Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day Event
The Bureau of Land Management Carlsbad Field Office is seeking volunteers for its upcoming National Public Lands Day event Thursday - Saturday Sept. 24, 25 & 26; 7:00 am – 12:00 pm. In recognition of this annual observance, the BLM will conduct a variety of maintenance work at the Six Mile Dam area located along the Pecos River.
In concert with other events around the country, the BLM is encouraging the public to join BLM staff in making a difference for public land resources they use and value. Volunteers will perform work at the Six Mile Dam location constructing a new hiking trail, installing shade shelters, removal of abandoned barb wire fence, trash pick-up, trimming vegetation and installation of new signage. These efforts will improve the recreational opportunities for the Six Mile Dam area. These improvements will coincide with work done by the BLM and numerous partners. Those interested should meet at 7 a.m. at the designated staging area where BLM staff will break participants into groups. To get to this location follow the directions below: From Loving: Take the Pecos Highway (285) north to Carlsbad. Just past mile marker 27, take a right on Grandi Road (CR 706). Drive 2.18 miles and take a right on Forni Road. Stay on Forni Road until it dead ends at the dam. We will set up in the large caliche parking area next to the dam. From Carlsbad: From the intersection of Highway 62/285 and E Wood Avenue, head east on E Wood Ave (CR 216) for 2.89 miles. The road will take a wide long turn to the south. Stay on the main paved road and head south for 1 mile. Take a left on Forni Road. Stay on Forni Road until it dead ends at the dam. We will set up in the large caliche parking area next to the dam.
Prepare Before You Arrive: ¥Practice Covid-19 safety procedures; bring your own mask and hand sanitizer Work groups will be kept to small numbers in order to practice social distancing ¥Wear light-colored clothing; light neutral-colored clothing is less attractive to stinging insects like bees and wasps ¥Wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and leather boots with hard soles to protect against unforeseen hazards ¥Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses; bring bug spray if needed
What Will Be Provided at the Project Site for Volunteers: ¥Safety Briefing at site at 7:15 am ¥Free T-Shirts ¥Portable toilet ¥Water and snacks ¥Trash grabbers, trash bags, high viz vests for any crews working along the county road easement ¥Work gloves ¥Assorted tools to accomplish work tasks ¥First aid station