Dia del Rio 2018 – Pecos Canyon clean up

Upper Pecos Watershed Association - Dia del Rio Pecos River canyon clean up

Meet up location at Monastery Lake

Scheduled Activities

9 AM

Donuts and coffee will be served

Team assignments (or form your own), safety briefing, clean up supplies.

River blessing by Benedictine Monastery Father Coleman

10 AM – 1 PM

Pecos River Canyon clean up

1 – 3 PM

Meet at Jamie Koch Pavilion for free picnic lunch

Free bucket raffle, door prizes for:  Most trash collected; Largest team; Most interesting treasure found; Oldest piece of trash.

Truchas Chapter Trout Unlimited will provide fly tying demonstrations, fly casting assistance, and aquatic insect education.

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Questions or comments, email upwa@pecoswatershed.org  or 505-757-3600

Dalton Day Use Area open to the public

Dalton Day Area two years after restoration

We are pleased to announce that the US Forest Service Dalton Day Area gates have been opened and the picnic area is officially open to the public.  For the past few years Forest Service budget issues have not provided for staff to clean this picnic area.  Due to its popularity to the public, the Upper Pecos Watershed Association (UPWA) has committed to a multi-year volunteer agreement with the Forest Service to maintain the cleanliness of the Dalton Day Area.  On a weekly basis, while the gates are open, UPWA volunteers clean litter and trash in and around the river.

Additionally, UPWA will install portable toilets in the Day Use Area during peak use months.

We would love you to join us in our weekly Friday morning trash pick ups.  Watch our Facebook events for clean up times.