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National Public Lands Day Celebration at Abiquiu Lake

Published Sept. 8, 2017

Abiquiu, NM. -- For the 15th consecutive year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Abiquiu
Lake, will be hosting its’ National Public Lands Day celebration on Saturday, September 30th.
Activities will begin at 10:00 am at the Cerrito Boat Ramp parking lot, and end for lunch at 1:00
P.M. Volunteers will be assisting Lake Staff with shoreline cleanup, river cleanup, trail work,
and landscaping. In doing so, volunteers will be allowed to enjoy both day use facilities and
camping at no cost. We will also be broadcasting the event with a DJ from KDCE Radio,
hosting an environmental education fair with the Wildlife Center of Espanola, and providing a
free lunch for volunteers.

Why volunteer on National Public Lands Day? Every day of enjoyment that you get recreating
in the great outdoors, either camping, hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, bird watching, sightseeing
or whatever, chances are you’re most likely using public lands to do so. Lands that
belong to you! National Public Lands Day is a special day set aside, where you can give back,
and show your appreciation for public lands. It is also a day to take pride in the ownership of our
precious lands and join in a nationwide effort to improve them for future use. So, lend a hand
and play a part in the stewardship of your natural and recreational resources!

The Cerrito Boat Ramp at Abiquiu Lake is located at the east side of the dam 2 miles west of the
Hwy 84 and Hwy 96 junction. For more information, or details on how you or your organization
can help, call the Abiquiu Lake Project Office at 505-685-4371.

John Mueller
505-685-4647 (fax)

Release no. 17-007