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Help the Southwest Environmental Center to restore habitat along the Rio Grande by volunteering at our La Mancha Wetland project!

2 men looking out over pond, one pointing something out

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!

Be prepared to get muddy and maybe even spot beavers and herons that found a home in La Mancha Wetland along the Rio Grande near Mesilla. Join Sara, SWEC’s Desert Waters Intern, at La Mancha to help maintain this habitat and discover what it takes to restore a wetland. Volunteers are needed to remove weeds, perform trail maintenance, trim trees and cattails, install tree fencing, and clear pond debris. La Mancha is a wildlife sanctuary that provides habitats for many native and migratory species; volunteers make this space available for people to view and appreciate the abounding wildlife. Please bring a water bottle, gloves, sun protection, work clothes & shoes, and any yard working supplies. We will provide shade, water, and tools. 

Please register in advance so we know how many to expect!

Date: November 23rd, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - noon

Difficulty: Moderate (physical labor involved)

Bring: A water bottle, gloves, sun protection, work clothes & shoes, and any yard working supplies. We will provide tools, shade, and water.


November 23rd, 2019 8:00 AM