals that depend on dwindling wetland ecosystems. We need help weeding, maintaining trails, trimming trees and cattails, installing tree fencing, and clearing debris from the pond. Make a difference in your community and check out wetland wildlife while you're at it!
Hang out with wildlife for a day at La Mancha wetland! We will be identifying fish, birds, and plants at our pond. Participate in a native plant scavenger hunt and compete in a bull frog catching contest! Have fun with the entire family while helping us gain useful scientific data about our restoration project.
According to NMSU mammal expert Dr. Frey, the beaver living at our La Mancha wetland may be the only one for miles and miles around.
We are very excited about this. See a video of the beaver in action here.
YCC Crew members learn skills and conservation techniques while improving habitat for native plants and animals.
At 6:00am most mornings, a crew of six youth are beginning a long day of digging up cattails, removing tumbleweeds, and building trails at a secluded pond next to the Rio
The public is invited to join the Southwest Environmental Center at El Paso's wild oasis: Rio Bosque Wetlands Park. The March 2nd outing is part of the Southwest Environmental Center’s Spring 2019 Back by Noon Series.