Help Us Find the Red Rocks! 5th Annual Hunt for the Red Rocktober on Saturday, October 20th
Santa Fe County sent this bulletin at 10/17/2018 05:46 PM MDTPlease join the Santa Fe County team on Saturday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the El Camino Real Trailhead
The Santa Fe Watershed Association, in partnership with Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe, will host the 5th Annual Hunt for the Red Rocktober. This fun, family-friendly, community Santa Fe River cleanup event, challenges volunteers to be on the lookout for especially created red rocks. These rocks are hidden in the river bed and are found as volunteers remove litter from the Santa Fe River. Volunteers who find a red rock are eligible to participate in drawings!
The Santa Fe River project is a joint effort between Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe to construct approximately 15 miles of continuous greenway of public parks and trails from downtown Santa Fe to the Wastewater Treatment Plant west of NM 599. When completed the County’s portion of the River Greenway will run from the current City limits at Frenchy’s Field to the Wastewater Treatment Plant west of NM 599, approximately eight miles.
The Greenway will revive the traditional use of the corridor as a transportation route and focus community members and visitors on the historical role of the Santa Fe River in connecting communities along the Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. As part of the project, Santa Fe County is also restoring the River using natural materials and native plants to stabilize the channel and enhance the riparian habitat.
The Santa Fe County team will be meeting at El Camino Real Trailhead (3612 Constellation Drive.) at 10 a.m. with gloves and trash bags to share. Contact Maria Lohmann at [bot protected email address], or 505-995-2774.