VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help clean up the river from US550 Access Point to Corrales Access Point.
Meet by 11:30am at Corrales Access Point (directions below). Combine cars and paddle craft and head on up to US550. NOTE: Jane will be going straight to US550 from church and will not be there to help organize shuttle.
Your help is needed! Some of our adaptive paddling participants and Boy Scout Troop 444 will be joining us. The more people on the river, the safer everyone will be.
KNM will document the cleanup with photos, videos and GPS coordinates and will send the information to the ACA's Club Stewardship Program. We'll weigh the material and record recyclables, landfill, etc and report the data to the ACA (American Canoe Association) National Trash Track campaign.
Directions to Corrales Access Point:
From the north ---- take US550 (exit 242) west. Go through the town of Bernalillo. Pass the Santa Ana Star Casino on the north side of the road. At the next stop light, turn left (south) onto NM 528. Take NM528 south and turn left at the 6th stop light - Corrales Rd. Go about 1/2 mile and turn left at the first ditch you see. Follow dirt road to the river.
From I25 and Alameda -- take Alameda west to Coors Blvd/Corrales Rd (NM 448). Turn right on Corrales Rd and go through the town of Corrales. At the City of Rio Rancho sign, turn right onto the dirt road by the ditch. Take the dirt road to the parking lot. If you get to NM528, you've gone too far.
From Paseo Del Norte and Coors Blvd --- take Coors Blvd north and stay on Coors ByPass (stay left) up the hill to Rio Rancho (becomes NM 528). Go past Southern Blvd and Northern Blvd. Turn right at the next stop light - Corrales Road. Go about 1/2 mile and turn left at the first ditch you see. Follow dirt road to the river.
Gloves and trash bags will be provided by Keep Rio Rancho Clean.
Kayaks will be available for Scouts, and then for family members.
Bring Sunscreen, water bottle, hat, good sturdy footwear for water, mud and brush.
Long pants are best protection from brush and sun, but avoid anything cotton.
Cleanup at 550 bridge 12:00-1:00 then paddle down to Corrales Ditch for cleanup there 3:00-3:30.
A few drivers also needed to shuttle a few vehicles.
Any questions: Scott 5054006124 cell.
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