La Mancha Volunteer Work Weekend--March 5th & 6th

March 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
La Mancha Wetlands, Mesilla, NM

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Kallie Renard
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Want to get your hands dirty and plant some trees? The Southwest Environmental Center needs lots of volunteers to help put the finishing touches on the Southwest Environmental Center’s La Mancha Wetland Restoration Project, near Mesilla, NM. We’ve scheduled a work weekend for Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, with an optional camp out on Saturday night.

This is a great opportunity to get out, meet great people, and do something tangible to benefit wildlife.

We’ve scheduled a work weekend for March 5-6 to try to get as much done as possible. You can come for part or all of one or both days. There’s even an option to camp out on Saturday night!

We need people to help with the following tasks:

Plant native trees and wetland plants Remove salt cedar and other invasive plants Install bat houses Install piezometers (simple groundwater monitoring wells) Install vehicle barriers Lay out trails Here’s the schedule:

Saturday 9 am to 4 pm Sunday 9 am to 1 pm Campout Saturday night (optional) Volunteers should bring gloves, sturdy shoes, work clothes, water, and sun protection. Be prepared to get muddy! Older kids are welcome. Sorry, no dogs.

For more information and to sign up, contact Kali at (575) 522-5552 or

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