La Mancha Workday

November 23, 2019 8am-12pm

man digging, pond in background

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. We will provide tools, shade and water.  RATING: Moderate for physical labor involved. 

Please bring a water bottle, gloves, sun protection, work clothes & shoes, and any yard working supplies. We will provide some tools, shade, and water. 

Directions: From Picacho Avenue or Calle del Norte, take Fairacres Road to Aries Ave. Go south under I-10 to the end of Aries. You’re there!

Please register in advance! Click here to register online or call us at 575-522-5552 to RSVP.

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