Saturday, June 18th at 8:30 A.M.: Walk and Weed at Leonora Curtin Wetland preserve

Come Walk and Weed at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m., to view the restoration work to control the invasive, non-native plants in this rare Cienega with Yvonne and Barbara. Yvonne Hickerson is the Institute of Applied Ecology restoration ecologist who superintended the large project to remove listed noxious weeds like Russian olives and teasel. Barbara Fix, the Santa Fe NPSNM Chapter’s conservation chair and volunteer from Leonora’s ‘old days,’ will explain the chapter’s current project to supplement that project with managing non-listed weeds like kochia. We will stop briefly at places where weeds such as teasel and hound’s tongue need attention. If you want to help with a short bit of weeding (it is not obligatory), please bring gloves.

Also of note: Las Golondrinas is hosting an Herb and Lavender festival the same day, https://golondrinas.org/festivals/herb-lavender-fair/.

Directions to Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve:
(If you are interested in carpooling, please contact Barbara Fix, whose contact information is listed in the email reminder for this event.)
The preserve is located on the I-25 Frontage road near the La Cienega exit.  From that exit, turn north on the frontage road and the Preserve will be on your left. From 599, turn on to the frontage road going south and the preserve will be on your right. There is a small parking area at the Preserve and if we have a large turnout, some cars will need to park along the road.