Saturday, June 1, 2013 • 10:00am – noon

Bicentennial Alto Park • Santa Fe

Join us — and join citizens all across America!

We’re tending our rivers, across the country. Here, we’re cleaning the Santa Fe River and our arroyos (which lead to the river).

It’s quick — just two hours, or any part of that.
And it can be dirty — but it doesn’t have to be.

We have gloves and trash bags. And refreshments!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it…. Come to Alto Park, next to the Senior Center.

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For more information, contact Marty and Keely (505-820-1696,,

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Many hands make light work, and doing it together builds community.

It’s a labor of love, and it really does make a difference.

Already this year, more than 300 volunteers have pulled more than 500 bags of trash from our river corridors and arroyos.

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You’re our eyes and ears out there!

Do you know a reach of the river or an arroyo like the back of your hand?
Do you want to know a place that well? Have you seen things that you could share with us, as we compile observations about wildlife, water flows, hazards, and how our people use these corridors?

You could help us!

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The 2012 Living River Ordinance authorized the City to let the river run for the past two weeks (Friday, May 3 – Monday, May 20), watering the vegetation that holds the river banks together and provides habitat and shade — and stirring a little extra life in each of us who saw it, heard it, walked barefoot in it.

Come give thanks. Come tend the river and its tributaries with your own hands.

  • It’s actually fun.
  • It’s really rewarding — especially where there’s a lot of trash.
  • It’s the right thing to do.
  • We want you on our team.
  • In fact, bring your team, your family, a long-lost friend, your next door neighbor, your running partner, or someone who hasn’t thought much about the river in a long, long time.
  • We need you.
  • We couldn’t do it without you.
  • We appreciate you.

Thank you!

• Find Camino Alire between Alameda and Agua Fria.
• Turn east on Alto (~ across from Payne’s Nursery).
• Park at the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center, between the pool and tennis courts.

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