From Truchas TU June 3rd Pecos Cleanup Reminder
gratz4 at cybermesa.com
Tue May 30 08:39:18 MDT 2006
The Pecos River is New Mexicos most heavily fished stream. It is a regional
treasure attracting fishing enthusiasts from all over New Mexico and
surrounding states. Less than 30 miles from Santa Fe, the Pecos offers put
and take fishing for stocked rainbows in its lower reaches, and wild Brown
trout and the occasional native Rio Grande Cutthroat in its upper section,
especially in the Pecos Wilderness. Unfortunately the rivers popularity has a
downside which diminishes this otherwise high quality outdoor experience for
everyone who uses the river corridor. The heavy traffic that the Pecos
receives results in large amounts of litter and assorted rubbish.
This years cleanup will be held Saturday, June 3. Volunteers will meet at the
Dalton Fishing Site at 9AM to sign in and be briefed. The Cleanup will proceed
even if there is a Forest Closure as much of the stream is not within the Forest.
After collecting trash, all volunteers will be treated to a sandwich lunch and
picnic at the Cowles Ponds. As usual, there will be a fishing rodeo for
children under 16. The young anglers catching the largest and smallest fish
will receive prizes. TU members and local fishing guides will also provide
casting lessons to any and all interested in learning to flycast at the ponds.
For more information, contact Frank Adelo at (505) 757-8567, email
panchoadelo at hotmail.com or Doug Jeffords at (505) 424-0644, email
dcjeffords at aol.com.
Thank you, we hope to see you June 3rd!
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